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Ok so Femi Branch isn’t mad at Zuckerberg in particular but how we misrepresent the Nollywood industry to foreigners. This all started when the Facebook CEO visited Afrinolly where he met both filmmakers (Kunle Afolayan, RMD, Rita Dominic, Stephanie Linus among others) and other entertainment artists including Yemi Alade, Basket Mouth, Chidinma, Ehiz…


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Anyway, actor Femi Branch took to Instagram to share a video where Zuckerberg referred to all the personalities mentioned above as the ‘major stars in Nollywood’.

Here is what Branch had to say about the video:

“Was really pissed off at the way we misrepresent ourselves to foreigners sometimes. Imagine this fellow saying “Here we have all the major Artistes”????? Seriously?!?! These are all the major stars in Nollywood?!?! And are Yemi Alade, Chidinma, Basketmouth and Co Nollywood Artistes?!?! This is really idiotic to say the least!!!”


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After getting ‘feedback’ from fans, family, friends, followers, foes, the actor decided to explain himself better, and he did it pretty well.

“Abeg my lovely people, try and read my posts and understand my words and meanings before penning comments on them. Nollywood means the Nigerian Movie industry, which comprises all screen Actors and practitioners in Nigeria. It does not mean the Nigerian Entertainment industry, which Nollywood itself belongs to. We should be more careful when presenting such vital information to foreigners so they don’t leave confused. This is my humble submission o. God bless u all and have a fantabuloustic weekend.”

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Written by Kike Olowu

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