Nollywood actor, Lateef Adedimeji has come out to celebrate one of the top kings in the country, the Ooni of Ife.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi recently clocked a year older on October 17, 2020, and Nigerians have been celebrating him.
Lateef simply shared photos from his visit to the king at his palace, praying that the grace of God will never depart from him.
He added that he loves the Ooni of Ife and the King deserves appreciation for all he does for his people.
His words, “Kabiyesi oooooo, Alase ekeji Orisa. Happy birthday father , may the grace olodumare never depart from you. Thank you for all you do . I love you kabiyesi, igba Odun , Odun ni kan ni lase edumare @ooniadimulaife”
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Nollywood is a sobriquet that originally referred to the Nigerian film industry. The origin of the term dates back to the early 2000s, traced to an article in The New York Times. Due to the history of evolving meanings and contexts, there is no clear or agreed-upon definition for the term, which has made it a subject to several controversies.
The origin of the term “Nollywood” remains unclear; Jonathan Haynes traced the earliest usage of the word to a 2002 article by Matt Steinglass in the New York Times, where it was used to describe Nigerian cinema.
Charles Igwe noted that Norimitsu Onishi also used the name in a September 2002 article he wrote for the New York Times. The term continues to be used in the media to refer to the Nigerian film industry, with its definition later assumed to be a portmanteau of the words “Nigeria” and “Hollywood”, the American major film hub.
Film-making in Nigeria is divided largely along regional, and marginally ethnic and religious lines. Thus, there are distinct film industries – each seeking to portray the concern of the particular section and ethnicity it represents. However, there is the English-language film industry which is a melting pot for filmmaking and filmmakers from most of the regional industries.