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Actress Omotola faces backlash as she promotes Nollywood over Afrobeats

One-time Nollywood screen diver, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has provoked many online users in her latest Instagram post.

The 45-year-old who recently relocated to the United States in a nostalgic mood, posted some very old clips from movies she had appeared in like Yankee Girls, Games Women Play, Blood Sisters, All My Life, and Kosorogun which made waves in the 90s.

She first explained how emotional the videos made her before making the following statement:- “Despite the not so great quality, No social media, these movies broke barriers … Way Before Afrobeats. We… introduced Nigerian Entertainment to the World! We took on the World…we still … Name the Movies you know… Lol.”

Not many found it funny as some like d77official said: “Don’t ever compare Afrobeat to Nollywood, una wey make other countries come Dey think say all Nigerians Dey do Juju”.

iamwammie wasn’t far off as he wrote that he totally disagreed with her submission. He said: “Nah!!! – Nollywood is responsible for the bad misrepresentation and most of the Negative stereotypes that Nigerians suffer today. So, before you hype nonsense, you need to really think it true. Y’all did more harm to the culture than good in my own opinion”.

While ayo2bam said: Way before Afrobeats? When did baba fela start his music career?

However, @Augustineiloh praised the efforts of the artistes of yesteryears as he wrote: ” You guys made it without the influence of social media, that was real talent. So, let there still be some regard to that local place where you all started”.

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