A Twitter user identified as Ada Nwoke has slammed Nollywood for reinforcing some wrong societal beliefs.
In a post shared on Twitter, the young lady stated that some people believe that abortion causes female infertility even though studies have shown otherwise.
The post went viral and started a conversation on how Nollywood makes bogus things appear real and mislead people.
If there were to be analysis of most Nollywood movies and the effects they have on society, many things will be discovered and the result will sadden patriotic Nigerians who want the society to move forward.
It is why the post of Twitter user, Ada Nwoke @okemzuruoke, started a conversation about how Nollywood plays a major role in reinforcing ill beliefs that end up being the foundation for societal mindset.
In her post, Ada stated that most people still believe that abortion causes female infertility even though studies show otherwise.
Read her post below:
I think we actually underestimate how injurious the movie industry in Nigeria has been to our collective perceptions and perspectives of life. The miseducation is just way too far reaching.
— Ada Nwoke (@okemzuruoke) August 21, 2019
Her post which garnered a lot of reactions had social media users stating some other ill beliefs that have been promoted through Nollywood movies and people accept it as the gospel truth.
Below are some of the reactions:
Common Nollywood Tropes
Wicked Mother in Law
Barren wife that was wayward in her youth
Suffering and praying wife that stays with an abusive husband.
Travel to the 'city' and boom!! Come back with SUV (Jeep).
— Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and 48 others (@Rex_Supremo) August 21, 2019
Nollywood then was a product of a Nigeria without internet…they were mirroring the ignorant Nigerian society. Thank God we know better now, thanks to Google and co
— Michael (@capitaIBK) August 21, 2019
It's 1 step forward, 10 steps back with this shit. Nollywood really reinforcing tired obsolescence, across all Africa. It's exhausting. 😖
— DescendedFromMoor (@BulackaMaani) August 21, 2019
I still remember one time I got sick and threw up at a party and I could literally see the positive pregnancy test in people's eyes. Nollywood has also successfully perpetuated the stereotype that the first cause of nausea is pregnancy
— Uzy Nduka (@SassyUzy) August 21, 2019
This is why i hate the industry. I don't and will never watch their movies.
— Hecate (@sa_vvy_) August 21, 2019
Can you even imagine. If I tell you how many things I have 'learnt'. I wonder who feeds them information.
— Tosin Olaluwoye 🇳🇬 🇦🇺 (@tosin_olaluwoye) August 21, 2019
Thinking disability is always caused diabolically.
Every rich women is into prostitution.
Every rich man did blood money.
Having only girl children is the woman's fault.
Reinforcing the narrative of "sending a woman back to the father's house" with Ghana-must-bag.
— Chisara Agoha (@Chisara14) August 21, 2019