Nollywood actor, Femi Branch is not happy with the way, his industry was portrayed during the visit of the Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg to the country recently.
Branch took to his Instagram page to express his disgust at the way, some comedians and music artistes were labeled Nollywood actors when the Zuckerberg visited Afrinolly, a Nollywood studio.
“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!!!” Branch said on Instagram handle
During his visit, Zuckerberg had allegedly crashed a music video of Illbliss and met with some musicians and comedians like Bovi, Basketmouth, Yemi Alade, and DJ Cuppy. Zuckerberg took some pictures with the stars and livestreamed his visit to the studio.
With his post going viral and people jumping to conclusions, he posted another video to clarify what he meant and captioned it:
“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!”