Flash Fiction Fridays: Missing Yellow Glasses

“Where are they?” Mama Rita grumbled, casting a suspicious glance at her husband.  For all she knew, he could be sitting on them.  He sat in an easy chair, reading a newspaper, ignoring her completely.  He did not look up … Continue reading

Why We Love Nollywood 2: The Characters are People We Know

I started this series earlier in the year, and decided it was time to pick it up again and finish it.  So here goes!

You read the title, so you already know what Number 2 is, but I will repeat it to drum it into your head emphasize it:

We love Nollywood because the characters are people we know

Did I really have to use the large text? While you’re still debating that in your mind, let me explain myself.

Mercy Johnson

Mercy Johnson

Unlike Hollywood movies, Nollywood movies are filled with characters that the average Nigerian (and many other nationalities who watch these movies) can relate to.  If you overlook the fake American-British-Jamaican-Portuguese (okay, I exaggerated, but you get my point) accent, the characters for the most part sound like you and me.  Pure, unadulterated Nigerian accent.  But that’s not all. Continue reading