I clicked on You Tube’s play button and waited for the stylish, sassy, sometimes scary clique of upwardly mobile Nigerian women known as the Black Berry Babes to load on my laptop. Finally, the popular Nollywood film series appeared on the screen. Instead of shoes, though, the women covet Canada’s fashionable hand-helds. At the time, I was working for an NGO in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, where Internet connections rival Canadian dial-up speeds circa 1995.If I have money and want to chill somewhere, I do that.I don’t really have time for all those coming together with other actors, sit down and gossip, because I have a future outside the industry. So, I like to protect my image, I don’t want all those dirty things, so I just have to avoid a lot of things.By AYO ONIKOYI, Entertainment Editor Beautiful and sexy Edo-State born Nollywood actress, Christabel Egbenya, has done so many films since she came into the movie industry.She has talent and she has brought it on in many of her films but like every actor, there are some roles that still haunt or define their careers.Therefore, it is important to know what kind of movies are being produced for viewing, since as a result of technology, more and more people in the society, have access to television.According to Daramola(2005), “The mass media are very powerful socializing agents.
When I don’t have a job, I go back to my house and think of other things to do.
In Nigeria, though, where Black Berry claims its hand-helds account for half of all smart phones, cachet has less to do with the handsets themselves and more to do with the nation’s flimsy infrastructure.
In a country where some 85 percent of the population lives on less than (US) a day, reliable electricity is rare and multiple call drops are common—three or four, for example, in a brief chat with my boyfriend, asking him to pick up bread on his way home; a dozen more in longer calls home to my parents in Toronto, who worried every time my digitally lagging voice disappeared again.
We debate, we get loud, we laugh but most importantly we have fun.
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