This was published online by Time magazine about a month ago and what i saw truly disturbed me. Things have been going up on different blog sites about it but i haven’t seen anything here. When i saw these pictures, i was disturbed, angered and truly flabagasted the way our movie industry was potrayed. I mean, you would think that the fact that we are the third largest film industry would touch a point with them and make them want to do their research before they did a feature on us but instead of that, this is what they came out.
Now, I am not bashing anyone for their creativity and most of the information they had in their caption was correct. However, in saying that, I also believe in a magazine as popular and old as Time to be truthful and to have done the correct research before they put anything like that out and I think everyone will agree with me that most of those pics do not reflect what most of our movies are about. It is very sad that there have been misconceptions and stereotypes about Nigeria (and Africa in general) all these times and you would think that by now, the knowledge level would have increased. This pictures showed me that this isn’t the case.
Well, feel free to look over the pics and give your reactions to them, let me know what you think and also why it is the case that all these stereotypes are still prevalent even till today, Enjoy
PS – this is my first piece, hope you like it, more to come.