Nigerian actress and talk show host, Bimbo Akintola has shared her opinion on the role that the movie industry has had in the growth of immorality in society.
She claimed that since the issue might be linked to improper parenting, Nollywood should not be held responsible for the activities that youngsters are doing in today.
In an interview with The Punch, Bimbo Akintola claimed that rather than inventing social vices, the movie industry only mirrored them.
In her words ;
“It is not true that movies are responsible for the decadence in society. Yes, the industry educates on what is going on in society; but, are you telling me that Nigerians don’t raise their children at home anymore? I remember my upbringing; and I know what was real and what was not. What is happening in society these days is that mothers are so busy. With existing realities, both parents have to make money to keep their children on a certain level of affluence.
Now, children are practically been raised by nobody. My mother raised us. She had a big shop which she usually closed at the same time with our schools. She was a millionaire, but she would always go home to be with us. But, parents cannot afford to do that anymore. Back then, a lot of mothers stayed at home, but mothers cannot afford that anymore. The industry is not what is affecting society. Rather, it is reflecting the problems in society.”
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