Thanks to Nollywood, the fear of ‘old women’ is the beginning of wisdom for some youngies. Nollywood should start making movies where wives use their husbands for money rituals or where girlfriends use their boyfriends because come to think of it, women like money too, abi?
On a more serious note, these kinds of movies need to stop. Stop spreading this archaic narrative. Just stop it! It haf do. When women are being dumped on the roads – weak and battered, everyone concludes she must have been a runs girl, an example is that Ajah lady. No one thinks of it as a case of kidnap or rushes to rescue the victim. People immediately concluded that she must have ‘followed money’ and deserves it.
From the fear of to witchcraft, Nollywood movies have impacted us in many ways we cannot explain. Thanks to Nollywood, the fear of ‘old women’ is the beginning of wisdom for some Many people thought most elderly women were witches who flew at night, sometimes missed their timing and got stuck as birds.
Sometimes, they would have started turning back into humans before getting stuck as half-human and half-bird. Many of these witches would be found in villages In fact, these witches will be so nice and close to you. It won’t be a lie to say that the term originated from Nollywood movies. There was a widespread fear that once you are an who just landed in the village, your legs will swell, your eyes will go blind or at worse, you will run mad until ‘village people’ decide to set you free. If they want to
In many cases, the lady in question would have suffered and suffered and will have a sick mother/father that is always coughing and is about to die. They would have been praying for a breakthrough, then the Prince will just show up (like a poverty alleviation scheme) and wipe away all their tears. This is one that has been portrayed and reinforced by Nollywood movies.
-Curled from Bella Naija