We all had that one beautiful actress or actor we looked up to when growing up. Looking back now, I can’t imagine what life would have been like without us watching Nollywood back then as kids (life would be boring). Today, we shall share 6 lies and secrets Nigerian Movies made you believe
During these times, buying foreign movies looked like a big deal and only the big kids can afford it back then( big kids? Lolz). Majority of us were never allowed to step out of our house, (No need to deny it, it is a known fact) Nollywood latest movies the only form of entertainment we knew.
We stare in shock and surprise plus admiration at the actors and actresses, swearing at the ones that have the misfortune of acting bad roles and praising the ones who play the role of a “lover boy/girl and a good person”.
When we watch naija movies as a family, we look at each other’s faces to see who is crying the most to a sad movie.
But in those moments, we were taking in the lessons, both consciously or unconsciously. Lessons that have remained with us and might remain with us for the rest of our lives.
How the wealthy are portrayed?
The wealthy are usually found saying things like “I don’t want to be wealthy, I just want enough to take care of me and my family”.
Think about how the countless times your ears had bled out from hearing that statement over and over again over time. It is one of the many legacies of Nollywood. This is because wealthy people are portrayed as bad people. This message is so frequent that most people have grown the fondness of having nothing to do with wealth.
They will tell you that they want peace of mind and wealth does not give this; not even in its simplest form. Nollywood has made us believe a lot of crappy things, but today, we focus on what they have made us believe about money and wealth creation and about people who are wealthy in Nigerian movie industry.
6 lies and secrets Nigerian Movies Fed You
They must pay a visit to the native doctor
Paying a visit to a native doctor for “quick money moves” is usually not enough in Nollywood films, but there comes a catch; for the ritual to make them wealthy, they must sacrifice something important (a human life is required).
What are the three most important things they usually take away?
Ok here they are:
- Your dearly aged mother (The gods have a thing for mothers(maybe the gods are into “MILF Porno” lolz)
- Your lovely wife.
- One or all of your children.
Whichever pone they demand you lay down must be beloved by you. If you do not have mad love for them, then their deaths will not be accepted as a sacrifice.
Only after the sacrifice is accepted will they become wealthy. Nothing more, nothing less. No hard work or learning from their part. Just do the sacrifice and you go BLOW! (Become rich in minutes).
Rich People are wicked
Wealthy Nigerians are believed to be inhuman. They deal with people the way they like. When you mess with them, you meet an untimely end.
They have a stony heart. They are unjust to widows, orphans and any other person they perceive to be vulnerable and less of a human. Most times, their wicked acts cannot be justified. They act unfairly to them just so they can be tagged “wicked people”.
In fact, this is a necessary thirst by rich individuals in latest Nigerian movies. If you were a good person before you become wealthy, then you must change. Being good is not a deserving character of a wealthy person.
They are miserable
Their plot usually paints an image that rich people are not happy people.
Can you imagine that?
Although It is a widely known fact that being wealthy does not make you happy. But a lot of people will rather be sad and wealthy than being happy and sad. Besides, everyone wants to be rich these days. You can be rich and happy but Nollywood movies goes against the idea of being “rich and happy”….to them if you are rich; you must be a “miserable rich man”
They don’t sleep at night.
Rich individuals suffer from perpetual insomnia. But it is not the scientifically proven insomnia.
It is a type of special insomnia caused by “their village people” who will not allow them to sleep at night peacefully or insomnia caused by the witches and wizard they consulted before they became wealthy. What you have to do is stay up all night and fire back at them when they fire at you.
They are greedy and dishonest
Regardless of the fact that these people are wealthy, they will happily force their poor neighbours to give up their lands and every other property they might own.
If you have any business dealing with them, they will deceive you and cart away your money.
You can’t just trust them.
They don’t have peace of mind
They are always restless all the days of their life. At every point in their life, something is troubling them. If they are not conjuring murderous thoughts of how to kill an enemy, they will be thinking of how to kill a neighbour. If they are not thinking of how to get their next victim, then it will be about the time of their next ritual.
What will you say of someone who does not sleep at night? The person does not have peace obviously.
We are all humans who want to have a good happy life. If those things are the only conditions to attain wealth, a lot of people will give it up and rather have a happy and fulfilling life. But these are not conditions, in fact, they are all lies.
There are so many wealthy people who are honest.
There are so many wealthy people that are not wicked.
There are so many wealthy people that are not covetous, that have peace and sleep well at night. In fact, if you have a sleeping race with them, they will have deeper and longer sleep than you.
If in any way you have been affected by these lies, then see them as what they are – lies. You can be wealthy and sleep peacefully at night. You can be wealthy without being greedy and dishonest.
Most importantly you can be wealthy and happy. Honest people like you and I can make wealth so long as you keep to the rules of making wealth. We can all create wealth – loads of them – without all those troubles.
What other lies and secrets Nigerian Movies has fed you? . Share in the comment section.