What I find interesting about these movies is the moral panic around them, the “uncalled for” and “un African” “filthy sexual content” that apparently has no place in Nollywood.
Supposedly, the introduction and presence of sexually explicit scenes should now be added to the already long list of problems plaguing Nollywood, such as subpar acting, soundtracks that reveal the entire story, badly titled movies and poor directing.
We found this disturbing, as we did the ever-present male gaze: the way the camera lingered over the body of the attractive female actor but not on that of the male actors.
The trailer did nothing to pique our interest further, and I promptly forgot about the movie and the entire topic of sexually-explicit Nollywood movies until I came across a trailer for yet another “controversial” movie. Altogether, I stumbled upon five Nollywood movies that supposedly contained pornographic scenes before deciding to look further into the matter.
Those in the Prime Years group (21-25, 22%), Vital Years group (26-30, 27%), Borderline group (31-35, 32%), and the Danger Zone group (36-40, 19%).
Note, that because of the small sample size, the fallacy of generalization may be committed if these statistics or findings are viewed as a perfect representation of the real situation in England or the West.
Born about four decades ago, Saraki attended Cheltenham Ladies’ College, London and University of Sussex , where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.
The fancy jargon surrounding the current foodie movement makes it seem as if current trends such as veganism and paleo diets are new discoveries. Pre-colonial Africans did, in fact, rely predominantly on a plant-based diet.
Consent is the basis for any sexual interaction and should include all necessary information for parties to make an informed decision.
It only stands that if equality is for all then every person, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, should be held to similar standards.
Queer Africa 2 is a collection of stories that explores everything from childhood crushes to unemployment, and dating a married man.