Nollywood actress, Mary Remmy Njoku, has described Nollywood as a home for all and dumping ground for all of society's rejects.
Njoku's comment follows a statement made by the President of Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, that the movie industry is not a dumping ground for evictees of the Big Brother Naija show.
Njoku, a mother of one, argued that a majority were unemployable in the society when they joined Nollywood with no degree and no certificates.
She went on to say that if not for Nollywood, many people would have committed suicide because of stigmatisation and discrimination.
Njoku ended her post by describing Nollywood as "home to all and life to anyone who wants to live."
She said, "She doesn't care about your past. She doesn't care about what the world thinks of you. She doesn't discriminate. She holds you till find your feet in the society.
"ANYONE can make it in Nollywood. She gives a clean slate to anyone who wants a 2nd, 3rd or 4th chance. She never stops giving.
"Majority of us were unemployable in the society when we joined Nollywood. No degree. No certificates. If not for Nollywood so many people would have committed suicide because of stigmatisation and discrimination.
"Nollywood is home to ALL. She is life to anyone who wants to live. Remember that."
In the same vein, other Nollywood actors have also reacted, with many taking sides with Njoku.
@iamnino_b said, "This one hit me hard! Oga @emekarollas you wrong for this one baba!!! Abeg who is Nollywood for? Maka needs to be enlightened." (sic)
Actress, Nkechi Blessing Sunday, also agreed with Njoku's views. She responded in the comment section, "GBAM" and then went on to attach 'hands clapping' emoticons.