The recent passing of televangelist TB Joshua has sparked a conversation about the future of tourism in Nigeria. Former presidential aide and activist Reno Omokri has suggested that Nollywood could play a critical role in promoting the country positively and attracting more visitors.
In a tweet that has gone viral, Omokri emphasized that TB Joshua was the primary reason why tourists visited Lagos, with Nollywood coming in second. With Joshua’s demise, Omokri believes that Nollywood has an opportunity to fill the void and showcase the beauty of Nigeria to the world.
However, Omokri highlighted the negative portrayal of Nigeria in the recently released series “Gangs of Lagos” and emphasized the importance of promoting the country positively. He stressed that if tourism and foreign investment dry up, Nollywood would also suffer a significant setback.
Nollywood, the second-largest film industry in the world, has contributed immensely to Nigeria’s economy and is popular across Africa and beyond. The industry has the potential to showcase Nigeria’s colorful culture, breathtaking landscapes, and friendly people, attracting more visitors and leading to increased revenue for the country.
Omokri’s statement has sparked a conversation on social media, with many calling on Nollywood to step up and promote Nigerian tourism positively. With the world beginning to open up after the pandemic, Nigeria has an opportunity to showcase its potential as a tourism destination, and Nollywood could be the key to making it happen.
Omokri’s call for Nollywood to promote Nigerian tourism positively comes at a crucial time when the country needs to attract more visitors and foreign investment. The film industry has the potential to showcase Nigeria’s beauty to the world and generate millions of dollars in revenue, leading to economic growth and development.
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