Femi Ogedengbe reacts to criticism: says my twins are named after multi-million naira industries.

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femiNollywood actor/movie producer who welcomed a set of twins on May 27th has revealed that he and his wife named their son and daughter Hollywood and Nollywood respectively because of their love for the movie industries. He told Rosemary of Best of  Nollywood this morning, that, he has no regrets whatsoever because the two industries have directly and indirect influenced him positively, especially in terms of Fame and Riches. femi2

“Hahahahahahah Nigeria my country! The level of hypocrisy in Nigeria is just too high…..

Or how do I explain the attack I and my wife have received on different blogs for adding Nollywood & HOLLYWOOD

among the names we gave our bundles of Joy : King Praise Micheal Victor Tochukwu Jesuogbo Iyinoluwa Hollywood & Queen Grace Michelle Victoria Peculia Chimamaka Jesukomeh Opeoluwa Nollywood .

I guess all those who condemned us have been so blinded by Hatred that they couldn’t see all other names but the HOLLYWOOD and Nollywood…

Anyway thanks for noticing me my wife and our children But What is really bad in those two names ?

Yes , there is always two sides to a coin and everything in life is to me like an abstract art work of a genius .

It always come with different interpretations depending on how every one percieve it from there stand point …..

Most people who criticise the names gave their rsason , they said ;

the two industries (HOLLYWOOD & NOLLYWOOD) are synonymous with immorality .

And I wonder if they are truely alright at all because if they are normal they will know that despite some of the negative reports from Nollywood,

It is safe for Nigerians to declare Nollywood day because this is an industry that

has consistently put our name in the world map and when you are fortunate to travel out of Nigeria.

Then you will realise we Nigerians are the only people that are not proud of NOLLYWOOD.

If we choose to look inward then queations like ; where and What would have been of Names like,

Tonto Dike, Mercy Johson, Jim Iyke Kevin Ikeduba , Odun Adekola , in a country where unemployment is at it highest level.

I for one will still be in the back street of Mushin hussling or dead like 35 of my childhood friends

who all died between 1990 – 1995 around wuraola in pako Eleja Area

because they all decided to take the short-cut (armed robbery). But thanks to Nollywood,

I am now Femi Ogedengbe! It is a pity that people will seat in the comfort of there homes,

hide behind the freedom that such platform as Facebook and all other social network provide

to judge the logic behind the actions of people they don’t know.

Here in Nigerian there is a town called Umuagwo & Umueke (descendants of snakes)

and you don’t think that is weird enough but some of you whose family names

are something around the neighbourhood of Esubiyi,Sango

these and Ogun that Join in condeming a name that has its origin in such a vibrant industry as Nollywood

that has engage more Nigerian youth in one way or the other

and have helped in no small measure in putting smile on our collective faces

unlike the Nigeria corrupt politicians who we shamelessly sing their praise ..

In as much as I appreciate everyone who congratulated me and my wife Nkechi Diane

The matter wey dey face Nigeria pass Femi Ogedengbe name pikinses Nollywood & Nollywood.

Abi Na bro’s Boko “insecurity” Haram we want talk about abi na corruorion we wan yan…

.In my little way I have addressed the issue of corrupt politician in my 1994 movie (Tear of the GHETTO)

What have you all done to show your displeasure ?

Nothing but you wan carry placards to protest my children names …..uncles and aunts make una park well oh …Long live Nigeria”


  1. Pst Prisca Richards Blackson

    June 10, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Oga Femi and wife congrats! My only brother from Edo. I tanda for ur back . Hollywood and Nollywood are names welcomed by heavens and earth. U reasoned so well by adding those names to ur twins’ names. Those babies shall be celebrated for ever. U are blessed. I cover u with the blood of Jesus. It is well with u.

  2. abimbola

    August 6, 2014 at 4:28 PM


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