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Picture Omotola in Bollywood. How many would follow her?



When Nollywood star Omotola Jalade gushed over her amazing Easter gift – hitting 2 million followers on Facebook, it seemed like a feat only a queen in Nigeria move industry could accomplish. According to her message, she was first to hit one million followers, two years ago, in the whole of Africa!

At almost the same time, Alia Bhatt of Bollywood was also celebrating – wait for it – 4.19 million followers on Twitter. While Omotola, 37, acted in her first movie in 1995, and starred in over a hundred movies so far, the 22-year-old Bhatt starred in her first serious movie in 2012.

Does this mean that Bollywood is better that Nollywood and their stars more popular or more widely known than that of Nollywood? This is one debate that refuses to go away over the years.

If one is looking at the number of followers per star in both movie industries in order to judge which industry is more popular or widely known across the globe, to draw an intelligent analysis, one needs to consider the number of people that reside on Alia Bhatt’s street.

The Indian actress comes from a country where the population of school children alone is the population of the whole of Africa, so people from just her area could make up 4 million followers.

To hit 2 million followers is indeed a feat for Omotoala Jalade and worth celebrating with an alluring photo like the one she released.

-Ify Chiemeziem

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