Yahoo! Movies United Kingdown recently listed Nollywood (Nigeria’s film industry) A-List actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde as one of the world’s highest grossing movie stars you’ve probably never heard of.
“Hollywood stars like your Tom Cruises and your Samuel L Jacksons are ten-a-penny these days – you can’t leave the house without seeing their faces plastered on bus stops and the sides of buildings. What of the actors who have achieved great success but receive no recognition for their work? Why, that bloke you were queuing behind in Waitrose could have been one of these guys – the 10 highest-grossing movie stars you’ve never heard of.” ~Yahoo UK
The article also list India’s Shah Rukh Khan, among other names.
In reading this article, I couldn’t help but wonder whether this is flattering or just an indication that Yahoo! Movies UK is seriously lagging in staying on the pulse of news stories in its niche. In 2013, Omotola was featured as one of Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’ alongside Michelle Obama, Beyonce and Kate Middleton.
What are your thoughts? Is Yahoo a bit late to the game?
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