Yung Nollywood is reintroducing vintage Nollywood to the millennial generation

Yung Nollywood

Memes have become such an enriching element in our cultural conversations today, an evidence of the social media zeitgeist. Drawing from a swathe of pop culture references, the noteworthy aspect of a meme is its infectious nature.

There’s also the seemingly boundless creativity and versatility that ranges from activism to political satire. Only recently, I stumbled on Yung Nollywood, the Twitter account converting stills from vintage Nollywood movies into memes. With a followership base inching towards 10,000, the account cleverly curates old-era Nollywood, preserving its aesthetics within a bitingly witty meme template.

As a film critic, this is nostalgia fuel, as I am profoundly reminded of long-forgotten actors like Pat Attah, Saint Obi, Benita Nzeribe, Hanks Anuku, and Clarion Chukwura. Yung Nollywood also gleefully presents still-active actors in their younger days, like Rita Dominic, Uche Jombo, and Kate Henshaw.

There are some memes from movie references that I can’t remember. Nonetheless, I’m glad that Yung Nollywood as a specialised factory is introducing vintage Nollywood to a much younger, iPhone-lobotomised generation than I am, one meme at a time.

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