Self-Affirmative Discourse on the Depiction of Female Sexuality in Nollywood

  • Desmond Onyemechi Okocha, PhD Department of Mass Communication Bingham University, Karu, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
  • Stanley Chukwuemeka Okereafor Department of Mass Communication Bingham University, Karu, Nasarawa State, Nigeria

Abstract

The study was carried out to determine how female sexuality is depicted in Nollywood and explored reasons for the depiction, albeit stereotypical. This research was anchored on genderlect and muted group theories. The researchers adopted library research method. The researchers did a review of essays, research works and media commentaries of scholars, essayists and commentators on the depiction of female sexuality in Nollywood. Findings showed that majority of Nollywood films represent female sexuality in stereotypical and debatable forms. The findings also showed that the representation of women in Nollywood has not witnessed any radical departure from the traditional pre-conceived roles of women in societies. The researchers, therefore, recommended among others, that the orientation, skill and capacity of Nollywood producers be strengthened in projecting balanced views of female sexuality themes as this would contribute to reducing stereotypical perception of women.

Author Biographies

Desmond Onyemechi Okocha, PhD, Department of Mass Communication Bingham University, Karu, Nasarawa State, Nigeria




Stanley Chukwuemeka Okereafor, Department of Mass Communication Bingham University, Karu, Nasarawa State, Nigeria





Published
2022-09-05
How to Cite
OKOCHA, PHD, Desmond Onyemechi; OKEREAFOR, Stanley Chukwuemeka. Self-Affirmative Discourse on the Depiction of Female Sexuality in Nollywood. SAU JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 3, p. 114-125, sep. 2022. Available at: <https://journals.sau.edu.ng/index.php/sjmas/article/view/832>. Date accessed: 30 sep. 2022.