Yul Edochie, a Nollywood star actor, has responded to the allegations made by the Minister for Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, that Nollywood movies could be promoting vices in the society such as kidnapping and ritual killings.
Considering the rapid increase of kidnappers and ritualists, the Nigerian Police Force has made multiple arrests of culprits with human body parts lately.
Filmmakers would not stop making ritual movies because it is all about entertainment. The Anambra State-born actor argues.
He said, “Sadly, at the moment, Nigeria is stuck with a crop of leaders who can’t move this country forward, rather they look for who to blame for their inefficiency, America has been producing action movies with plenty of gun violence since I was born”.
“Have you ever seen any American leader blaming entertainers for crime in their country,
That’s because it’s all about entertainment and it ends there.”
The last son of veteran actor Pete Edochie also advised filmmakers to always end their movies well so that viewers will have something to commit to memory.
“Next thing, you’ll see them thinking of how to ban Nollywood and render more people jobless,” he said.
Yul Edochie named after popular Russian actor Yul Brynner is married to May Aligwem and together they have 4 beautiful children.