Quite outspoken Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has reacted to the statement made by the Minister of Works and Housing and former governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, that Nollywood movies, could be fuelling kidnapping and ritual killings given the number of persons the police have arrested with human skull and other body parts, with the motive of money ritual.
According to the Anambra State born actor, he is not in support of filmmakers banning such movies because he believes it is all about entertainment and it ends there.
“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 till date, have you ever seen any American leader blaming entertainers for crime in their country? That’s because it’s all entertainment. It ends there. Our government should focus on providing jobs for the youths, spread wealth, improve the economy and security and crime rate will reduce. It’s very simple. They should stop looking for who to blame and do the jobs they were voted in to do or resign for others to try. Next thing you’ll see them thinking of how to ban Nollywood and render more people jobless,” he told Sunnews.
Edochie who is the last son of veteran actor, Pete Edochie also advised filmmakers on how to end such movies which had ritual related stories.He added, ” However Nollywood film makers should be advised to make sure they punish evil doers in every film so that the viewers will always have something to learn.”