Blame hunger and poverty for ritual killings, not Nollywood – Yul Edochie
Nigerian Nollywood actor Yul Edochie has faulted the narrative that blames the spate of ritual-related killings on Nollywood as he advises the Nigerian government to fix the country for the menace to go away.
Yul Edochie’s advice follows the House of representatives’ claims on Wednesday that Nollywood is partly to be blamed for the increase in the rate of ritual killings across the country.
Reacting to the House of Reps’ indictment, the thespian on his Instagram page wrote: “From when I was a kid in the eighties, I started hearing about ritual killing in Nigeria. Then, there was no Nollywood. Hunger and poverty make people do crimes. No, be Nollywood cause am. Nollywood is only showing what happens in society. Nigerians are wallowing in extreme poverty. A hungry man is an angry man.
“Fix the country and crime will go away. Don’t blame Nollywood.”