Stop making movies projecting Nigerians as uncivilised – Yul Edochie tells Nollywood producers

Nollywood actor Yul Edochie has urged filmmakers in the country to desist from making movies that project Nigerians as clowns and uncivilised when they travel abroad.

He noted that movie producers are tarnishing the image of the country with such storylines.

He advised them to rather tell stories where Nigerians travel abroad and proffer “traditional solutions to problems and become leaders over there.”

On his Instagram page, Edochie wrote: “I wish our producers will stop making films where Nigerians travel abroad, dey mumu. We sell ourselves short with such storylines.

“Oyibo people will never make a movie where a white man is foolish on African soil. Instead they’ll make the white man smarter than all the Africans in the movie.

“It’s intentional. They use movies to sell themselves as superheroes, while we use ours to run ourselves down.

“Let’s make movies where a Nigerian goes abroad and becomes the focal point for Oyibo people.

“He or she always walks with shoulders high, with so much pride and dignity. Always on Nigerian wears. And teaches Oyibo people beautiful things they never knew about us. Offers traditional solutions to problems and becomes a leader over there.

“Let’s sell ourselves as superheroes as well.”

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