Social media has been plagued with talks of tribalism since the presidential elections, and Nollywood actor Yul Edochie has lent his voice to the movement against it.
“I’ve lived in Lagos since 2011. Built my house in Lagos. Not once have I experienced any form of hate or rejection from the Yorubas. Anytime Yoruba boys see me on the street, they gather to greet me, and it’s all love always. And this talk flying around that Lagos is a no man’s land is wrong. Lagos is a Yoruba state in Yoruba land. Imagine someone saying that Anambra is a no man’s land. That’s crap. Anambra is an Igbo land. You can’t come into someone’s land and tell that person it’s now a no man’s land. Na you dey find trouble. Nobody can deny the fact that the Igbos have contributed immensely to the development of Lagos. Other tribes have contributed in their own ways too and the Yorubas have been largely accommodating as well. It shouldn’t take away the fact that Lagos is a Yoruba land. We no dey drag ownership. Let’s kill tribalism before it kills us,” he wrote.
This comes on the heels of the age-long saying that Lagos is a no man’s land.
Yul Edochie wants all to know that after spending 12 years in Lagos, he believes it belongs to the Yorubas and not everyone.
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