Famous Nollywood actress Aisha Lawal has continued to receive reactions on social media after she strongly defended Yoruba actors and filmmakers.
Following her assertion that they are the real founders of Nollywood because of their significant contributions to its beginnings in an interview with Tribune, some of her colleagues, Mary Njoku, Emeka Amakeze, and Gideon Okeke criticized her view.
In the interview, Aisha Lawal also responded to people who think Yoruba Nollywood is just catching up with the rest. She strongly disagreed and talked about how important Yoruba actors and filmmakers were in starting the Nigerian film industry.
Aisha Lawal had confidently said, “We own the industry. Look at the history. The film industry belongs to the Yoruba people. If you study the history, you’ll learn about people like Hubert Ogunde and Ade Love.” She also stressed that understanding the history of Nigerian cinema shows the crucial role played by Yoruba cinema pioneers.
Aisha Lawal also mentioned famous figures like Hubert Ogunde and Ade Love to show how Yoruba cinema had a big impact from the beginning. While she acknowledged that there were challenges, she firmly said that Yoruba Nollywood was not behind others, stating, “We are already there.”
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See reactions below:
@real.motty: “And let the battle of Nollywood’s begins 😂😂😂😂. May the best man wins 😂.”
@sharonofficial126: Una don Dey bring tribalism enter movie production 😂😂😂 its Nollywood not Yoruba wood.”
@emereujunwa6: “Na yolllywood indeed ……I no say this matter go long 😂😂😂.”
@mandy__chuks: “If you believe nollywood belongs to igbo 💯 hit this like button 😌🤤.”
@great_olaoluwakiita_fola: “Am so disappointed in all of you na. The lady said the fact, you people always want to rule by force😂…”
@sheisadarlin: “The role she played in jagun jagun has gotten into her head..madam calm down.”
@riches8272: “The media got there war .That lady is pure illiterate I am Yoruba .The press will look for mumu and use it to start there agenda .I hope people can see through it.”