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Yorubas started Nollywood and they own the industry — Actress Aisha Lawal educates critics



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Nollywood actress Aisha Lawal says Yoruba actors and filmmakers ‘own Nollywood’ because ‘they started it.’

The filmmaker said this while addressing critics who believe that the Yoruba aspect of Nollywood is ‘playing catch-up,’ during an interview with Tribune.

According to her, “We own the industry. Go back to research. The industry belongs to the Yoruba people. If you go back to research, you will hear of people like Hubert Ogunde and Ade Love.

I don’t want to go into details. But, if you go and research very well, you will discover that Yorubas own this industry, we started this industry.

We messed up at some point, but we are not playing catch-up. We are there already. Now, everybody wants to shoot a Yoruba movie.”

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