- Actor Yul Edochie has defended Nollywood against the school of thought that it is one of the reasons foreign investors are not coming into the country
- Edochie said that investors are scared of Nigeria's failing economy
- The actor revealed that past leaders are to blame
Nollywood actor Yul Edochie has urged people to stop blaming the Nigerian film industry for how people percieve the country abroad. According to him, Nollywood is not to blame.
On a number of occasions, some people posit that the Nigerian film industry does not portray the country in a good light to the world.
From money rituals to bad healthcare, people always have one thing to complain about the storyline of a Nigerian movie and relate it to how badly it affects the image of the country.
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Disagreeing with that mentality, Edochie blamed past leaders for where the country is. According to him, it is not up to the film industry to change the perception of people abroad about it.
He went on to note that the American gun violence movies hasn't stopped people from applying to the country, nor the Kung fu from China has stopped people from going to the country.
According to him, it's all about entertainment.
Speaking further, the film star said that foreign investors are not scared of investing in Nigeria because of the stories from Nollywood. He stated that their fears is about the failing economy of Nigeria and the insecurity.
He also explained that foreign investors are scared that the government can wake up any day and make a law that can cripple all their investments without thinking twice.
In other news, Legit.ng earlier reported that Yul Edochie questioned Nigerian leaders about fixing Nigeria.
The famous actor questioned Nigerian leaders who loot the nation without remorse, asking them if they would die if they make the country work well. He said this as he tweeted a screenshot of one Ohimai Godwin Amaize's tweet who commented about the recently recovered Abacha's loot which is in the tune of $311 million (N121,290,000,000).
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