Popular Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has urged Nigerians to stop being tribalistic and respect one another.
The actor took to his Instagram page to share how he had been in Lagos since 2011 and always felt accommodated by Lagosians despite being an Igbo man.
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He also debunked the notion that Lagos was no man’s land and explicitly stated that it was a Yoruba land.
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“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.
Anambra is an Igbo Land.
You can’t come into someone’s land and tell the 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 accomodating 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.”