Popular Nollywood actor/director, Yul Edochie has warned that the assertion that Lagos state is no man’s land is totally false because it belongs to the Yorubas.
In a post on his Instagram page, he revealed that he had moved to Lagos in 2011, built a home there and has never been treated badly or been prejudiced against by the Yorubas.
The movie star dismissed the belief which seems to be causing a lot of contention on social media that Lagos belongs to no tribe as incorrect.
He likened making such a claim about Anambra state; he said that the state belongs to Igbo and its equivalent, Lagos, likewise belongs to the Yorubas.
The proud polygamist warned people to avoid tribalism before it causes great harm to the society.
His post reads:
“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 the person it’s now ano 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.