Popular Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie has dismissed talks about Lagos State being a no man’s land.
The 41-year-old who declared Lagos State as a Yoruba State in a lengthy post on Instagram shunned tribalism in a post captioned “Let’s kill Tribalism before it kills us” on Saturday.
Yul noted that Yoruba’s have been largely accommodating, adding that it was a known fact that Igbos have also contributed to the state.
He wrote, “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 that 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 accommodating 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.”