Written by on March 9, 2022

Veteran actor Jide Kosoko has responded to various claims from several quarters where it was stated that some youths learn ritual killings and kidnapping from Nollywood movies.

He made this known in a recent interview with Channels where he said, “It’s a wrong accusation. A very wrong accusation. People should not forget that we have a responsibility to mirror society and this is not just by, we only try to mellow it with entertainment. It is our duty to let you know what happens at the other end for it to guide you, for you to be informed so that you can be able to know what and what to do.”

He continued, “We have heard of politicians embezzling money here and there. Are you saying that they learnt embezzlement in our movies too? All those people displaying money here and there, at occasions, at various functions. Are we the ones that taught them that?”

“In every production we would never glorify evil. Whichever movie that idiot that says he watched a movie that made him to be kidnapping, go and see that movie. What is the end of that person that kidnapped people? Why did he not learn from that and desist from going into the business of kidnapping rather than saying it is the movie. So it is not right. We have our own duty to mirror the society and give it as it is. One of the things we do, we get them from the public. We try as much as possible to play down on them before dishing it out.”

He concluded by saying, “I agree that the country is hot now and everybody should play down on whatever that can aggravate violence, not our industry alone. Politicians should stop displaying money everywhere that entices these negative youth thinkers.”

If you would recall, we reported that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed that filmmakers in the country have been asked to avoid making money ritual content. The minister stated that the Federal Government’s decision to sanitize the movie industry and social media is as a result of the confessions of some money ritual suspects.

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