“Yorubas own the industry” – Actress Aisha Lawal reveals in an interview

In a recent interview with Tribune, Nollywood luminary Aisha Lawal boldly declared that Yoruba actors and filmmakers can rightfully claim ownership of the Nollywood landscape. According to Lawal, this assertion is grounded in the fact that they were the pioneering forces that set the wheels of the industry in motion.

As she passionately expressed her perspective, Lawal emphasized, “We own the industry. Go back to research. The industry belongs to the Yoruba people. If you go back to research, you will hear from people like Hubert Ogunde and Ade Love. I don’t want to go into details. But, if you go and research very well, you will discover that Yorubas own this industry, we started this industry. We messed up at some point, but we are not playing catch-up. We are there already. Now, everybody wants to shoot a Yoruba movie.”

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