Popular Nigerian actor, Yul Edochie has called out fans asking him how they can do money rituals.
Edochie is popular for starring in roles involving money rituals. In a Facebook post on Sunday said such a character is only valid in movies and is aimed at entertaining people.
“Some people are sending me messages begging me to show them where they can do money rituals. Come on now guys, come on. Na film I dey act,” he wrote in a mixture of English and Pidgin.
“Just like American action films where one man will defeat a whole city of bad guys. Na storyline be that, e no dey happen. Is it now a crime to be a good actor? Make I no chop??? Na wa for una oo.”
In 2015, Edochie opened a film academy in Lagos. He launched the academy as a result of the decline in quality and professionalism of upcoming Nigerian actors and actresses. The academy as stated by him is supposed to train the next generation of Nollywood actors and actresses. A duty which he intends to do personally. The academy gives talented people the opportunity to be introduced to the Nigerian Film Industry.
On 14 July 2017, Edochie declared his intention to run for Governor of Anambra State. This declaration was made in anticipation of a Not Too Young To Run Bill passed by the senate of the federal government of Nigeria. The declaration was however made official on the 22nd of August 2017, when he picked up the nomination form of the political party “Democratic Peoples Congress” and was eventually the flag bearer and gubernatorial candidate of the party to run for governor of Anambra State.