The Lagos Government has berated the promoters and marketers of the movie “Gangs of Lagos” describing it as mocking Lagos’ cultural heritage.
The Lagos Government in a statement released on their site says that the movie “Gangs of Lagos” has portrayed a misrepresentation of the Lagos culture and also displays the culture of Lagos State in a derogatory manner.
The statement reads;
“A release signed by the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts, and Culture, Pharm. (Mrs.) Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf said the Ministry, being the regulatory body and custodian of the culture of Lagos State, views the film/series as a mockery of the Heritage of Lagos.
“The Commissioner expressed her disappointment with the promoters of the film, Jade Osiberu, and Kemi Akindoju, for portraying the Eyo Masquerade as a gun-wielding villain while adorning the full traditional regalia.”
“We are of the opinion that the production of the film ‘The Gang of Lagos’ is very unprofessional and misleading while its content is derogatory of our culture, with the intention to desecrate the revered heritage of the people of Lagos. It is an unjust profiling of a people and culture as being barbaric and nefarious. It depicts a gang of murderers rampaging across the State”.
Press statement by Isale Eko Descendants Union on the defamation of ISALE EKO and the Eyo masquerade in THE GANGS OF LAGOS MOVIE pic.twitter.com/EigcOcoldX
— Lagospedia (@lagospedia) April 12, 2023
LASG FROWNS AT CULTURAL MISREPRESENTATION BY PROMOTERS OF "GANGS OF LAGOS" FILM/SERIES
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— The Lagos State Govt (@followlasg) April 12, 2023
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