Oladeinde Agbon, a Nigerian Filmmaker known as Orisa, has criticized Nollywood actor Femi Adebayo for appropriating Yoruba culture.
Orisa shared images of Adebayo in Mecca during Ramadan, accusing him of hypocrisy for using Yoruba tradition as a movie storyline while practicing a different religion.
He suggested that the actor should feature Prophet Muhammad in his next film to see if it would be as successful.
“Worshipping the Arab god after making mad money from telling a story from isese.
Baba abeg next time na Prophet Muhammad story make you make into a movie for us, make we see how much an Arab story will fetch you”.
However, Adebayo received support from internet users who slammed the filmmaker.
One Wealthy Forever wrote, “Got it, so don’t tell stories because you practice a certain religion? Stop trying to force yours on others. No one is stopping you from practicing your own religion
One Ayeesher Buba wrote, “Dis is exactly how shallow-minded ppl are honestly. Religion and culture are two different things. You are Yoruba but you’re a Christian by religion so how is that hypocrisy Ogbeni?
One Asking Graphics wrote, “This one is obviously dùmb, so because I’m a Muslim now I shouldn’t design a Church flyer or what?
One Sossi Official wrote, “What has his religious beliefs got to do with his creativity? Nothing you do for this life fit satisfy human being Dem go always find comma
One Tobiloba wrote, “Who be this one again? Every Yoruba, regardless of religion, has the right to tell an Isese story, this is known as heritage”.