Nollywood actress, Chioma Ifemeludike, has said recent songs and movies in Nigeria have contributed to the high rate of rituals in the country.
In a lengthy note on Instagram, the actress said;
Let’s even talk about our musical contents, the lyrics some of what y’all musicians are promoting is mounting undue pressure on these kids, gone are the days when meaningful songs come from the likes of Onyeka Onwenu, (late) Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe, (Late) Legendary Fela Anikulapo kuti etc.
These were international award winning musicians who used every opportunity to teach and impact society positively through their music (some even after death) but fast forward today you hear lyrics like “if you no get money hide your face” 🤷🏾♀️…
Nollywood movies haven’t necessarily promoted rituals but in my opinion,I think the problem here is the narrative circulated through these storylines that human blood(sacrifice) can make money start raining in a secret room or inside a wardrobe…
Can human sacrifice truly produce wealth? and even if it does same Nollywood has shown in many storylines the consequences and repercussions of taking another persons life.
The short and long story here is, “an idle man is the devil’s workshop”! Government must, as a matter of urgency, engage and empower our youth.