“They’re Not Evil” — Actor Yul Edochie Demands End To Burning Of Shrines And Deities

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Yul Edochie, a Nollywood actor, is urging Nigerians to embrace their tradition and culture in order to break free from slavery.

He recently shared this advice on his Instagram page, @yuledochie.

Edochie also emphasized the importance of not burning deities, as they are not inherently evil.

“Deities are not evil; Nigerians should desist from burning shrines and traditional deities.

“It was the white man that convinced people to believe their traditions are evil; the ploy was to make us abandon our ways and embrace theirs so as to make slavery easy.

“Nigerians need to wake up and start embracing their traditions and culture; many deities acknowledge God Almighty.

“Burning them could bring perpetual trouble. If you don’t understand something, leave it. If it is not disturbing you, don’t disturb it,” he said.

The actor’s advice has caused a negative reaction from Nigerians on social media, with many urging him to choose one religion and stick to it.

@sochi_infiniti wrote: “I am forced to ask at this point. Where are you? Where do you belong?”

“Bobbyhandleson wrote: “Church no work baba wan go babalawo way.”

@doreen.cindy wrote: “We predicted well, you are soon launching shrine.”

Allub Times recalls that the Nollywood actor recently launched his Christian ministry called ‘True Salvation Ministry’ online in January.

The 42-year-old actor shared the news on his official Facebook page, stating that the ministry will hold services on Sundays on his YouTube Channels.

“It’s time to answer the call of God Almighty. It’s time to do His work fully. To spread the true message of God. Tune in and be transformed,” he wrote at the time.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.