Lagos Royals Decry Desecration of Culture

Some descendants of Lagos are outraged by the recently released Jade Osibel and Kemi Akindoju-promoted film Gangs of Lagos, which they say distorts the Eyo masquerade, a sacred Lagos tradition. I’m here.

Apesinọla Ẹyọ Ọba Alakẹtẹ Pupa Ọkalaba Ẹkun Prince Uthman Shodipe-Dosunmu strongly condemned the distorted depiction of Lagos culture and called for immediate action to protect and preserve Lagos’ sacred heritage.

According to the Prince, the Gangs of Lagos film portrays Eyo Masquerade as a gun-wielding killer, wearing full regalia of sacred tradition, and portraying the Conclave in a disparaging manner. The depiction is “totally abhorrent and is seen as a distortion of the rich Lagos culture,” he said in a statement.

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In this connection, the Isale Eko Descendants’ Union (IDU) reacted to the newly released film and gave the National Firm and Video Censors Board (NF&VCB) approval for the film’s general release on all viewing channels. requested to withdraw.

In a press statement issued and signed by union president Yomi Tokoshi, Eyo Masquerade said it celebrates the unique cultural heritage of the Isare Eco community and is not a tool for criminal gangs or violence. portrayed in the movies.

Adam Orisha, a precious cleansing rite and sacred ceremony, is performed not only during the Oba passage or during the coronation, but also to honor the eminent Lagothians in the final rites of the transition. . It is a symbol of regeneration, purification and blessing of ancestors.

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Using the sacred Adamu Orisha Masquerade as an object of terror and crime is considered a barbaric and predatory act against Lagos tradition. The people of Lagos demand the immediate retraction of this profane film and ask the National Film and Video Censorship Board and other appropriate authorities to ban it and impose punitive sanctions on their toxic ethnic profiling sponsors. I ask you to impose.

We also call on the Lagos State Government, Oba of Lagos, Alaelwa Oba Lilwan Akinor and all guardians of Lagos tradition to protect Lagos tradition from destruction by these pollutants. Ethnic profiling is recognized as a crime against humanity, and provisions can be invoked against these blasphemous hatebaiters.

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