Veteran actor, Jide Kosoko has urged filmmakers not to focus only on Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa languages alone when it comes to movie production.
Kosoko stated that films produced in other ethnic Nigerian languages; alongside Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa would exhibit the country’s different cultures globally.
Hear him: “We cannot continue to do movies in Yoruba, Igbo, and Hausa languages leaving out other ethnic cultures that are abound in the country.
“We will learn the cultures and traditions of other ethnic groups from across the country when we incorporate their languages in our movies.
“Similarly, foreigners will also learn from it because Nigeria is a great nation.
“Let us sell Nigeria’s diverse cultures to both Nigerians and foreigners alike by producing movies that promote our cultural diversities,” he said.
He also advised actors to continue projecting positively the country’s varied cultures using the three major languages.
“Our people in the Diasporas are watching our films for them to be abreast of developments back home and learn more about their cultures.
“They also teach their children about their cultures using instances from the home videos; so that they will not forget their roots. It is a very strong point of showcasing our cultures,” he said.
He said that Nigerians cannot abandon the English language since it has remained their official language of communication.
“Let us leave the “Oyibo’’ man with his language and culture; which some of us do not understand, but let us embrace ours that are relevant and meaningful”