Nigerian actress and filmmaker Aisha Lawal has revealed that the Nollywood movie industry was started by Yoruba celebrities and owned by Yorubas.
She made this disclosure during an interview with a Nigerian media outlet, Tribune Online, She said:
“We (Yoruba)own the industry (Nollywood). Go back to research. The industry belongs to the Yoruba people. If you go back to research, you will hear from people like Hubert Ogunde and Ade Love.
I don’t want to go into details. But, if you go and research very well, you will discover that Yorubas own this industry, we started this industry. We messed up at some point, but we are not playing catch-up. We are there already. Now, everybody wants to shoot a Yoruba movie.”