According to the actor, the Yoruba people own Lagos, thus the notion that it belongs to everyone is false.
According to Edochie, who moved to Lagos in 2011 and purchased a property there, Yoruba people have never treated him unfairly or poorly.
The actor questioned the idea that Lagos is not a part of any tribe, which is causing quite a bit of discussion on social media. He equated claiming that Anambra State is Igbo-only to asserting that Lagos is similarly Yoruba-only.
Edochie urged people to avoid tribalism before it does grave harm to nations.
“I’ve lived in Lagos since 2011. Built my house in Lagos. Not once have I experienced any form of hate or rejection from the Yorubas. Anytime Yoruba boys see me on the street, they gather to greet me, and it’s all love always. And this talk flying around that Lagos is a no man’s land is wrong. Lagos is a Yoruba state in Yoruba land. Imagine someone saying that Anambra is a no man’s land. That’s crap. Anambra is an Igbo land. You can’t come into someone’s land and tell that person it’s now a no man’s land. Na you dey find trouble. Nobody can deny the fact that the Igbos have contributed immensely to the development of Lagos. Other tribes have contributed in their own ways too and the Yorubas have been largely accommodating as well. It shouldn’t take away the fact that Lagos is a Yoruba land. We no dey drag ownership. Let’s kill tribalism before it kills us,” he wrote.