By Gbenga Bada
A theatre practitioner and scholar, Steven Anu’ Adesemoye has urged movie stars from motion pictures with Yoruba as its language of expression to not see the medium as a barrier to a larger peak.
Advocating for the propagation of Yoruba tradition and language by the movie business, the Senior Lecturer on the Lagos State Polytechnic made this recognized whereas talking on the Dallas Worldwide Yoruba Motion pictures Awards, DIYMA, official presentation.
Adesemoye bemoaned the backstage position which the tradition is subjected to by the movie business saying, “The Yoruba movie business mustn’t see its language of expression as a barrier to a larger peak. As an alternative, they need to enhance on their ability set in filmmaking to venture the language and compete with different indigenous movies throughout the globe.”
He said that the movie business has a cogent position to play within the preservation of Yoruba tradition because it transcends geographical limitations. Because of this, the language should be used appropriately to guard the originality of the tradition.
In his phrases, “The one hope for the Yoruba nation in preserving the language is Yoruba movie each house and overseas. Folks now learn to communicate the Yoruba language by what they see in movies throughout the globe.”
It will likely be recalled that the DIYMA Awards had been beforehand held just about on March 6 in Dallas and was hosted by common sitcom couple, Mr. & Mrs. Kogberegbe. The award ceremony recognised the contribution of over 18 display screen stars throughout totally different classes within the business.