Artistes ready to partner Lagos govt. to promote indigenous languages, says veteran actor


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A veteran actor, Adebayo Salami, says artistes are ready to partner with the Lagos State Government in the teaching of indigenous languages in public and private schools.

Salami, who is popularly known as `Oga Bello’, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday.

The veteran actor stated that artistes are passionate about indigenous languages and will do their best possible to preserve them given that they are part of “our culture’’.

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“I am highly delighted for the programme that the idea of making it a law to be teaching indigenous language, Yoruba especially in both public and private schools.

“I am highly delighted because we have been saying it for a long time and we have been
doing our own part to make sure we are not loosing this culture.

“If you look at it very well, culture starts from our dressing, from our language, from the way we speak in Yoruba, the culture of respect is always there and we don’t want to lose it.

“So we are ready to partner with them whenever we are called upon to partner with them to make sure we propagate it.

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Salami said artistes and directors were working hard to reduce the depiction of nudity in Nigerian movies.

He urged parents and guardians to ensure that their children and wards are not influenced by such movies.

“It is not all movies that are suitable for children; we have movies for adults and for children.

“But parents should take a look at the movies their children watch because they always classify adult movies and sometimes they indicate those that need parental guide.

“At the same time, we have movies that are classified general; we call it general grade.

“So parents should look out for classifications.’’ (NAN)

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