'Babalawos Are Misinterpreted In Nollywood' - Kunle Afolayan
Some call them Babalawo’s, some call them herbalists others just call them juju masters.
These people are the ones you see in movies who connect the living to the dead and are believed to have the abilities to control the metaphysical.
Renowned filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan has stated that Nollywood has grossly misrepresented African traditional religions.
The filmmaker made this claim in a recent interview.
“There’s a lot of misrepresentation through our films. When you see a proper Babalawo, they say ‘oh come on, you don’t do this’. The way the shrines are presented; the way the Babalawos are presented in Nollywood is misrepresented.”
“The same way you have misrepresentation in Christianity, you have in Islam and that’s the same in traditional religion.”
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