July 8, 2016 – Femi Adebayo Salami: Why I Don’t Act Nollywood English Movies
I deliberately don’t feature in English movies because I am a promoter of culture. Ever since I got into limelight I have chosen to be a promoter of culture. In primary and secondary schools, they teach in English language.
Even parents that cannot speak the language often force themselves to speak it with their children. I see that our culture is dying. I am a Yoruba man; I want our culture to still remain, which explains why I do 70 per cent of Yoruba movies.
Yoruba language has restricted audience because it is restricted to those who understand it.