Popular actor, Bob Manuel Udokwu has urged Nigerians to take their traditions more seriously.
The thespian was speaking about how modern Christianity has eroded a great deal of the Igbo tradition.
Bob in an interview with BBC Igbo, said there is no difference between breaking of kolanuts and Holy Communion that Christians take.
“As white people came to our land, they took away our artefacts, deities, insignia, and other valuables. If you look up the news, you find that they’re returning them because these statues are tormenting them,” he said.
“The white people brought modern Christianity but included the part where we’re being made to pray in the name of some of their saints and adherents who have died. These are dead people we never got to know.
“If you pray in the name of white saints, make sure you include those of your home country. If your father is dead, know that he has joined the saints and ancestors that would do intercessory prayers for you wherever God is.
“It doesn’t amount to worshiping deities. And even worshiping African deities is nothing bad.”
“I’m educated. I agree that sick people should use the hospital but let’s give what’s to Caesar to him and what’s to God to him. Breaking kola is no different from the Holy Communion we take in church.
“The white people who told us these things are demonic are taking back their words because our deities they stole are tormenting them.”