The social media space has been buzzing with massive reactions after Nigerian actor Yul Edochie announced the release of his latest movie titled ‘Peter Obi’.
The actor cum politician shared a trailer of a new Nollywood production centred around the life of Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
Edochie, in the movie portrayed the character of Peter Obi where he altered his deep voice to mimic that of the presidential candidate.
Different scenes in the newly released movie also captured Edochie dressing just like the former Anambra governor and making references to some of his real-life situations.
Yul Edochie was also captured in the movie using the popular term “Go and Verify”-which is widely attributed to Peter Obi.
Watch video below:
Yul Edochie will not make heaven, he will not make hell, he will remain in Nigeria… 😭😭😂💔
Wetin be this?😭 pic.twitter.com/LM42xqQdaj
— Chude Nnamdi (@chude__) February 2, 2023
Reacting to the development, Nigerians on social media mocked Yul Edochie for mimicking the LP flag bearer. While others found it hilarious, others insist that Obi should sue the actor.
See reactions below:
elegantkiddies_thrift: “What kind of voice is this? E no follow abeg.”
icey_kingblaise: “Nice one.. But the voice wasn’t necessary.. You can pass your message without mimicking.. BTW, that’s not even Peter Obi’s voice! He has a nice and meek voice. This looks like mockery to me.”
deep_pbliss: “Producing yeye film every 4 market days, abeg gerarahia.”
gennyluv2: “Using everything to make money. Is that how Peter obi spaek? So in other ways you are indirectly calling him a stingy man. You can’t try that with atiku or the other mpa.”
bubu_jones77: “Mimicking his voice in this manner is not Kool tho…it’s a movie so you should have been yourself while telling the story…people will still get the message but trying to ridicule his voice that manner is just not Kool…but great story line…”