International Journal of Advanced Mass Communication and Journalism
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P-ISSN: 2708-4450, E-ISSN: 2708-4469

International Journal of Advanced Mass Communication and Journalism


2020, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A
The influence of modern movies on Yorùbá culture and tradition amongst the Yorùbá of Ogun state


Author(s): Abe Gideon Adelowo

Abstract: In recent times, the influence of modern movies on Yorùbá people’s culture and tradition has come to public fore with the proliferation of all forms of mass media entertainment. Modern movies have the potentials to impact the culture of a people either positively or negatively. This study employed the use of questionnaires to gather data from respondent on Yorùbá people’s opinions on the effect of modern movies on Yorùbá culture and tradition. Findings shows that modern movies contain obnoxious and vile contents which influences the cultural and traditional way of life of Yorùbá people. Findings from the Study further revealed that, influx of modern movies promotes-social acts such as crime, violence, and exhibition of pornographic contents, indecent dressing and aggressive behaviours. It can be inferred from the study that, exposure to modern movies do more harm than good to the culture of a people as it has a debilitating effect on the good heritage of Yorùbá people, thereby causing declination in Yorùbá culture, tradition and values. The Study concluded with recommendations that parental guidance, government policies and censorship are important in stopping the ugly trends.

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Abe Gideon Adelowo. The influence of modern movies on Yorùbá culture and tradition amongst the Yorùbá of Ogun state. International Journal of Advanced Mass Communication and Journalism. 2020; 1(2): 27-36.
International Journal of Advanced Mass Communication and Journalism