Yul Edochie says No gree for Anybody doesn't mean you should fight people.
“There’s no need to fight people because you have no greed for them,” said Yul Edochie.
Instead of viewing it as an endorsement of violence, he urged Nigerians to see it as a call to resilience.
Actor and pastor Yul Edochie from Nollywood has offered his interpretation of the meaning behind the common saying “no gree for anybody”.
On Monday, January 29, 2024, Edochie posted on Instagram to caution his fans not to take the remark as a call to engage in physical altercations. Rather, he emphasized its significance as a motivating catchphrase that exhorts people to resist coercion.
He stressed the need to fight against negativity, anger, and jealousy in his article, outlining the positive interpretation of “No gree for anybody.” In spite of obstacles, he urged his audience to keep working hard and concentrate on the good things in life.
His message read, “No gree for anybody doesn’t mean you should go about fighting people everywhere. No gree for anybody means: Don’t let the devil defeat you. Don’t let anybody intimidate you no matter your status. Never feel inferior to anybody. Never give up, keep working hard. Don’t let hate & jealousy take over your heart, fill it with love. Don’t let anybody tell you how to live your life. No room for negativity, positive vibes only.”
In December 2023, the slang became well-known, and by 2024, it had gone global as a mantra that represented independence and fortitude in the face of struggle.
After it was adopted, the Nigerian Police issued a strong warning on January 11, 2024, saying that young use of it could result in crises.
Nonetheless, Edochie’s reading of the phrase is consistent with the larger meaning behind it, which exhorts people to have a strong, independent mindset.
“It’s time for the world to meet my son. His name is STAR DIKE MUNACHIMSO YUL-EDOCHIE. Born by my second wife @judyaustin1 And I love him so much, just as much as I love my other children,” he wrote beside the image of his kid.
Many others, including his first wife May, criticized him for it and called him out.