The job of performers in affecting the choices of their fans in support or against a reason has dependably been misused completely by ideological groups and applicants in Nigeria.
Regardless of whether for individual intrigue or not, the job of showbiz stars in the current year’s decisions is something beyond supporting an ideological group or hopeful; our most loved stars are moving past the enormous screens and more distant from the vocal stalls to the seat of intensity – with most trying to be administrators at state or government level.
In 2015, we saw the preferences of Desmond Elliot, 9ice, Tony One Week, Bob Manuel Udokwu, Kate Henshaw, Dayo Adeneye (otherwise known as D1), Funke Adesiyan, Kenny Saint Brown, Ben Bruce kept running for elective workplaces amid their separate gathering primaries. Some won; while some missed out.
The individuals who didn’t endure the primaries checked their misfortunes and proceeded onward to supporting their confidants who were still in the race in their particular ideological groups, particularly at the government level, maybe for remunerations of course. As it is a custom in the Nigeria’s damaged political framework that the individuals who miss out or venture down for another amid races are repaid with political arrangements in some region; qualified or not.
Curiously, the election campaigns this year have unarguably been a standout amongst the most throbbing and spellbinding in the ongoing history of Nigeria, particularly in the current law based administration which started when previous Military Head of State, Abdusallam Abubakar gave over to the equitably chosen president, Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo on May 29, 1999.
Partisan politics have been the order of this dispensation as a lot of attention has always been placed more on the parties rather than the candidates. The decisions this year however, is seeing a fascinating deviation of sorts from this as the emphasis is more on the candidates – most particularly at the presidential level – than the parties.
This is to such an extent that, right now, essentially every one of the voters in the nation by and by root for just two presidential hopefuls: Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar. This is a bit different at the State and other levels across the country though; the choice of preferred candidates still rides largely on which political platform holds sway in that region.
So… fast forward to 2019, which celebrity is supporting who, and why?
As the 2019 general races move nearer and nearer in the next few days, a great deal of eminent Nigerian celebrities have freely taken sides with political parties and candidates of their choices. While some are in absolute support of the incumbent, Muhammadu Buhari and the APC, others are in support of Atiku Abubakar and the main opposition PDP.
Not at all like in 2015 when numerous stars staunchly upheld for their preferred candidate, utilizing their celebrity status to endeavor to influence the general public through public campaign, theme songs, rallies, social media messages and more, 2019 have seen many of the celebrities keep mute as some prominent entertainment figures too have decided to be neutral and not take any sides in the elections drama.
However, we saw some vocal outputs from Davido who firmly bolstered his uncle, Senator Ademola Adeleke of the PDP amid the Osun State gubernatorial elections which he lost.
Daily Advent exhibits a waitlist of celebrities who are effectively supporting one party, candidate or the other, and we additionally include the individuals who have been unbiased as Nigeria decides in 2019.
1. Kate Henshaw
Veteran performing artist Kate Henshaw challenged at the PDP primaries in Calabar state yet did not win. Be that as it may, in December 2015, Kate Henshaw was made Special Adviser, Liaison, Lagos to Cross River state. The performer as a PDP part will be full scale to help Atiku in 2019.
2. Desmond Elliot
Desmond, a prepared performing artist and maker in the Nigerian film industry challenged for a seat in the Lagos state place of get together in 2015 and won. He was sworn into office at the Lagos State House of Assembly as a part speaking to Surulere 01 Constituency. The expert Nollywood performing artist will be out to help APC and Buhari in the 2019 presidential race.
Vocalist, Abolore Akande prominently known as 9ice challenged in 2015 for the House of Representative seat in Oyo State yet lost at the primaries. The performer still handled a political arrangement under the current Ajimobi drove organization as the Special Assistant to the Governor on Youth matters. He will be out to help his gathering in the 2019 general races.
4. Richard Mofe Damijo
Nollywood veteran performer, Richard Mofe Damijo was Commissioner of Culture and Tourism in Delta State from 2009 till 2015. He is an individual from the PDP and will be out to help his gathering come 2019.
5. Hilda Dokubo
Ace Actress, Hilda Dokubo was one of the main Nigerian famous people to get into the political amusement. She was delegated Special Adviser on Youth Affairs to the previous Rivers state representative, Peter Odili in the mid 2000’s under the stage of the PDP and she will bolster the gathering in 2019.
6. Ini Edo
In February 2016, skilled Nollywood on-screen character Ini Edo, was designated Special Adviser on Tourism to the Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel who is an individual from the PDP.
7. Femi Adebayo
Prevalent yoruba on-screen character, Femi Adebayo was made the Special Adviser to the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed on Arts, Culture and Tourism in February 2016. He will pull his load for his gathering to have Atiku assume control from Buhari’s APC in 2019.
8. Kindness Johnson
On March fifteenth 2017, Nollywood performing artist Mercy Johnson-Okojie was delegated a Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello on Entertainment, Arts and Culture. As she serves under the APC government, it is well-suited to trust she will bolster Buhari in the 2019 presidential decision.
09. Kenneth Okonkwo
Veteran Nollywood performing artist, Kenneth Okonkwo is a staunch Buhari supporter who has been vocal in the midst of the reactions the APC drove government has seen in ongoing time. The performing artist once expressed that the most exceedingly awful of President Muhammadu Buhari’s multi year in office, in the event that he gets a second term, would be superior to the previous 16 years the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had control of intensity. Okonkwo likewise said he owed nobody any statement of regret for supporting President Buhari.
Nigerian music sensation, Davido is a dedicated PDP supporter who made his advantage known when he revealed the drums in help of his uncle, representative Ademola Adeleke of the PDP in the 2018 Osun State governorship decision. Davido has been a companion of the PDP after that occurrence and have been spotted with huge names in the gathering which incorporates, River State senator, Nyesom Wike, and Ebonyi State governor David Nweze Umahi.
Recently the sensational singer has come out to list out the people he will be supporting in the 2019 general elections which includes the PDP presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar.