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THRILLER: 7 Entertainers Who Followed Their Political Ambition by ScooperOfficial: 11:40am On Apr 18, 2019

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It’s no surprise that after a while seasoned celebrities either musicians or actors move on to find other career paths.

We have seen established artiste try their hands on fashion, real estate, brand floating and other career choices.

What we didn't see coming was the great exodus of veteran actors or musicians who will not only find their high calling in politics but become hugely successful.

The likes of Desmond Elliot, Yul Edochie, Kate Henshaw have been able to transfer their genius into politics.

While it is true that some of them have not made any progress, the fervency and how it has changed the national democracy is undeniable.

It has indeed echoed the importance of the NOT TOO YOUNG TO RULE bill.

Also, their positivity, charisma, and fame as entertainers have given them an edge against their competition.

Scooper has put together a list of entertainers who found a home in politics


The veteran actor who was once upon a time every woman’s crush became a permanent fixture in the political scene. He campaigned for a position in the Lagos house of assembly in 2015 and won.

If you doubted his strengths, he was re-elected in the previously ended general election as a representative of Surulere 1 constituency.

It seems Honourable Olusola Desmond Elliot has carved a comfortable niche for himself in politics and doesn’t look like he is leaving anytime soon.


This Nollywood beauty ventured into politics in 2015, contesting for a position in the House of Representatives in Calabar South Federal Constituency both lost in the primaries.

However, she rose up out of the ashes to become the Special Adviser, Lagos to the Governor of Cross River state. Just like in the movie, Kate Henshaw is making waves.


Bankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W, a musician turned actor has taken to a liking to politics recently. In the recent 2019 general election, he vied for a position in the Lagos House of Representatives to represent Eti-Osa 1 constituency.

He may not have won, but according to the Ebute Meta crooner, he doesn’t plan on giving up. He has been evolved in different activism on Twitter and offline.


The Gongo Aso singer declared his intention to port to politics in 2015. He contested for the Federal House of Representatives in Ogbomosho North/Ogbomosho South/Orire Federal Constituency under the platform of the All Progressives Congress.

Unfortunately, he lost in the primaries. Although he went on to become the Special Assistant to the Governor to Youth matters under then Governor Ajimobi

5. Yul Edochie

This Nollywood star and son of veteran actor Pete Edochie expressed his ambition to run for Governor of Anambra in 2017 after the Not To Young Run bill was signed into law.

He ran under the Democratic Peoples Party, unfortunately, he didn’t win, but he was appointed as the Senior Special Advisor on Creativity and Entertainment in Anambra state in 2018.

6.Tony Tetuila

Anthony Olanrewaju Awotoye, popularly known as Tony Tetuila, is an Afro hip hop artist.

He contested in the 2015 National Assembly election for the House of Representatives’ seat in Irepodun Local Government Area, Kwara State, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which he later lost.

7. Kanayo O. Kanayo

Anayo Modestus Onyekwere is a Nigerian actor. He joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and had plans of winning the seat of House of Representatives, member for Ahiazu/Ezinihite Mbaise Federal Constituency in 2011.

However, he lost in the primary election. He came out this year to join the race. He once again contested for Ahiazu/Ezinihitte Mbaise federal constituency at the Imo State House of Assembly under the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

Our celebrities have shown that anything is possible and anybody can be a politician. Although some believe celebrities have no position in politics, the number of celebrities that have made the government their second home has proven them wrong.

With this new crop politicians, Nigerians have found people that understand them and would give them what they want. They have given us what we want in Nollywood and they will give us the same in politics

Re: THRILLER: 7 Entertainers Who Followed Their Political Ambition by EASY39(m): 12:08pm On Apr 18, 2019
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