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Thursday, 25 September 2014

9jaflave Soliloquy - Nigerian Entertainers and Their New Love for Politics

Most people will not easily forget Tony Tetuila and his rave track from the 90's, ‘Repete’, the popular music video that featured Caroline Ekanem now Danjuma. Tetuila happens to be the latest among Nigerian entertainers who are aspiring for political office in the country.

He has declared his intention to represent Irepodun Local Government at the Kwara State House of Assembly under the umbrella of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and now joins the league of Comedian Julius Agwu, singer 9ice, and actors Desmond Elliot and Kate Henshaw-Nuttal who have all made their political ambitions known ahead of the 2015 election.

So why this new love for politics by our Nigerian entertainers. Is it a genuine zeal to serve the people or a means to eat their own chunk of the national cake? Is it a quick move to switch careers being that many of these entertainers are fast fading off the scene? But whatever the case maybe, I wish them well in their new career journey and leave them with words written about one leader from the bible.

The book of Esther, the 10th chapter reads - Mordecai was the highest ranking Jew, second to the king. He worked enthusiastically for the good of his people and was an advocate for the welfare of all his people. Leadership gives you the opportunity to impact many generations after you, so if per chance you find yourself in that political position you are aspiring for, always remember to work for the good of the people.

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