Nigerian artists who have lost elections
Nigerian artists are now venturing into politics but unfortunately, some have lost elections.
Mp3bullet.ng presents Nigerian artists who have lost elections.
The day when only full-time politicians, retired generals, and businessmen could participate in Nigerian politics is long past.
Celebrities from Nigeria are now leaving the entertainment industry to participate actively in politics in their nation.
Several Nigerian celebrities have seized the reins of leadership to usher in change and progress in the nation in an effort to appease the cries of the youth for political engagement and inclusion.
Several people have praised these actors, entertainers, and musicians for their daring and boldness in offering to serve as Nigeria’s leaders, despite claims that they lacked the necessary expertise.
However, despite the passion and zeal, some are yet to win the elections they are contesting for.
The Nigerian actor and singer have lost two consecutive elections. In 2019, he ran for the House of Representatives position in Lagos State’s Eti-Osa District on the Modern Democratic Party’s platform (MDP).
Even though he was seen as a formidable candidate, Musiliu Obanikoro of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ultimately defeated him in the general election.
He ran for the same position again in 2023 but lost to Labour Party candidate Thadeus Attah.
The singer-songwriter ran in 2015 for a position in the House of Representatives to represent Oyo State’s Ogbomosho North/South/Oriire Federal Constituency.
Regrettably, he was defeated in the Oyo State primary by a strong rival, Prince Akeem Oyewumi of the All Progressives Congress party, who is the son of the Soun of Ogbomoso.
Tony Tetuila is the stage name of Nigerian Afro hip hop singer Anthony Olanrewaju Awotoye.
The famed artist, who is from Irepodun Local Government Area in Kwara State, ran for the House of Representatives position in his home constituency in the 2015 National Assembly election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), but lost.
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The well-known actress who goes by the name Jenifa is another famous person who failed to win an election. Under the aegis of the People’s Democratic Party, she ran for the position of Deputy Governor of Lagos State (PDP).
Unfortunately, she was unsuccessful in her campaign to represent the state, losing to the incumbent governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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