Contrary to old practice where entertainers in Nigeria contributed less in political matters, the social space in the last year, has greatly taken account of a whole lot of Nigerian celebrities engaging in democratic issues.
In retrospect to the conversations across social media, this evolution was triggered by the numerous condemnations dished out by their fans who criticized their favorite celebrity for not using their influence in addressing democratic matters across the country.
Grieved fans even went as far as establishing comparison between Nigerian entertainers, who constantly hid under the shadow of cowardice, and foreign entertainers, who consistently indulge themselves in defending the people using their social influence.
But that has changed! As a matter of fact, the giants of the music industry in particular, have led and collaborated with parastatals as a representation of their involvement in socio-political matters.
In this article, we shall be considering the music Industry as our focal point. More specifically, we would be evaluating some artiste’s involvement and complementing it with a suitable corresponding role if they were politicians.
However, the basis for determining their fit in politics was assessed by some variables we considered; their posts on social media, manner with which they lent their voices to matters surrounding the nation, their ability to influence other artists, the kind of authority they wield in the society and most importantly the messages they passed through their songs.
But before I begin, our opinions might not conform with yours, so do well to disagree with us in the comment section.
PRESIDENT DON JAZZY
Over the years, Don Jazzy has proven not just to be a musician and a businessman but also an activist both on social media and in the society. He has always taken the bulls by the horns every time he talks about matters bothering the nation and fearlessly calling out the politicians who have defaulted in one way or the other.
For this reason, we would be appointing Don Jazzy as the PRESIDENT.
Check out one of many instances he has talked about the Nigerian situation:
CJN (Chief Justice of Nigeria) – FALZ
The Lawyer cum musician has every fiber of advocacy running through his vein and the reason is not far-fetched. He is the son of two giant legal practitioners we have in the country presently (Femi and Funmi Falana).
Taking a cue from Falz songs in recent times, ranging from ‘This is Nigeria, Wehdone Sir, Talk, and then Hypocrite’, Falz lividly bashed Nigerian politicians with his lyrical mastery and seized the opportunity to advocate for a change in our dear country, Nigeria.
Not to be left out is the way Falz calls out Politicians on his posts on Instagram. Worthy of note is the post he made about #FreeSowore and #Xenophobia.
For all these justifiable reasons, we have decided to appoint Falz as the CJN (Chief Justice of Nigeria).
The only female artiste that comes close to advocating for women empowerment like Queen Tiwa does is Simi.
So passionate about the #Womensupportingwomen and women empowerment, Tiwa has always stood with the opinion that women should also be trailblazers in the country and believes any woman who talks low on any other woman doesn’t deserve to be called one.
Recalling the recent saga between her and the OAP in CityFm Lagos, she emphasized on why a fellow woman was talking down on her as opposed to her expectation that women should lift women.
Yemi Alade and several other notable celebrities also complemented Tiwa’s opinion about women supporting women.
Conclusively, Tiwa Savage would fit the position of the Minister of Women Affairs and would most likely be assisted by Simi.
When we talk about an artist that advocates so much for education, M.I is the best bet. His consistent preaching on the importance of education on his social media platforms and even in many of his songs cannot be overlooked.
It is without doubt that he actually practices what he preaches because he exhibits knowledge when he raps or talks. As a matter of fact, he always has a piece of information or education to give.
On this note, we hereby announce M.I as our Minister of Education.
DMW boss, Davido, has been the most involved artiste in the political scene following his uncle’s gubernatorial run in Osun state, in person of Senator Ademola Adeleke popularly regarded as the ‘dancing senator’.
He used his influence greatly to canvass the youths of Osun state to vote for his uncle, who eventually lost out to the opposition, Gov. Oyetola.
Election aside, going by his popular saying, ‘We Rise By Lifting Others’, Davido has indeed been acting by his words. He has been actively involved in helping people; financing their education, breeding talents to mention a few.
Davido is a free-spoken person and deserves the position as the Speaker House of Assembly.
Leader of the no belt gang, Chairman of the no mannaz association and the soapy crooner. At the sound of that name, what crosses your mind? I bet your guess is as accurate as mine, ‘rascality’.
Since his breakout to Nigeria music scene, Naira Marley has since been the voice of the street, thereby relegating Olamide to the bench.
Reckoning with his many street songs which were full of strong languages, his controversial personality is second to none in the industry.
Students reciting his song, ‘OPOTOYI’ during assembly.
Source – Instablog
Surprisingly, the adverse effect of his controversial nature has greatly sprouted his fan base.
It would be unfair if he is not appointed as the Minister of transportation so he can in turn prioritize overseeing the of the NURTW.
To be continued……….
Did any of them correlate with yours? Let me know in the comment section.