- The upcoming 2023 Nigerian presidential election has seen some celebrities speak out about the issues that concern the country.
- While some of the top celebrities have remained silent, some others have remained dedicated to the cause of using their platforms to encourage people to vote.
- Legit.ng has compiled a list of some celebrities who have been outspoken about the Nigerian presidential election.
The 2023 Nigerian presidential election is an event that has various citizens discussing the fate of the country depending on who ultimately becomes president.
Several Nigerian celebrities have also lent their voices to the cause despite their other colleagues turning a blind eye and staying silent or standing aside.
Recall that during the tragic incident at Lekki toll booth on October 20, 2020, many Nigerian celebrities lent their voices on social media and some of them even called international celebrities to talk about the issue like the case of Tiwa Savage and Beyonce. . .
Well, all that seems to have changed now that the election is approaching and many once outspoken stars have remained mum on social media.
Despite that, some celebrities, despite being well off and able to live abroad, have taken it upon themselves to sensitize their fans about the upcoming elections and encourage them to get their voter cards with different incentives.
Today, Legit.ng will be taking a look at some of the Nigerian celebrities who have used their platform to talk about the upcoming 2023 Nigerian presidential election.
1. Tacha, the star of BBNaija:
Tacha’s activities in politics have led some people to describe her as an activist. This young woman has been known to worry about using her platform to encourage people to vote. She has attended rallies just for the benefit of it and has even taken to the streets to reward people who have PVCs with cash as she tells them to vote her conscience. No doubt, she has gone from being the socialite known for posting obscene things online and being controversial on BBNaija to now a highly admired celebrity who has now made many haters to her fans due to her activities. .
2. Tunde Ednut:
This former Nigerian singer turned blogger has impressed many with his dedication to encouraging Nigerians to get their PVCs and vote during elections. This is quite commendable as he has been based abroad for many years. Tunde Ednut’s page is known to be one of the biggest platforms on Instagram and he has been posting news about the different candidates while advising Nigerians to consider the suffering of the nation and vote for the right candidate. At his recent birthday party, only those who could present their voter cards were allowed into the venue.
3.Paul P.Square Okoye:
This prominent Nigerian singer, Paul Okoye of the PSquare group, is a celebrity who has also endeavored to spread awareness about the upcoming presidential election. Despite being wealthy and having homes abroad, Paul’s dedication to a better Nigeria only smacks of love. The music star has also been criticized by some netizens and has made it clear that regardless of who becomes president, he and his family will be fine. He was one of the stars who has continually used his platform to talk about the upcoming election and even called on other celebrities to speak up and not stay on the fence.
4. Falz the Bahd Boy:
The popular Nigerian rapper is a respected celebrity, not only for his craft but also for his dedication to seeing a better Nigeria. Falz is known to be at the forefront of political affairs and leads the youth. He has also been clamoring for people to get their voter cards and participate in the electoral process.
5. Mr. Macaroni:
This popular Nigerian actor and spoof creator is also a celebrity who runs the country ‘in his head’. He has been very vocal on political issues and has even been arrested for attending a rally in Lagos State. Macaroni also used his page to remind people to be active in selecting their leaders by getting their voter cards and voting for the right candidate.
While the upcoming presidential election in Nigeria has caused some celebrities to be swept up on social media over their choice of candidate, it’s clear that most people are only clamoring for what they think will benefit them and others.
Paul PSquare tackles comedian AY Makun
Popular Nigerian comedian AY Makun and PSquare singer Paul Okoye recently had an exchange on social media about the upcoming presidential election.
AY had shared a joke using the names of the three main presidential candidates, Peter Obi, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Atiku.
However, Paul PSquare reacted by telling the comedian to stop standing on the fence.