So… Fast forward to 2019, which celebrity is supporting who, and why?
As the 2019 general elections draw closer, a lot of notable Nigerian celebrities have publicly taken sides with political parties and candidates of their choice. While some are in absolute support of the incumbent, Muhammadu Buhari and the APC, others are in support of Atiku Abubakar and the main opposition PDP.
Unlike in 2015 when many stars staunchly advocated for the candidate of their choice, using their celebrity status to attempt to influence the public via public campaigns, theme songs, rallies, social media messages and more, 2019 have seen many of the celebrities keep mute as some prominent entertainment figures too have decided to be neutral and not take any sides in the elections drama.
Though, we witnessed some vocal outputs from Davido who strongly supported his uncle, Senator Ademola Adeleke of the PDP during the Osun State gubernatorial elections which he lost.
Daily Advent presents a shortlist of entertainers who are actively supporting one party, candidate or the other, and we also take a look at those who have chosen to be neutral as Nigeria decides in 2019.
1. Kate Henshaw
Veteran actress Kate Henshaw contested at the PDP primaries in Calabar state but did not win. However, in December 2015, Kate Henshaw was made Special Adviser, Liaison, Lagos to Cross River state. The actress as a PDP member will be all out to support Atiku in 2019.