Nigeria has been known to have a vibrant entertainment industry with a plethora of talented individuals. However, in recent years, some of these celebrities have ventured into the political sphere. Let's take a closer look at two of these celebrities.
First on the list is Banky W, whose real name is Olubankole Wellington. He is a well-known musician who has made a name for himself in the Nigerian music industry. However, he took a bold step into politics a few years ago when he contested for the Lagos State Eti-Osa Federal Constituency during the 2019 election. Although he didn't emerge victorious, he made a statement with his participation in the election. Banky W has recently moved from the Modern Democratic Party to the Peoples Democratic Party, indicating his continued interest in Nigerian politics.
Another Nigerian celebrity who has ventured into politics is Desmond Elliot. Elliot is a prolific actor in the Nigerian movie industry, known for his roles in blockbuster movies. However, he joined politics a few years ago and currently serves as a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly. Desmond Elliot is known for his vocal and active participation in politics, and he is highly respected for his passion and dedication.
It is encouraging to see Nigerian celebrities take an active interest in politics and participate in shaping the future of their country. It is hoped that more of these talented individuals will follow in the footsteps of Banky W and Desmond Elliot and make a positive impact in Nigeria's political sphere.
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