Which celebrity would you actually vote for if they ran for President of Nigeria come 2019? If you can remember recently Yul Edochie contesting for Governor of Anambra State, you may remember that he gave the Nigerian youths the hope to runs for president in 2019.
If Edochie actually runs, it’s going to be highly entertaining (just think of the political discourse). But he shouldn’t be the only celebrity selected to compete the bigwigs already in government. The like of Desmond Elliot, Kenneth Okonkwo, Jim Iyke, Kanayo O. Kanayo, MI Abaga, DBanj, Julius Agwu, 9ice, etc. have also been pitched to contest.
Know any celebrity you would like to join the contest? Feel free to share with us.
Yul Edochie is a Nigerian actor, named after popular Russian actor Yul Brynner. He is from Anambra state Nigeria, the son of Nigerian actor Pete Edochie. He was raised both in Lagos and Enugu. He is the last of 6 children. He got married at the age of 22.
9ice is a Nigerian musician. He is a south-westerner from Ogbomoso in Oyo State but he grew up in the district of Bariga in Lagos. 9ice won the award for Best Hip Hop Artist at the MTV Africa Music Awards in 2008.
Jude Abaga (born 4 October 1981), better known by his stage name M.I or M.I Abaga, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist and record producer. He has been the CEO of Chocolate City since June 2015. He won Best Hip Hop and Best New Act at the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards.
James Ikechukwu Esomugha, popularly known as Jim Iyke, is a Nigerian actor in Nigeria's movie industry (popularly called Nollywood) and one of the stars of the movie Last Flight to Abuja alongside Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Hakeem Kae-Kazim.
Desmond Elliot is a Nigerian actor, director, and politician who has starred in over two hundred films and a number of television shows and soap operas. He won best supporting actor in a drama at the 2nd Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards.
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (born 9 June 1980), known by his stage name D'banj, is a Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter, entrepreneur and television personality. He has won several music awards, including the awards for Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007.
Abovi Ugboma (born September 25, 1979), also known as Bovi is a Nigerian comedian. He is also a director, producer, actor, and writer from Delta State, Nigeria. He has organized popular stand-up comedy concerts like Bovi Man on Fire across the globe.