Veteran actress Clarion Chukwura is baring her thoughts on the fact that quite a number of Nigerian entertainers have showed an interest in being in Politics.
Nollywood names like Kate Henshaw, Kenneth Okonkwo, Desmond Elliot and more as well as music acts like Tony Tetuila, 9ice, Kenny St. Brown and comedian Julius Agwu have indicated that they will be vying for different political positions as against 2015.
In an interesting chat with Punch Newspaper, Clarion Chukwura states that the rush by Nollywood practitioners to join partisan politics is sheer hypocrisy. According to her, some artistes want to go into politics because they are not getting much money from their vocations.
She says, “The motive of those who are embracing partisan politics is purely monetary. Let us call a spade a spade. If you tell me that you want to go into politics to serve the people, I would want to look at your record first. I want to see what you have done to better the lives of the people in your immediate community. How many boreholes have you sunk in the community? How many hours of community service have you given for free over the last four or five years? How well are you known as somebody who yearns for improvement in social development?”
Do you think the entertainers are in it for the money or to make a change in Nigeria?