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2023:Nollywood Stars, Entertainers Abandon Funke Akindele, Tonto Dike For Obi, Tinubu,Others



2023:Nollywood Stars, Entertainers Abandon Funke Akindele, Tonto Dike For Obi, Tinubu,Others

Nollywood stars, entertainers and celebrities appear to have distanced themselves from the political ambitions of some of their colleagues such as Funke Akindele and Tonto Dike.

Blaze Newz recalls that Funke Akindele was picked as the running mate to the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State and Tonto Dike was picked as running mate to the governorship candidate of the ADC for 2023 election in Rivers State.

Akindele and Dike, both veteran actresses in the movie industry, are divorced and now single moms.


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Tonto got married to Olakunle Churchill in 2015 and left the marriage in 2017 after accusations and counter accusations of domestic violence.


Akindele also left her marriage earlier this year and immediately declared her intention to venture into politics and was a few days later announced as the running mate to, Abdul-Azeez Adediran, a.k.a Jandor.

Both actresses have made a flurry of promises to the people of their States if elected into office as deputy governors but as it stands, they are standing alone when it comes to support from their colleagues.

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However, Funke Akindele and Tonto Dike are not the first popular celebrities to venture into politics with the hope of changing the political narrative of the country.

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The list is long but we can easily mention the likes of actor Yul Edochie, Kenneth Okonkwo, singer Abolore Akande, a.k.a Nice, singer Bankole Wellington, a.k.a Banky W and Desmond Elliot etc.

Blaze Newz observed that veteran Yoruba Nollywood actors like, Ogogi, Jide Kosoko, Fathia Williams, Saheed Balogun among other are rooting for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, they have appeared in many rallies.

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Psqure are campaigning for Peter Obi, Labour Party presidential candidate. None of the Nollywood colleagues of the female duo has shown support for their ambition.

Hammed Tajudeen is the Editor-In-Chief of Blaze Newz Nigeria, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication.

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