Nigerian Fuji singer, Pasuma, took to his Instagram page to notify the public of his presidential ambition.
According to Pasuma who said he sees himself as the President of this great nation, his passion is to erase poverty once and for all. Here’s his post below;
Pasuma is however not the first Nigerian entertainer to seek political office. Some top Nigerian celebrities who joined politics, include;
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.
2. Desmond Elliot
Desmond, a seasoned actor and producer in the Nigerian movie industry contested for a seat in the Lagos state house of assembly in 2015 and won. He was sworn into office at the Lagos State House of Assembly as a member representing Surulere 01 Constituency.
Singer, Abolore Akande popularly known as 9ice contested in 2015 for the House of Representative seat in Oyo State but lost at the primaries. The musician still landed a political appointed under the current Ajimobi led administration as the Special Assistant to the Governor on Youth matters.
4. Bob Manuel
Bob-Manuel Udokwu is a veteran Nollywood actor who contested for the position of house of assembly for the Idemili North Local Government Area for Anambra state in 2015.
5. Richard Mofe Damijo
Nollywood veteran actor, Richard Mofe Damijo was Commissioner of Culture and Tourism in Delta State from 2009 till 2015.
Ace Actress, Hilda Dokubo was one of the first Nigerian celebrities to get into the political game. She was appointed Special Adviser on Youth Affairs to the former Rivers state governor, Peter Odili in the early 2000’s.
7. Ini Edo
In February 2016, talented Nollywood actress Ini Edo, was appointed Special Adviser on Tourism to the Akwa Ibom State Governor.
8. Femi Adebayo
Popular yoruba actor, Femi Adebayo was made the Special Adviser to the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed on Arts, Culture and Tourism in February 2016.