Although she not a Yoruba woman, or from Lagos State, but veteran actress, Rachael Oniga, speaks the Yoruba language fluent. She was recently named the Face of PDP's Lagos State gubernatorial candidate, Jimi Agbaje.
For the love of politics, the fair complexioned actress had put a hold on what she's best known for; acting, to delve into politics.
"It isn’t new, I’ve been into politics for some time now. For now, it’s politics. After that, I’ll go back to my job full time. That is not to say I haven’t been working. I’ve been going in and out of locations too," she stated.
Although she also made it clear that she isn't running for an elective office or biding to get a political appointment, but if it comes her way, she would grab it with both hands.
"If a political appointment comes, fine. But that’s not the reason why I’m into it. I have my name to protect and I feel that this is the time for me to come out and do something. I do a lot on set and if I can come out and do the real thing, there’s nothing wrong with that," she quipped.
Thespian gave reasons she has the honour of being 'The Face' of Jimi Agbaje's campaign.
"I am campaigning for Jimi Agbaje in Lagos State. I am the face of Jimi Agbaje so I’ve been busy with his campaign. I also campaigned for President Goodluck Jonathan. So for the past few months, that’s what I’ve been doing, because I believe in Jimi Agbaje.
“Before the presidential elections, I believed in President Jonathan and I felt he should have been given the chance to govern again so he could finish what he started. To be honest, he’s done so much for this country. It’s just that he’s not the type who makes noise about his achievements and unfortunately, in Nigeria’s politics, making noise is the in-thing.
“Just like the Yoruba proverb that if you don’t praise the lizard, it will praise itself by nodding its head. He is a peace loving person. He’s also someone who loves women. He respects motherhood. I see that he’s a true leader, a God-fearing person. It is his kind of person that we need.
“Things have gone so wrong in the country and it will take some time to clear it out. He’s a human being so he can also make mistakes once in a while. He has his own faults which is normal," she added.
Racheal Oniga made her movie debut in ‘Onome’, while her debut Yoruba movie was ‘Owo Blow’. Over the years, she has also featured in several notable Nigerian films.
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