It is now trendy for some top entertainers in Nollywood to declare their intention to join politics and run on the platform of different political parties.
Kate Henshaw is contesting under PDP for the House of Representatives in Cross River.
Other actors include Emmanuel Udokwu, for House of Representatives under APGA, Anambra, and Desmond Elliot, House of Representatives under APC, Lagos State, among other artists.
Some stakeholders in the Nollywood industry has attributed the direct participation of actors in politics to gain, power and quest for change in the country.
The President, Association of Movie Producers in Nigeria, Mr. Zik Zulu Okafor, made this known recently.
The ace producer cum actor said that actors go into politics for the gain, power and passion to bring change and stability to the country.
Okafor, a Nigeria Media Merit Award winner, said politics could be used to reach height of power and achievement which should not be restricted.
He explained that actors are the best people among politicians, saying that they have been involved in various roles and movies that depict the realities of life.
“I believe I will also join politics, I want to impact on the life of the people, whether House of Representatives, Senate or even governorship position, after all RMD is not doing bad,” Okafor said.
The President also made reference to other actors in the Western World like Ronald Regean and George Murphy who had made progress as actors and politicians.
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