It is no doubt that Nollywood has been divided by the two major political parties in Nigeria; the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC). Even though more entertainers vied for political positions in 2015 than in 2011, only few got the tickets of the respective parties to contest in the polls. Since the political campaigns in the country kicked-off, entertainers have aligned themselves with some candidates of these parties, both at the state and national levels. While some have thrown their weights behind President Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP for the presidential election, others have rooted for the candidacy of Muhammadu Buhari of the APC. In Lagos State, Nollywood stars have shown separate supports for Jimi Agbaje of PDP and Akinwunmi Ambode of APC for the governorship election in the state. But one of the heavyweights in Nollywood that has not publicly shown any support for a political party or its candidate at the moment is Omotola Ekeinde. This has left many of her fans to wonder why she has remained silent on the issue. But if a tweet by the superstar actress is anything to go by, it means she is under immense pressure to endorse a candidate and may not be willing to do that. In her words, “So much pressure on me to support them. Smh. You won't have to hustle if you were trustworthy... I do that for free! back-off.”
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