Nollywood stars, John Okafor aka Mr Ibu and Foluke Daramola have come under social media heat after a video of them singing and dancing to the presidential aspiration of APC leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu went viral.
In the viral video, the Nollywood stars were seen singing to Tinubu’s name around a table where they apparently had a meeting. No evidence of inducement besides bottled water was visible on their table. While some tried to hide their faces from the camera, two stars who were particularly discernable, Mr. Ibu and Foluke Daramola were the objects of the fury of their fans.
Netizens defined this to be some form of endorsement and support for his 2023 presidential ambition. This angered Nigerians as they dragged the Nollywood stars for betraying the masses and supposedly selling their reputations for a political cause.
“The betrayal has already started. Foolish people @folukedaramolasalako alate nuje oshi,so disappointed in you”, iam_ogebenita wrote.
“Nollywood are very useless later na there set go dey beg money online if they have problems because they eat there future and there on born feture join owon alate nuje”, olasunkanmmyy blasted.
yettymioffical wrote, “Nigeria can’t be better every one is fight for there own pocket, oloriburuku ni gbogbo won ur children will suffer for ur mistakes”.
folac_arikeade blasted, “Thunder fire all of una.I feel embarrassed seeing you guys here”.
realboi20: “I want to see there faces ,names that endose tinubu ,I go yab dem well well ,later dem go come online they complain nigeria is not moving , and Na dem dey join make am not to move”.
chygorbibie_”@folukedaramolasalako what are doing here u are clearing lying u went for peace nd unity talk for Nigeria na lie go kill you shame on you shame”.
call_me_biolah: “Shame !!!!….2023 is not sure for anyone, he may not even live to see the year ,we all may not …..all this nonsense for brown envelope”.
vicfesty wrote, “So this people nor get sense at all, God why now make dis people get sense make dem nor kill us more”.
oyin_damolarh: “Raise your heads, let us see you ooo….this one you guys are bending and turning heads yiii”.
mcruddy_”How much dem give them. Shame”.
preciousdenis9:”These people are really shameless , so because them don give una small money now , una don Dey sing and clap ….. hiannnnnnnnnnnnnnnn my country who do us?”
nenyesn: “I just can’t take John Okafor seriously”.
Tinubu has not officially declared his intention for running for the office of the presidency however, his political associates have long begun campaigning for him.
Sahara Reporters also reported that a founding member of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, has revealed that Bola Tinubu wants to run for the presidential race in the 2023 general election. He said that Tinubu was at his Abuja residence on Wednesday to solicit support for his presidential ambition in the coming election.
He (Tinubu) just came to visit me but actually I have two of them (presidential aspirants) that I have earmarked right from the beginning and I made a vow that anyone of them who came to ask for my support first is the person I would support. Tinubu is the first person”, Yakasai said.