3 Nigerian Celebrities You Probably Didn’t know Hold Political Offices And Portfolios (With Pictures)

For a while now Nigerian celebrities have been involved in politics for a while now. Veteran Nigerian actress Hilda Dokubo was once the Special Adviser to the former Governor of Rivers state Peter Odili. Nkiru Sylvanus was appointed the Special Assistant on Lagos State Affairs to Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha in 2011. Let’s not forget the leading man of Nollywood Richard Mofe Damijo who was once the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State.
A lot of celebrities took part in the general elections last year. Even though many of them didn’t win, we have started seeing celebs holding political offices in the country.

1.Ini Edo

In February 2016, superstar actress Ini Edo, 33, was appointed Special Adviser on Tourism to the Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel. Speaking about her appointment she said “To be called to serve is an honour. I give God all the glory. Am grateful to my state, my Governor, every one of you with your constant prayers and support… God bless u.

2.Desmond Elliot

In 2014 Nollywood star and director Desmond Elliot moved into politics and joined the political party APC. The following year he ran for a seat in the Lagos state of Assembly. Desmond Elliot shocked everyone by winning.
Months later he was sworn into office at the Lagos State House of Assembly as a member representing Surulere 01 Constituency.

3) Femi Adebayo

Also in February 2016 popular Yoruba actor Femi Adebayo was made the Special Adviser to the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed on Arts, Culture and Tourism.
“Today I was appointed as a Special Assistant to the Kwara state governor on Arts, Tourism and Culture. Thank God for an opportunity to transform my state into a foremost tourist state that will attract foreign and domestic tourists” announced Femi Adebayo on Instagram. This month he shared the first photo from his office.

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