ABUJA – The Vice-President of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Alvin Ahmed, on Wednesday expressed the hope that Nigerian actors and celebrities who have declared interest in partisan politics would do well in their political careers.
Ahmed, popularly known as Mic-Master, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that some actors, who decided to seek elective positions were eminently qualified to play politics.
“If others are succeeding in politics, celebrities can do better,’’ he said.
Ahmed said it was high time celebrities “are given the opportunity to practise what they preach and one of the ways to do that is through politics’’. [eap_ad_2] He said that actors reached and communicated with the people better than any other group.
Ahmed cited Richard Mofe-Damijo as a Nollywood icon, who ventured into politics and made a good testimony for industry practitioners.
Kate Henshaw, Bob Manuel-Udokwu, Desmond Elliot, Julius Agwu are some Nollywood personalities who have declared interest in contesting elective positions in their states.
Some Nollywood stars are serving as political advisers to state governors. (NAN) [eap_ad_3]