As the Date for the 5th February Anti Government Protest draws near, some Nigeria Celebrities have voiced out their concern and distanced themselves from the protest.
Recall that the award winning musician Tuface, also known as 2baba. Tuface, the African Queen crooner recently took to his Instagram handle: @official2baba, calling on his fans and followers to join in the nationwide protest scheduled for February 5.
A call for good governance. A call for urgent explanation into the reckless economic downturn nationwide….to come out and protest this obnoxious and baseless policies and excuses of the government of the day.”
The Nigerian celebrities who are opting out of the protest includes, popular comedian, Bovi Ugboma. Bovi took to his his Instagram handle: @officialBovi stated, “Boycott” is too strong a word to describe my not attending. I won’t be there. Simple. It doesn’t define whether I support it or not. “I am not joining the protest, and stop saying ‘we’ and ‘us.’ You don’t belong…..my life is not governed by your opinions of me.
Another Artist Includes the popular Yoruba actress, Funke Adesiyan. she disagreed with 2face over the plan said that protest was not the only option. She Stated on her instagram handle @funkeadesiyan: “When people ask me why I joined politics, I tell them from the truest of my heart that it is because I got tired of how things were being done in my country. “It’s not enough for us to protest, it’s more important for us, youths of this beloved nation, to get involved in governance. You could try many times before you achieve it,” Adesiyan stated.
The Yoruba actress of Ibadan origin who contested and lost Oyo State House of assembly election under the umbrella of PDP in 2015.
However, Some other Celebrities have indicted their interest to march with against the government. Music stars like Davido and Burna Boy threw their weights behind the “African Queen” singer . Other entertainers have followed suit. They include, maverick musician, Charly Boy, comedian, I Go Dye and popular ‘Galala’ singer, Daddy Showkey.