Veteran music official, Kenny Ogungbe, has prompted Nigerian artistes to avoid political campaigns since Nigerian government politicians don’t generally bolster media outlets.
Ogungbe in an interview with Sahara TV said
many politicians do not invest in entertainment, but “during politics, they will use musicians to gather people together at their campaign grounds, and they will use music to sell their manifestoes”.
Speaking further, he advised entertainers not to get involved or align with political parties, as this can be used against them by other political parties.
“If a popular (artist) is involved, you will be zeroing in on a particular party. Let’s say Davido. He is known to be PDP. Anywhere there is APC, they see him as PDP and they will cut him off.
If you’re APC, if you go to PDP, they cut you off, but if you’re a big artiste, I will advise you to stay (out) and allow them to do their campaigns. After winning, you now celebrate the winner, because the winner will be the one in government,”