From the look of things, it appears that the political journey of popular rapper, Olamide and Nollywood actress, Eniola Badmus – is about to start.
The governor-elect of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun recently announced that both Nigerian celebrities would be part of his commerce and industry team as he prepares to take over from Governor Ibikunle Amosun on May 29th.
According to the governor-elect, there will be 10 committees which will see to the transition process but for Olamide and Eniola Badmus, they will both function as members of the Commerce and Industry committee.
Since the emergence of democracy in 1999, we’ve seen a number of celebrities not just join politics but also get political appointments in government. From Richard Mofe-Damijo, Okey Bakassi, Tony One-Week, Nkiru Sylvanus, Mercy Johnson-Okojie to Desmond Elliot and most recently Yul Edochie – the growing list of celebs who have found their way into the corridors of power is becoming endless.
From all of us at Nollywoodalive, congratulations to Olamide and Eniola Badmus. We hope that this appointment marks the beginning of something bigger. We also hope they will use their new appointments to affect change in their different areas of specialities. The sky is your stepping stone, so keep soaring higher.