Kate Henshaw, 9ice, Desmond Elliot, Kenneth Okonkwo are a number of Nigerian entertainers who’ve gone into politics and actress Clarion Chukwurah thinks its due to money. Speaking exclusively to Punch, Clarion said lots of these entertainers wish to enter politics since they are not making very much money from their vocations.
“The motive of those people who are embracing partisan politics is purely monetary. Let’s call a spade a spade. In the event that you tell me that you wish to get into politics to serve the folks, I will need to consider your record first. I wish to see that which you have inked to raised the lives of the folks in your immediate community. Exactly how many boreholes perhaps you have sunk in the neighborhood? How several hours of community service perhaps you have given free of charge during the last four to five years? How well are you currently referred to as a person who yearns for improvement in social development?” –
Clarion also criticized the leadership of the AGN. Ibinabo Fiberesima was re-elected AGN president yesterday.
I said earlier that I wished to take charge of the AGN because I saw that those that were running the body lacked the ability required to transform it around and to improve the face value of the film industry. It had been clear that those in control hadn’t real agenda for the guild and they didn’t know how to proceed to transform it around.
“Also, I observed that some individuals already felt that being in control was a similar thing to be ready to hobnob with top politicians in the corridors of power and to have money from various interest groups in the country. And there clearly was so much desperation on the the main leadership of the guild to retain power simply because they see their position as a platform to make money.”-