“Music Artists Should Stay Away From Political Campaigns” – Kenny Ogungbe
Veteran music executive, Kenny Ogungbe, has advised Nigerian artistes to stay away from political campaigns since Nigerian politicians do not really support the entertainment industry.
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,” he said.