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Actors’ Support For Tinubu, According To Jide Kosoko: “He’s Our Benefactor”


Veteran Nollywood performer Prince Jide Kosoko has provided an explanation for why he and other of his Yoruba-speaking colleagues have chosen to support Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the APC’s presidential candidate, for the office of president in 2018.

Remember how many Nigerians on social media mocked and denounced the actors after a video of them backing Tinubu for president surfaced? The actors also featured Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello), Yinka Quadri, and Funke Daramola-Salako.

The displeased Nigerians believed that celebrities shouldn’t use their celebrity and influence to support any politicians.

Kosoko responded to the public outcry by telling Saturday Beats in an exclusive interview that the help was given to Tinubu as recompense for what he had done for the film business.

He stated:

“Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is a father figure and benefactor in addition to being a notable leader.

He and his wife have helped me in some way. In actuality, I’ve known him and his family for a very long time. He is a leader of a concentrated group. He has helped many professionals in our field grow personally, especially those with health issues. For instance, he was in charge of all aspects of returning Moji Olaiya’s body home after she passed away in Canada.

“His wife is a really quiet person who does a lot for people, if you watch her, you will see. I am aware of how many ill persons (in the field) she has also donated to.

The movie business has benefited from Tinubu since he was the first to provide us property in Badagry totaling many hectares so we could build a film village.

The new government provided us with explanations regarding why the location was unsuitable, and an effort was made right once to find us another location in Epe.

Kosoko further disclosed that the former governor of Lagos State had consistently demonstrated interest in the film business by encouraging cooperation among the organisations that make up the sector.

If we ‘romance’ politicians, as some people say, and we are bold enough to tell them the truth through our productions, is there anything wrong with that? He was asking if members of the film industry would be able to speak truth to power in the future given that they had publicly endorsed a particular candidate.

Are politicians the only ones who welcome celebrities? Engineers, attorneys, and other professionals aren’t moving with them, right? Is fame a sign that one is no longer a Nigerian and has lost the freedom to express one’s opinions?

In the meantime, the actor counseled Nigerian youths to register as voters in advance of the 2019 elections.

Guys, What Do You Think About This? Tinubu Will Be The Next President, In My Opinion.
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