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African artistes whom you didn’t know were prominent politicians

Politics is becoming more and more enticing for artistes with scores joining the field during elections.

Some have been in office for two terms.

The trend is picking up not only in Kenya but in Africa as a whole.

Below is a list of artistes and actors who successfully ventured into politics.

  1. Desmond Elliot
Elliot, who is known for his acting prowess on Nigerian Movies, declared his intentions in September 2014 to run for Lagos State House of Assembly under the All Progressives Congress.

He contested and won the Surulere Constituency in the 11 April 2015 Nigerian General Elections.

Elliot was recently re-elected as the winner of the Surulere 1 state Constituency election in Lagos State.

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2. Professor Jay

The celebrated Tanzanian artiste is the Member of Parliament for MIKUMI constituency.

He is well known for songs such as ‘Yatapita’ ‘Hapo Vipi’ among others.

He is still involved in music having released a song three weeks ago.

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professor jay

Below is the link

 

3. Bobi Wine

Ugandan artiste Bobi Wine is among artistes who ventured successfully into politics.

Jaguar ditched the music and joined politics for the first time, emerging the winner of the Member of Parliament seat for Starehe Constituency in 2017.

He revealed that come 2021 he will vie for Presidency.

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4. Charles Njagua Kanyi

Jaguar ditched the music and joined politics for the first time, emerging the winner of the Member of Parliament seat for Starehe Constituency in 2017.

He is no longer active in music, unlike his counterparts.

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Mheshimiwa Jaguar in a file photo

Jaguar’s best song was ‘Kigeugeu’ which he sang before he became an MP

5. Banky W

Popular musician and actor, Olubankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W hold the position of House of Representatives.

He won during the 2019 general election.

He was declared the flag bearer of the Modern Democratic Party (MDP) for Eti-Osa Federal House Of Representatives.

He is well celebrated with his songs being listened to by millions.

Banky W

Below is one of his most listened to song.

6. Jose Chameleone

Popular Ugandan afrobeat artist, Jose Chameleon confirmed his interest in politics as he eyes one of the top seats in Uganda’s next general elections.

Speaking to journalist at DNA Lounge in Kampala, the singer announced he would be vying for the Kampala Lord Mayor Seat come 2021.

Jose Chameleone and his wife-Classic 105

Below is a video of Chameleone doing what he loves best.

7. John Kiarie alias KJ

KJ was best known for his stint on Redykulas years ago, he, however, decided to venture into politics and he is currently the Member of Parliament for Dagoretti South.

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