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He is no longer active in music, unlike his counterparts.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

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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.

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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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‘Do Not Send Anybody Money’ Banky W Shuts Down Rumours About A Reality Show

Banky W and his wife Adesua Etomi have been serving so much sauce ever since they got married. Their marriage is just goals and many people admire them for their simplicity.

They really gave us so much life when they acted in the movie, ‘The Wedding Party‘ and we really hoped they would get married in real life, and they actually did.

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Banky W and his wife Adesua Etomi/ Instagram

But Banky W is not happy after he found out that their’s a Facebook page that has been milking people money stating that you have to pay a certain amount to be in their reality show.

He took to social media to address the issue, warning everybody not to pay any amount.

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I hear there’s yet another scam on facebook.. charging 5k to be in a reality show by the Wellingtons. Please ignore, it is a complete scam. Please DO NOT SEND ANYBODY ANY MONEY to be in any tv show or to join any label, It is a scam.”

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Banky W And Adesua Etomi Hold Colourful Introduction Ceremony (Photos)

Celebrity couple, Banky W and Adesua Etomi wrapped up what has been a delightful week with colourful pictures from their introduction ceremony held on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

The pair who picked wine as the major theme of their attire were a slay king and queen along with their close friends looking bright in their various outfits.

While the soon to be wedded couple rocked a full wine colour Agbada and traditional gown, their family and friends mixed it up with white.

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The couple who both played characters in the 2016 hit movie, “The Wedding Party” stunned the social media following an announcement that they have been engaged for marriage.

It was a grand disclosure that made every other entertainment event seem irrelevant.

Hunk Nigerian Singer Banky W Proposes To His On-Screen Lover And Their Love Story Is Out Of This World!

Before the surprising revelation, R&B star, Banky W was over the years rumoured to be in a relationship with On-Air personality and writer, Toke Makinwa.

Both have been observed to have a strong friendship, a reason for a steamy rumour mill.

Check out these photos from the ceremony;

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Hunk Nigerian Singer Banky W Proposes To His On-Screen Lover And Their Love Story Is Out Of This World!

Nigerian R&B Singer, Bankole Wellington aka Banky W, has left the bachelor’s club after he proposed to Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi.

The singer, took to Instagram to express his deep affection for her since they met officially in 2015, where he disclosed that on February 2017, he asked the gorgeous actress to be his wife and she said “Yes”.

His post read in part, “Dear Susu, we crossed paths 2 or 3 times since 2012, but I wasn’t paying enough attention.

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“Destiny was staring me right in the face and I was too caught up in my own hustle and paper chase, to know it. In June 2015 however, God brought you my way again, and this time, I really SAW you. I was smitten by your grace, aura, and beauty.

“I asked one or two people about you.. your manager Isioma, who I’d worked with previously, and then I did some research myself. Googled you, stalked your Instagram.. the whole 9 yards, and the more I found out, the more you seemed like a breath of fresh air.”

According to him, he knew pretty early in the process that he wanted to spend forever with her and he had prayed fervently about it while he waited for her to catch up.

The singer also made reference to his music video, Made For You in which he got engaged to Adesua, as well as their roles in hit movie, The Wedding Party describing both experiences as pure coincidence.

“Real life will now imitate art,” he, added.

In a bid to put away any doubts that this is indeed true, Banky said: “The timing of this, may make some people think this is promo for another video, or a movie. It isn’t.”

“Ironically, everyone who has seen us together in art, or in life, always insists that we have amazing chemistry. I guess you can say we have been hiding in plain sight. I fell in love with an Actress. Now my life is a movie,” he added.

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The beautiful actress also confirmed this in her post on Instagram, which partly read; “He slid into my DM and sent the funniest message and that was how we became friends.

“At the time, I wasn’t interested in anything but a friendship and he was very respectful of that and so we stayed just friends for about a year and a half. Our friendship opened my eyes to a lot of things. Opened my eyes to the type of man Olubankole is and WHAT A MAN.”

Check out the full posts below.

Dear Susu (part 1) We crossed paths 2 or 3 times since 2012, but I wasn't paying enough attention. Destiny was staring me right in the face and I was too caught up in my own hustle and paper chase, to know it. In June 2015 however, God brought you my way again, and this time, I really SAW you. I was smitten by your grace, aura, and beauty. So smitten infact, that even though I didn't get to say a word to you that day (because you were seated far across the room), I immediately called my best friend @captdemuren and told him I'd found my next girlfriend. LOL. He laughed. I asked one or two people about you.. your manager Isioma, who I'd worked with previously, and then I did some research myself. Googled you, stalked your instagram.. the whole 9 yards, and the more I found out, the more you seemed like a breath of fresh air. Now I personally don't like being "hooked up", so I decided to approach you myself by sliding into your DM a few days later. Introduced myself, made some silly attempts to make you laugh, told you I planned to become your biggest fan, and asked if we could be friends. Thank God you laughed at my silly jokes, and thank God you graciously agreed to become my friend. At the time, I was COMPLETELY lying about only wanting to be friends, by the way.. but I figured it was a safe place to start. Since that DM, I've spoken to you pretty much every single day for almost 2 years. Sometimes, in the morning, at night and in between. We clicked instantly, and you quickly became one of my favourite people on earth, and one of my closest friends. It got to the point where my day wouldn't quite feel right without speaking to you. I needed your friendship. I needed, and still need, the bond we share. It completes me. I knew pretty early in the process that I wanted to spend forever with you. Prayed about it fervently. But it took you FOREVER (okay fine.. maybe a year and a half or so) to see things my way. But I kinda knew all along.. I was just waiting for you to catch up. (To be continued pls read part 2)

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Dear Susu (part II) In that time, I got engaged to you in my "made for you" music video… and by pure coincidence, we both got cast to get married in the wedding party movie.. but all the while we were the very best of friends. I guess, in our case, real life will now imitate art. I'm not sure what the future will bring, but I'm completely sure that I am ready to face it with you by my side. I pray that God continues to build me into the kind of man that you deserve. I love you Susu.. I feel safe and at peace with you. You mean the world to me. Thank you for agreeing to be my lover and best friend. Thank you for agreeing to be my wife. PS: The timing of this may make some people think this is promo for another video, or a movie. It isn't. Ironically, everyone who has seen us together in art, or in life, always insists that we have amazing chemistry. I guess you can say we have been hiding in plain sight. I fell in love with an Actress. Now my life is a movie. In February of 2017, I asked Adesua Tolulope Oluwaseun Etomi to be my wife. She said Yes.

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I went to an event in 2015 and I suppose that was the beginning of something amazing because once banky saw me, he decided that he was going to be my biggest fan. He slid into my DM and sent the funniest message and that was how we became friends. At the time, I wasn’t interested in anything but a friendship and he was very respectful of that and so we stayed just friends for about a year and a half. Our friendship opened my eyes to a lot of things. Opened my eyes to the type of man Olubankole is and WHAT A MAN. WHAT A MIGHTY GOOD MAN. Olubankole, Your Heart is pure and good, to the very core. You are proof that God is real, you are proof that what’s on the inside is greater and so much more powerful than what we see on the outside and you are the evidence of what I hoped for. I bless God for entrusting my heart in your hands because I know it’s safe. You are everything i prayed for and so much more. Thank you for praying with me, fasting with me, always making time for me, laughing with me, and caring more about me than yourself. Thank you for being kind, loving and full of Integrity.
And i’d like to say one more thing. I’m SO SORRY that it took me sooo long to realise that it was you. It has always been you. It couldn’t have been anyone else. In February 2017, you said you couldn’t be without me and asked me to be your wife and I said YES cause I can’t be without you. It will be an absolute pleasure and one of the greatest blessings of my life to walk the path of life with you. Thank you for being who you are.
My goodluck charm, my King, my lover, my bestfriend.
I love you till eternity and beyond.
No, This Is not a movie.
Future Mrs W.

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