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Entertainment of Monday, 13 June 2022


Celebrities who have come under fire for supporting Tinubu

Mr Jollof, Eniola Badmus and  Brymo Mr Jollof, Eniola Badmus and Brymo

Nigerians are determined more than ever to elect a president that can solve the myriad of issues affecting the state.

While there are numerous positions to be contested, many seem to be interested in the presidency and the person who would succeed President Mohammadu Buhari in Aso Rock Villa.

Former vice-president Atiku Abubakar clinched the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) following the conclusion of their primaries in May.

Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, also clinched the presidential ticket of the Labour Party (LP) after dumping the PDP at the very last minute.

Lagos State former governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu is also seeking to become Nigeria's president after winning the All Progressive Congress(APC) presidential ticket.

While each candidate is building momentum and bagging support on social media, some public figures and celebrities have publicly declared their support for Tinubu.

These public figures who declared support for the former Lagos State governor Tinubu seem to be receiving backlash from social media.

Below are three celebrities who have received backlash for supporting Tinubu.

1. Comedian Mr. Jollof

Nigerian comic star Freedom Atsepoyi popularly known as Mr. Jollof has been one known to heavily criticise the state of the nation and call out past, and current leaders for the roles they have played.

Perhaps, this was why it came as a surprise to many after he publicly declared support for Tinubu on social media and even met with the APC presidential candidate.

Social media users and followers of the comic star called him out after he publicly declared his support for the former Lagos state governor.

2. Brymo

The music star also sparked a lot of mixed reactions on social media some weeks ago after coming out to support Tinubu's presidency.

"To be honest, when it comes down to it, if the ticket does not find its way east, a Tinubu presidency should be a thing to look forward to," a post on his Twitter page read.

Brymo's statement immediately subjected him to heavy criticisms on social media with his fans equally disagreeing with him over his choice of a presidential candidate.

3. Eniola Badmus

Even though it comes as no surprise that Nollywood actress Eniola Badmus is a staunch supporter of the Tinubu family, many are still dragging her for her political affiliations.

Months after celebrating her godmother, Remi Tinubu's 61st birthday, Badmus publicly declared a Tinubu presidency on social media.

According to The Cable, the Nollywood actress commented "Tinubu all the way" under an Instagram post where blogger, Tunde Ednut, had asked his followers for their preferred presidential candidate.