A video clip shared on Wednesday by Yinka Quadri on social media has come under fire from Nigerians. In the video clip, a group of Yoruba Nollywood actors including Yinka Quadri, Jide Kosoko, Fausat Balogun, Taiwo Hassan, Femi Adebayo, Shola Kosoko, Faithia Williams, Saheed Balogun, Murphy Afolabi, and Eniola Ajao among others were seen endorsing the APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu.
These actors came under fire by angry Nigerians, accusing them of doing the same thing during the 2015 and 2019 general elections, imposing President Muhammadu Buhari on Nigerians; saying the outcome has caused hardship for a lot of Nigerians.
The actors in the video clip in their defense have said that their support for Tinubu became imperative based on his support for the movie industry, practitioners, and influence across Nigeria.
However, Nigerians on Twitter expressed displeasure over the support of Bola Tinubu who has a questionable character, saying the country needs a fresh leader who is intelligent enough to get Nigerians out of its current mess.
A Twitter user, @Theabiolasteven wrote, “The persons’ morality and integrity are to be questioned in the first place. Nollywood Yoruba has always been a hall of shame since time beyond, hungry sets of men and women. If the women are not Mc Oluomo short time knacks then the men are stomach infrastructure wobiyas.”
@Ifeadigoh also wrote, “Tinubu supporters have a tribalistic strategy that focuses on provoking the people from South East. They do this to get a reaction from the South Easterners which they would use to prove that South Easterners don’t like Yoruba. Divide and Conquer!
“Tinubu supporters have been attacking Psquare for supporting Peter Obi, it didn’t work, they resort to blackmailing some Yoruba artistes with “Igbo artistes are supporting their own” How do you expect them to support a corrupt, selfish and thief like Tinubu? They get sense ni!”
@_Samcleave said, “You cannot watch Nollywood Yoruba, see how 95% of their products are senseless, and still think those that own that industry has any cognition to influence your electoral choices.
“Nearly all those Nollywood Yoruba actors have bus stops given to them in Lagos state, why won’t they want Tinubu?”