Television and radio broadcaster Dayo D1 Adeneye, is going for Ogun state House of Assembly under APC.
A press release was made public and it read in part:
"Otunba Dayo Adeneye who has been frequently summoned by his people at the Odogbolu constituency of Ogun state finally succumbed to the yearnings of thousands of young and old people in the constituency who want him to bring forth his innovative leadership to the development of his people in Ogun state.
D-One who is coming into politics with an over two decade career which cuts across education, broadcasting and business management is seen as one of the biggest assets for the much desired “Change” that has become the lead philosophy of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party in Ogun state and the entire country."
Another celebrity who recently revealed her political ambitions is Chief Mrs. Gift Eke popularly known as Muma Gee, who is running for position in the House of Representative in Port Harcourt under PDP; the artiste recently relocated to Port Harcourt to further her political pursuit.
Other celebrities turning to politics include Kate Henshaw, Desmond Elliot, 9nice, Tony Tetula and comedian Julius Agwu who recently announced he is stepping down from contesting in the upcoming elections.
There have been mixed reactions to this trend, vetran actress Clarion Chukwura slammed celebrites describing them as greedy, and going into politics for the money. However Peter Okoye lauded celebrities who were going into politics stating that this was an opportunity to see change in the affairs of the country.