Mr. President please leave entertainers alone

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Once again, Nollywood and President Jonathan are disconnected from the priorities of Nigerians. Millions are hungry and the country is headed off a cliff and what we get is the President having weekly dinner with celebs at Eko Hotel. Mr. President should know that all entertainers in the country won’t amount to a spoon of water in the bucket of our population. I agree that our entertainers judging by recent behaviour are now seen as hungry men and women with insatiable appetite, but Mr. President, the larger part of the society are equally hungry and should be fed as well. Why feed just the entertainers? Isn’t that discrimination? What will the entertainers say to Jonathan except the usual lies and half truths? Can a man with a mouthful of undeserved food speak or say the truth? An assessment of the lifestyle of these entertainers gives a false picture of the situation of things as it affects the society at large. I got your invite for the first dinner which held at Eko Hotel and I boycotted it because I felt that any event by the government at this point in time should be about reassuring the people that the government feels their pains deeply with promises of working tirelessly to bring an end to the underlying causes of such situations in this country, not getting together to eat small chops and samosa while most Nigerians are languishing. It was very embarrassing waking up the next morning to see our shameless posing with their invites on which invariably means they are telling their fans and the masses who brought them to fame that they are enjoying the good life and everyone else can go to hell. One entertainer jokingly asked why the President is having these dinners with (the same set of) celebs all the time. I wanted to attribute it to youth empowerment but on a second thought, If Mr. President has a genuine interest in youth empowerment, hosting a few entertainers doesn’t cut across as empowering the youth. I think Mr. President has been wrongly advised that entertainers can be used to influence the Nigerian youths and electorate. These entertainers can’t influence votes within their families. Another thing is, if Mr. President must have an interactive session with entertainers, he should consider a larger representation of entertainers from all parts of the country, not just those who ply their trade in the south. It will seem to most people that Mr. President is only interested in entertainers from the south. It is called the Nigerian industry not the South South and South East entertainment industry. Has Mr. President taken over responsibilities of the Lagos State governor because he currently seems to enjoy greater visibility in the state than the governor and these visits come with a heavy cost to the state in terms of lost man hours caused by traffic along the routes to the event venue. Streets are usually cordoned off by security personnel and a strange difficulty to use mobile phones in such areas, possibly because of the deployment of radio signal jamming devices by the operatives on guard in those areas. Residents of Lagos shouldn’t go through this because their President is in town. I’ll love to tell Mr. President that service, not celebrities, delivers votes.

9 Comments

  1. Shobande Keymon Yomi

    March 21, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Either he leave them or Not. He would fail the election

  2. Chiamaka Emmanuella Onuoha

    March 21, 2015 at 11:10 am

    That one is his business because he is a failure to his people and generation. Whether he feed 1000 celebrities or not he is not going to rule again before he kill us.

  3. Eunice Aigbokhae

    March 21, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Yes oo leave dem alone what business do u have with dem

  4. Sandra Chinasa Deborah

    March 21, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Hahahahah! There re still sensible pple in my country. Thank God 4 such pple.

  5. Tyra Bello

    March 21, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Neglecting his responsibility…. So many people are there that haven’t had breakfast, goan organize it with them… Leave those that can afford to order pizza from italy

  6. Grace Aigbokhae

    March 21, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    I Love this. Service not celebrities delivers Votes.

  7. Ndubuisi Oscar

    March 21, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Hmmm see who is talking, Mr President won’t even notice you self. I guess, it maybe because they don’t allow you entrance to the occasion. Lol. I like this great country because, anything Mr President do they most talk, He do good they most talk, bad, they most talk. Me self I want talk say by next week Saturday our President will be re-elected.

  8. Louis Offor

    March 21, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    My exact thoughts; i don’t know why the President’s advisers keep deceiving Mr President and he is not even abating on such ill-advices. No…what has frolicking with celebrities got to do with winning the hearts of the electorates? How does hanging out with these hungry artistes amount to winning the hearts of the common people? When….let them also eat out of his free food, na their time!

  9. Sandra Chinasa Deborah

    March 22, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    They don’t need 2 remind him of his responsibility as a president. I hv heard a man of God sayin ” if dey give u money or anything good, collect it, eat it n clean ur mouth. Afterall its our money” on D day, follow ur hrt. So let GEJ keep wasting his time