20th February, 2015
Nollywood star actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has warned some politicians she claimed piling pressure on her to support and campaign for them to back off.
The actress took to her Twitter page to tell an unnamed political party to stop pressuring her to support their political ambition.
“So much pressure on me to support them … Smh… You won’t have to hussle if you were trustworthy… I do that for free! #backoff,” Omotola tweeted.
While it is not clear which of the parties Omotola is referring to, investigations revealed that most of the artistes have been patronising the parties, with many Nollywood actors openly visiting them to pledge their support and to even campaign for the parties and their candidates.
While the likes of Ibinabo Fiberesima, Segun Arinze, Rita Dominic, Mercy Johnson, Lancelot Imasuen, Patience Ozokwo and Toyin Aimakhu have publicly declared their support for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, Desmond Elliot, Foluke Daramola, Yomi Fash Lanso, Jide Kosoko and a host of Yoruba and Hausa players in the industry have thrown their weight behind All Progressives Congress.
In spite of Omotola’s huge popularity in the movie industry, she has remained apolitical. She prefers to spend most of her time in social activism.