Actor, Olumide Oworu unveils political ambition
Nollywood actor, Olumide Oworu has followed in the footstep of his senior colleagues as he unveils his political ambition.
The 28-year-old actor who is famous for his role as ‘Tari Johnson’ in the Africa Magic Series ‘The Johnsons’ took to his Instagram page to announce his candidacy for Membership of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Surulere Constituency 1 under the Labour Party.
It is worth noting that actor cum politician, Desmond Elliot currently holds the position Olumide is vying for in Surulere Constituency 1 under the All Progressive Congress and is running for a 3rd term.
Unveiling his poster, Olumide said the youth in the country are more politically aware and they strive to be part of a process that leads to a better country; an act which has driven him to be of service in order to serve his people.
While indicating that a new Nigeria is indeed possible, the actor thanked his fans and colleagues for their support.
He wrote: “It is with a sense of honour and duty that I announce my candidacy for membership of The Lagos State House of Assembly – Surulere Constituency 1 on the platform of The Labour Party. The youth of this generation in Nigeria are more politically aware than ever and are now striving to have our voices heard and take part in the government process of this great country. As someone with a passion for youth development, it is on this note that I tender myself in service to play my part in the actualization of an all inclusive government, where the young Nigerian intellectuals have a chance to make a change by being a part of the move for the creation of a new Nigeria. Thank you for your support. A new Nigeria is POssible”.
Olumide Oworu began his acting career in 2007, at the age of 13, when he was cast as Wole in the popular Nigerian TV series “Everyday People.” He gained prominence after appearing in series, including “The Johnsons” and “Shuga” and also played the role of ‘Atlas’ in the Netflix TV series “Far From Home’. He has won several awards for his acting, including the Best Actor in a Drama award at the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.
Oworu has continued to make a name for himself in the entertainment industry as he also doubles as a singer. He has released several songs, including “Owo,” “Mogbe,” and “Desperado.”
Colleagues and fans have taken to his comment section to congratulate him for taking a bold self
Falzthebahdguy wrote: “I did not see this coming, but I love the look of it !! 🦾🦾🦾”
Toyin Abraham wrote: “Yesssss now I’m readyyyy🤜🤜🤜”
Efeirele wrote: “Desmond Elliot is shaking 👏👏👏 Love to see it!”
Bunkunmi Oluwasina wrote: “i’m very proud of you on this. 🙌 we gather dey!”
Blossom Chukwujekwu wrote: “Let’s GO!!🔥🔥❤️👏”
Mr Macaroni wrote: “Yessssssss 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾”
Vicsleek wrote: “Hope it’s Desmond Elliott we are unseating 😂 coz that Will Make me happy”