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Stay away from political campaigns, Kenny Ogungbe counsels Nigerian artistes

Stay away from political campaigns, Kenny Ogungbe counsels Nigerian artistes

Veteran broadcaster and music business mogul Kenny Ogungbe has advised Nigerian artistes to stay away from political campaigns as the 2019 general elections draws closer.

According to the music executive in an interview, politicians do not really support or invest in the entertainment industry, rather they use entertainers to serve their selfish ends during election seasons for campaigns.

Kenny Ogungbe also added that artistes should be weary when politicians use their music to sell their manifestoes.

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“During politics, they will use musicians to gather people together at their campaign grounds, and they will use music to sell their manifestoes,” Kenny Ogungbe said.

The founder of Kennis Music also advised musicians not to get involved or align with political parties, as their alignment can be used against them by other vindictive political parties.

“If a popular one (artist) is involved, you will be zeroing in on a particular party. Let’s say Davido. He is known to be PDP. Anywhere there is APC, they see him as PDP and they will cut him off.

“If you’re APC, if you go to PDP, they cut you off, but if you’re a big artiste, I will advise you to stay (out) and allow them to do their campaigns. After winning, you now celebrate the winner, because the winner will be the one in government,” he added.

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