Friday, June 14, 2024

Silent Voices: Celebrities Who Did Not Comment on the 2023 Election

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Being a celebrity comes with lots of influence. How do you even become one without influence? The 2023 election was a medium to show this influence.

As the 2023 election season heated up, it seems like everyone had an opinion on the candidates, the issues, and the direction of the country. From social media influencers to talk show hosts, it seems like everyone is using their platform to weigh in on the race.

However, there are a select few celebrities who have remained surprisingly silent on the subject. Despite their massive followings and influence, these celebrities didn’t make any public statements about the 2023 election.

We’ll be taking a closer look at the top 10 celebrities who have stayed quiet on the 2023 election.

1. Burna Boy

Who remembers our African giant? The artist that always sings about Nigeria? Yes, our own Burna boy. From the way, he sings about Nigeria, its woes, and hopes, one would think that he would champion a movement before the election started. But to the disappointment of the majority of his fans, the African giant kept muted about it. After being dragged by fans, he finally responded saying “I don’t have a candidate I believe in. I’ve never supported any political party or candidate in my life because I don’t want to make your vote and blame me when the person bleeps up as usual. That being said I hope all votes count and the best man wins”.

2. Wizkid

Wizkid is another artist that has some of his music centered on Nigeria’s woes and hopes. We all could remember how Wizkid showed patriotism in the biggest Nigeria protest of all time “End SARS” in 2020, He even made a tweet saying “Next election we show real power”, Yet, Wizkid didn’t make a sound to encourage the youths to get their PVCs not to talk of endorsing a candidate. Even when questioned and dragged on social media, he was silent and still is. No one can ascertain if he has a favorite political party or candidate or if could he is an undercover agent for one of them or if he is just avoiding the negative comments that with not supporting the people’s candidate.

3. Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage is another artist that kept mum about this whole election. Although her music doesn’t talk about Nigeria, being a celebrity with influence and a huge fan base, one or two words were expected from her. Tiwa Savage hasn’t been known to be a political activist or be involved in politics, so she wasn’t dragged or questioned on why she chose to remain on the fence about the whole issue.

4. 2face Idibia

 

Father of many nations innocent Idibia, an old artist that has gathered a huge fanbase over the years, also thought it wise to be silent at the moment Nigeria decides. Not shocking though, as despite being a celebrity for years, he has never been seen or heard to talk about politics not to talk about endorsing a candidate. Could it be a mandate from the higher-ups?

5. Obi Cubana

Business Moguls are always neutral when it comes to political arguments so Obi Cubana’s attitude towards the 2023 presidential election didn’t come as shock; Though it is believed that the business mogul has some connection with the APC candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, he kept silent about the election. He didn’t endorse any candidate. Maybe the assumption is not true or he didn’t want to be affiliated with any candidate and be dragged on social media knowing how he is a role model to many.

6. Comedian AY

 

Not only was he silent on the 2023 election issue, but he also made a funny video of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, and he was called out by another celebrity for doing so. No one can ascertain the candidate he was supporting and there is no history of him being linked to any of the candidates vying for different positions.

7. Investor Sabinus

One of the top skit makers, Investors Sabinus did not utter a word as regards the 2023 election. He is probably not into the politics game and just wants to be making skits for everyone to laugh at. He has not been seen to be affiliated with any candidate.

8. Kcee

Another musician that is said to have affiliation with the APC is Kcee. But whether for a good or bad reason, he also didn’t say anything as regards the 2023 election nor did he endorse any candidate.

9. E-money

Brother to the musician, Kcee, also went down the same road. E-money kept silent about the 2033 election and he is also thought to be affiliated with the APC candidate just like his brother.

 

In conclusion, the 2023 election is a topic that has been on the minds of many people around the world, including fans of celebrities. While some celebrities have been vocal about their political affiliations and views, others have chosen to remain silent.
Regardless of their silence on the topic, these celebrities have continued to make an impact in their respective industries and in the lives of their fans. They have used their platforms to raise awareness of important social issues and to promote positivity and kindness.
Whether a celebrity chooses to speak out or remain silent, it is up to them to decide what they feel comfortable sharing with the world. So let us continue to appreciate and support these celebrities for the work they do, and let us remember that politics is just one aspect of their lives. As fans, we should respect their privacy and focus on enjoying their talents and contributions to society.

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