It may no long be news that popular Nigerian artiste, Abolore Adigun Akande, who is well known as 9ice, has hinted on his intention to run for the position of House of Representative at the next round of elections in 2015, but the real reasons is what is still unclear to many.
9ice gave the hint over the weekend while on a Television programme in Lagos as the artiste of the week, and before you could shout "Gongo Aso!", the gist had started flying everywhere.
In a phone chat with 9ice on Tuesday, he revealed that holding a political position had always been his childhood dream.
"I had always dreamt of holding a political post where I can touch people's life positively. Many of the people we chose to represent us are not really doing anything and this is not fair. You see, I grew up in abject poverty and I believe that many of the people in public position could have done something to alleviate my plights and that's of other children at the time, but what we see is corruption", the Ogbomos, Oyo state born musician disclosed.
According to him, he is currently running an online programme in Public Administration at Capella University, Minneapolis, United States of America. He also said that once he completes it, he will get a law degree.All these, according to the ex-husband of Toni Payne, are to equip him for the job of being an Honourable at the National Assembly in Abuja.
In the last few years, the country has seen the rise of entertainers developing interests in politics. Some stars who have one way or another gotten involved in politics include Richard Mofe Damijo, Hilda Dokubo, Okey Bakassi, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Baba Dee to name just a few.
9ice who became famous years back with his phenomenal song "Gongo Aso", is still basking in the euphoria of his newly released double album, "Versus" and "Baasorun Gaa" which is currently making wave. Should we say best of luck to "Honourable 9ice"?
Nostalgia as Bobby Brown and New Edition Storm Nigeria
This is happening at the time when all eyes is on American Singer and former member of defunct group, The New Edition, Bobby Brown, for allegedly causing the death of his ex-wife Whitney Houston.
Believe it or not, it's been comfirmed! 80s R and B musical group, The New Edition, are being expected in Nigeria next month, March in a high profile concert being put together by an organization called R28 Events.
Confirming his intention to be in Nigeria and Africa for the first time ever, Bobby Brown in an audio statement released over the week hinted "We’ll be rocking the stage live in Nigeria on March 9 and 11. Don’t you dare miss it".
Brown who has always been accused of negatively influencing, music diva, late Whitney Houston ever since getting married to her, for a couple of days now has been under serious global criticism by fans of the diva who are convinced that, were it not for him, Whitney might still be alive. Bobby who had a "bad boy" reputation is believed to have introduced Whitney to cocaine to which the latter became a junky.
The big-budget concerts, scheduled to hold in Lagos and Port Harcourt will be co-headlined by top Nigerian stars 2face Idibia, Banky W, Duncan Mighty, Modenine, and eLDee.
"Music fans who appreciate the quality of good musical performances will be thrilled by the collection of the finest musicians we are putting together, this is a concert you don’t want to miss", said Gbolahan Balogun of R28 Events in a statement released over the week.
In the 80s and 90s, leader of New Edition, Bobby Brown had this larger than life attitude and lifestyle that endeared him to many music fans and happening individuals in Nigerian and all over the world. The singer had was so popular that his hairstyle became a trend at the period.
Some music enthusiasts and lovers of oldschool in particular that CelebGist spoke with could not count their joy as they hope to relive the good old days of New Edition , and see the charismatic Bobby Brown himself perform on stage live. The New Edition is made up of talented acts such as Ralph Tresvant, Michael Bivins, Ricky Bell, Ron DeVoe, Bobby Brown, and Johnny Gill.