Entertainers are going into politics for money – Clarion Chukwurah


9ice, Desmond Elliot, Kate Henshaw, Kenneth
Okonkwo are a few of Nigerian entertainers who
have gone into politics and actress Clarion
Chukwurah thinks its because of money.
Speaking exclusively to Punch , Clarion said a lot
of these entertainers want to go into politics
because they are not making that much money
from their vocations.
“The motive of those who are embracing
partisan politics is purely monetary. Let us
call a spade a spade. If you tell me that
you want to go into politics to serve the
people, I would want to look at your record
first. I want to see what you have done to
better the lives of the people in your
immediate community. How many
boreholes have you sunk in the community?
How many hours of community service
have you given for free over the last four or
five years? How well are you known as
somebody who yearns for improvement in
social development?”
Clarion also criticized the leadership of the AGN.
Ibinabo Fiberesima was re-elected AGN president
“I said earlier that I wanted to take charge
of the AGN because I saw that those who
were running the body lacked the
experience necessary to turn it around and
to change the face of the film industry. It
was clear that those in charge had not real
agenda for the guild and they didn’t know
what to do to turn it around.
“Also, I observed that some people already
felt that being in charge was the same
thing as being in a position to hobnob with
top politicians in the corridors of power and
to get money from various interest groups
in the country. And there was so much
desperation on the part of the leadership of
the guild to hold on to power because they
see their position as a platform to make