- Nigerian media personality, Latasha Nwugbe, recently shared her thoughts on people pressuring celebrities on social media
- The TV girl said that being a celebrity does not make them an activist
- Latasha continued that people should not automatically assign their collective future to a famous face just because they like them
Popular Nigerian media personality, Latasha Nwugbe, recently took to her Instagram page to speak on the unrealistic things people expect from celebrities just because they are famous.
The past few weeks in Nigeria have no doubt been filled with pressing issues and a number of celebrities had to listen to cries of their fans and lend their voices to the cause, particularly during the EndSARS protests.
TV personality, Latasha, said that celebrities are not automatically activists and that being an influencer does not make a person a politician.
Explaining further, the media girl added that people should be careful not to assign their collective future to these celebs just because they are liked. Latasha also said that celebs can be agents of change but not necessarily the one to take them to the promise land.
The TV personality also explained further in the caption of her post. In her words:
“TYPO: *Deliver us TO the promised land*
"Stop outsourcing your critical thinking, thought process and common sense to people who excel at things that are NOT your area of expertise- such as singing, dancing, acting, playing football, comedy etc and in the same vein, because our favorite celeb means well doesn’t not mean immediate qualification to lead in politics and such.
"Unless they have been through the process of learning about governance, politics or have been working their way up from the grassroots etc they, just like you, are people also looking for answers for a better Nigeria. They have influence, followers in the thousands and millions but that’s about it.
"There are a lot of things that can get done using the power and influence of celebrity but for the most part, without a true vision, most celebrities are at best community mobilizers.
"Edit: In addition to everything I’ve said, you’re putting undue pressure on someone who just wants to make music without the pressure for them to speak on what they really don’t know or have answers for. It doesn’t mean they don’t support the movement but some celebrities just want to show up and be led by a LEADER just like you and I.”
See her post below:
In other similar news, Legit.ng reported that actress, Mary Remmy Njoku, took to her Twitter page to tell fans to lower the expectations they had from celebrities.
According to her, they are not superhumans and stardom could not remove the natural stupidity in some humans.
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