Yes, it is an era of celebrities being endorsed by political parties, and they in turn show their support by singing for the parties' candidates in the coming elections.
Just like Olamide, who sang a song proclaiming the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Rtd Gen Buhari, and his running mate, Prof Yemi Osibanjo, as the change that Nigeria truly needs. Music stars Yemi Alade, Flavour, Banky W, Dammy Krane and rappers M.I. and Ice Prince have also followed suit. The seven superstars have taken the bull by the horns to proclaim their love for the APC Lagos state gubernatorial candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode.
In the 3 minutes 42 seconds video you could see how they joyfully danced and sang to the song which could be mistaken for another hit from one of them. But when listened to carefully, the chant of 'ambo, o Eko sese bere nio, ambo' (we are coming, Lagos is just starting) it is clear the song is actually a political campaign song.
The fusion of the Yoruba and Igbo languages indicates the kind of target audience the song is meant for. You start nodding your head to the 'Gbogbo wa la'leko' (Lagos is for everybody) tune before you get jerked back back to life when you hear the last statement imploring the listener to vote for Ambode.
Watch the exciting video below:
Just recently, in order to show support for President Jonathan, who is bidding for re-election as the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, the n star popularly called Afrocandy made a music video.