Senator Ben Murray-Bruce (PDP-Bayelsa East) has advised the federal government to use Nollywood to promote the country.
The media mogul explained that if he was the president he would have used “emotionally mature Nollywood stars, like Omotola and RMD as ambassadors to African/Caribbean.”
The lawmaker made this known in a series of tweets on Saturday on his Twitter page.
Murray-Bruce wrote: “Nigeria is not a popular nation. We are famous, but we are not popular. However, Nollywood and Nigerian artists are popular. What we must do is to use Nollywood and Nigerian artists to perform a PR surgery by transferring their popularity and credibility to Nigeria as a nation.
“If I were President, I would send emotionally mature Nollywood stars, Like Omotola and RMD as ambassadors to African/Caribbean nations. Over time, such stars will make the Black world have a positive opinion of Nigeria helping us fulfill our role as unifier of the Black Race.
“Once we spread Nigerian culture across the Black diaspora, the next thing is that Nigerian businesses like the Dangote Group, Glo, Forte oil, Zenith Bank and UBA will go and conquer the business space s d deprive European and Asian businesses of their monopoly in those nations.
“That is how Coca Cola, Pepsi, Levi Jeans and Western Union, became worldwide brands. America first got us to fall in love with @taylorswift13. Then they got her to drink @CocaCola on TV. Next thing, you and I started to like Coke. Transfer of credibility from Swift to Coke.”