Veteran Nollywood actor Jide Kosoko has urged the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to appoint an entertainer into his cabinet if he wins the 2019 election.
Kosoko led entertainers, including Sound Sultan, Wasiu Alabi (Pasuma), Daddy Showkey, on a solidarity visit to the APC candidate on Thursday.
It was learned that the creative industry professionals used their visit to present some of the challenges plaguing the sector.
The entertainers identified security, access to public buildings such as hospitals, schools, airport, police station, military barracks and other permits as some of the operational issues they struggle with while shooting movies and music videos in Lagos.
“We have very highly educated people among us and I want to charge you to appoint one of us into your government when you win the election by the grace of God,” Kosoko said.
“If we had one of us in your government he or she will represent us and our interests well. We are for you and APC in Lagos and we will support you to win this election,” the veteran actor told Sanwo-Olu.
Other members of the delegation from the film industry include Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello), Ebun Oloyede (Olaiya Igwe), Taiwo Hassan (Ogogo), Rachael Oniga, Yinka Qadri, Lanre Hassan (Mama Awero), Chico Ejiro, Fred Amata, Muka Ray, Sola Kosoko, Ik Ogbonna, Alex Ekubo, Femi Branch, Iyabo Ojo, Ayo Badmus, and Lilian Bach.
Musicians and comedians among them include Owen G, Sound Sultan, Ozzy Bosco, Muma Gee, Olisa Adibua and MC Lively.