The Pop Stars That Swayed Nigeria’s Political Change

A roundup of how Nigeria's pop stars reacted to General Muhammadu Buhari's win and the landslide victory for All Progressives Congress


Yemi Alade

In the run up to state-level elections that concluded last week, a few Naija entertainers put their talents to work. Backing APC's Akinwunmi Ambode for the governor’s seat in Lagos State, pop songstress Yemi Alade’s Juju-inspired song “Gbobo Wa La Leko,” (Yoruba for "We all own Lagos"), was a permanent fixture on radio stations across the region. Last week’s election results report that the APC unseated the PDP, tipping political might away from the only party that has been in power ever since Nigeria’s return to democratic rule in 1999.

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