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
In Africa’s most closely watched election to date, key issues were corruption and economic inequality in oil-rich Nigeria. But above all the biggest concern was the security crisis, and Boko Haram’s violent reign of terror made voters reconsider, rally and then elect former iron-fisted military head of state Muhammadu Buhari on the All Progressives Congress (APC) party ticket. Rapper Olamide came out early in full support of Buhari and his running mate Yemi Osinbajo with the songs “APC ese (Thank you)” and “The Change We Want”. He also collaborated with APC supporter and Fuji legend King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal (Kwam 1) on the feel-good track “State of the Nation."