Top 5 Nigerian celebrities running for election in 2023.

The 2023 general elections will be remembered as one of the most talked-about in Nigeria’s history since its democratization in 1999.

Nigerian movie stars Tonto Dikeh and Carolyn Hutchings

As is customary, numerous Nigerian celebrities have entered the contest for various elected offices in the upcoming elections.

Some have withdrawn, while others hope they will be successful on election day.

Today’s listicle will look at five Nigerian celebrities that will need your votes in the next elections.

1. Tonto Dikeh

The governorship candidate of ADC, Tonte Ibraye and his deputy, Tonto Dikeh

Tonto Dikeh, the most controversial personality in modern Nigeria, is attempting to reverse that perception.

The actor will run as the African Democratic Congress (ADCdeputy )’s governorship candidate in Rivers State. Tonye Ibraye, the party’s gubernatorial candidate, was the first to announce her selection as his running partner in June 2022.

2. Carolyn Hutchings

Carolyn Hutchings is unquestionably one of the most famous movie stars from this region. After a successful acting career, the mother of three made a splash on reality television in 2021.



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While still reveling in the thrill of her resurrected fame and profession, the actress launched her candidacy for public office.

Hutchings will be the African Action Congress (AAC) deputy governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom State.

3. Banky W

Bankole Wellington
Bankole Wellington

Bankole Wellington, also known as Banky W, is no stranger to politics. In 2019, he stood for the House of Representatives but was defeated by Ibrahim Obanikoro.

The singer declared in April 2022 that he will give it another attempt. After a contentious primary and a rerun, the musician emerged triumphant and wants to be elected to represent the people of Eti-Osa in the National Assembly’s green chambers.

4. Funke Akindele

Lagos PDP governorship candidate, Dr. Abdulaziz Olajide Adediran aka Jandor, and his running mate Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele was still embroiled in a contentious divorce battle with her former husband, JJC Skillz, when rumors of her political ambitions began to circulate. It didn’t take long for posters of movie actor and People’s Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate Olajide Adediran, also known as Jandor, to circulate on social media.
The actress confirmed that she will be Jandor’s running companion in July 2022. Akindele stated that she chose to accept the mandate in order to assist women and promote the well-being of youngsters and girls.

“I viewed it as a chance to assist liberate and enhance the well-being of our people, particularly underprivileged youngsters, women, and girls,” she explained.

5. Desmond Elliot

Desmond Elliot
Desmond Elliot

Desmond Elliot is the government’s longest-serving celebrity politician. The actor initially entered politics in 2014, when he stood for the Lagos State House of Assembly on the platform of the All Progressives Congress. He ran for and was elected to the Surulere Constituency.

In 2019, he ran and won again. The actor is standing for the same seat in the next general election and expects to win.

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