5 Nollywood Actressses That Have Once Contested For Political Posts (Photos)

1. Funke Adesiyan

Funke Adesiyan is a Nigerian actress and politician.

Renowned for her exceptional and intriguing role in Yoruba movies, Funke once contested for a senatorial seat at the Oyo State House of Assembly to represent Ibadan South East under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party.

2. Rita Daniels

Rita Daniels is a Nigerian actress, entrepreneur, and politician. She debuted her professional career in nollywood several years ago and has since appeared in many movies.

Three years ago, Rita contested for Vice President of Actors Guide of Nigeria, South-South, Nigeria.

3. Muma Gee

Gift Iyumame Eke, professionally known by her stage name Muma Gee, is a Nigerian actress, singer, television personality, and politician. She has starred in quite an impressively long list of Nigerian films, including Last Dance, Solid Affection, Secret Code, and The Code.

Seven years ago, Eke contested for a seat in the federal House of Representatives to represent the Ahoada East constituency in Rivers State. However, she was eventually defeated at the federal election by Betty Apiafi, a PDP candidate who has been representing the constituency since 2006.

4. Onyeka Onwenu

Onyeka Onwenu is a Nigerian actress, human right activist, and politician.

A winner of the 2006 African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in the movie, Widow's Cot, Onwenu twice contested unsucesfully for a political post of the Local Council Chairman of her local government, Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State.

5. Bukky Wright

Bukky Wright is a Nigerian actress and politician.

She has acted in various nollywood films of Yoruba and English languages. Seven years ago, Bukky contested for Senator in Ogun State House of Representatives under the umbrella of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

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