We are currently in the political season where the political parties are organizing there the primary election to select the flag bearer for each elective seats ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Politicians employ some musical artists to entertain and pull the crowd to there rally ground to favor their candidates.
Most of the rallies now look like the venue of a music concert like that of PDP’s Osun State Mega Rally.
Any political party considering having a rally, below are five artists who have the ability to draw a massive turnout to your campaign ground.
1. K1 De Ultimate
There are musicians and there are praise singers, one name that fits into both shoes perfectly has to be the King of Fuji himself, K1 De Ultimate.
The official artist on the train of the APC for many years has proven that his loyalty is tied to the party leader and at his, every call will his music be crafted.
K1 at rallies is a delight to watch, the way he engages the crowd hypes the candidate and create songs around the name of the person that almost always becomes an anthem is one of the reasons why he remains active today.
He enjoys a large following, especially in the western part of the country and his influence can actually swing a couple of votes in the direction of his preferred candidate.
The Popstar Wizkid has a massive fan base across the globe and he has most in his country which has gained him brand ambassadors from the top multinational company bought home and abroad.
Although the singer has not featured in a political campaign if employed in this coming election season am sure his going to command a massive crowd.
Remember when the StarBoy Boss Wizkid defeated American Rapper Jay-Z to win the International MOBO Awards. Some politicians like the former president Atiku Abubakar and the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo send him a congratulatory message.
The DMW Boss Davido has always cut the frame of one that will be involved in politics at some point in his career, especially as he comes from a family filled with politicians and officeholders.
With the way he pulled the crowd at the NYSC Camp in Lagos and even set the Nigerian Social Media on frenzy has shown he has the ability to pull the crowd on campaign ground.
In 2015, he publicly threw his weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari on the APC train, but with his Uncle, Senator Ademola Adeleke vying for the position of the Governor of Osun State, Davido proved that indeed blood is thicker than water, switching allegiance and pulling all the stops to support the bid.
First, he cut short his tour of the United States the week before the elections, then he joined in the campaign train riding openly through various cities in the state, attracting a large crowd who had gathered to catch a glimpse of the superstar they had only ever seen on their TV screens.
Then his social media handles were like a watchdog, monitoring the elections and seeking votes for the senator. Even though his Uncle fell short at the reruns, Davido had ensured that his role will forever be remembered and his influence appraised for bringing something different to the political landscape.
The YBNL boss was the biggest beneficiary of the ruling party in Lagos during the 2015 elections.
Olamide performed at almost every campaign ground where Governor Akinwunmi Ambode touched, in fact, the two formed a father to son bond that had Olamide singing his praises in a number of his songs with the single, ‘I Love Lagos’ dedicated to showcasing the strides and achievements of the governor in his first year of office.
5. Duncan Mighty
The Port Harcourt first son Duncan Mighty may have shied away from Lagos, the home of mainstream music, but he definitely has never strayed too far away from politics on the local scene.
In March 2011, Duncan Mighty joined the campaign train of then Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi, when he also organized a celebrity ‘Youth Endorsement Concert’ in Port Harcourt.
These days, Duncan Mighty pitches camp with the present Governor, Nyesom Wike, one he calls a fan and with his career enjoying a glorious revival, Duncan is the name that everyone who seeks to conquer the South-South will be running to for support.
6. Saheed Osupa
Another Fuji musican that has the talent to praise and endorse a candidate is Dr. Saheed Osupa he has the lyrical content to entertain crowd o political ground.
He proved the ability in Osun State in 2010 and 2014 when he campaigns for Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola at his first and second mega rally and he eventually emerges as the winner.
He also pulled massive crowd has he campaign for Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan but lost to the current president.
Saheed Osupa has a lot of fans from the South side of the country which can boost candidates’ chance of winning.
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