Popular Nigerian entertainment guru and businessman, Pascal Chibuike popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest had been trending online lately after he got a political from the Imo state government as the Special Adviser on Social media and social events management.
The trend involved people talking about how Nigerian youths are trying to be part of politics lately. However, this is not the first time the youth or a celebrity has been involved with political appointments.
In this article, I will be sharing with you 9 popular Nigerian celebrities who have landed themselves good political appointments in Nigeria before the age of 36.
1. Mercy Johnson: Popular Nigerian actress, Mercy Johnson has been involved in political appointments right from the age of 32 in 2017. In 2017, she got a political appointment as the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, on entertainment, arts, and culture.
2. White Money: Last year Winner of Bbnaija season 6, Hazel Onyeze Onou, popularly known as White Money has also got a political appointment following his successful mission in the big brother Naija show.
The Enugu state government led by his Excellency, Mr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi appointed him as Ambassador of Enugu State in Creative Arts at the age of 29.
3. Ini Edo: The Akwa Ibom state government appointed the beautiful actress as the special assistant to the governor on culture and tourism in 2016.
She got the appointment at the age of 34 and had it renewed with her signature last year by the state government.
4. Trikytee: Big Brother Naija finalist, Trikytee has also bagged himself a political appointment from the Bayelsa state government in 2020.
The state government appointed the 36 years old as the Senior Special Assistant to the governor after his eviction from the big brother Naija house.
5. Nengi: Big Brother Naija finalist, Nengi has also bagged himself a political appointment from the Bayelsa state government.
After her eviction from the big brother Naija house, she was appointed by the state government as the Senior Special Assistant on Girl Child Development at the age of 22.
6. Laycon: Big Brother Naija winner, Olamilekan Agbeleshe popularly known as Laycon has also bagged a political appointment at the age of 26.
After his successful stay in the house of big brother, he was appointed by the Ogun State government as the youth ambassador by Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun.
7. Inyanya: 35 years old popular Nigerian musician, Inyanya has also tasted a political appointment in the last quarter of 2021. The talented singer was appointed as the Senior Special Assistant on Tourism and Entertainment to the Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade.
8. Ubi Franklin: 35 years old Talent manager and entertainment guru, Franklin was appointed as the special adviser on tourism by Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state.
9. Zubby Michael: Popular Nigerian actor, Zubby Michael has also gotten a political appointment from the Anambra State government under the leadership of Mr. Willie Obiano.
At the age of 34, he was appointed as the special adviser on media to the ruling governor of Anambra State, Nigeria.