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  • Updated: December 28, 2022

Why I Have Avoided Getting Into Politics — Actor Nkem Owoh

Popular Nollywood actor Nkem Owoh has revealed why he has refused requests to get involved in the nation's politics.

Speaking in a recent chat with Midweek Entertainment, the Battle On Buka Street star described himself as a fearless person who chooses to make people happy rather than dabble in politics.

Owoh shared that he does not want to be infected with the disease that comes with getting involved with politics and he has opted to remain at the flank.

 “I will just go and vote. I have tried to reject Nigerian politics in its entirety even though I know there are still some good people inside the polity, but the system is like a diseased mesh.

Nkem Owoh

“People have tried to draw me into politics but I know that if I put my head into it, I will be infected with the disease and I don’t want it.

"So, I prefer to stay at the flank. The country will become better when we have reasonable leadership in all directions. And soon it is going to come because I can see the rumples.

“My neck cannot carry it (politics). The thing is, I like where I can smile; you see that I am smiling and you are smiling.

"Also, I travel and move out alone as I am not afraid of anything.

"If I were to be in politics, I would have probably gotten to the height where I would be afraid and I don’t want to be afraid", he stated.

Dishing further, the veteran added that the industry is plagued by a lack of finance and recognition by lawmakers but that the trajectory has changed as policymakers have started recognising Nollywood and its players.

“The film industry, and the entertainment industry generally, you don’t see quarrels between them but go to the political field and you will see the mesh.

“Generally, in the film industry today we have the problem of finance and the problem of recognition by policymakers.

"But now, the policymakers know us because we contribute to the GDP of the country.

"The policymakers are now looking into this direction knowing that this is one of the sources of making money apart from oil.”

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