Mercy Johnson: I’ll vote Tuface if he runs for president


Mercy Johnson, a Nigerian actress, says she’ll vote Innocent Idibia, Afropop singer better known as Tuface or 2Baba, if he runs for president.

She disclosed this to Goldmyne — weeks after her new movie ‘Legend of Inikpi‘ had hit the cinema — while responding to questions on who she will vote for if Dbanj, veteran Afrobeats singer, and 2Baba both ran for office of the president.

Narrating the latter’s encounter with Prince Okojie, her husband, the talented actress described the singer as one who has a “contagious personality” that rubs off on people with whom he associates.

“He’s an example of what we should be like, even after tasting wealth. He’s somebody everyone should emulate when it comes to humility and humanity. Every time I meet him, I pick something,” she said.

“My husband was impressed when he met him, that thing that has you nod your head and say ‘that’s a legit example.’ He’s going to change lots of things that people would be forced to emulate him.

“He has this contagious personality that, when you see him, you ask yourself how he remains humble after achieving so much, such wealth, such personality, such talents.”

Tuface, 44, had in 2018, declared his interest in running for a political office, although he neither specified what political platform he would opt for nor what level he would be pursuing.

A year before his declaration, the multiple award-winning crooner had called for a nationwide protest against policies implemented by President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Even as his activism had come long before talks about his political career, Tuface had further described Nigeria’s system as a “total joke,” adding that “criminals” had hijacked the country.

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