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“It’s not enough for us to protest…it is important for us to join governance” – Actress & Politician Funke Adesiyan says to 2Baba



A couple of days ago music star 2Baba made a call for a nationwide protest which was backed up by many other Stars like Yemi Alade, Davido, Burna Boy, Olamide and more, with Nigerians also showing their eagerness to step out and protest about the current government.

2Baba later made it clear that he had not initiated the protest and rather he was giving voice, through his platform, to a message he had received.

Last night Nollywood actress turned politician Funke Adesiyan took to Instagram to share her thoughts on the organized protest.

According to her, it is no longer enough to protest, but to also join  governance and make a change.

Here’s what she shared:


  1. Teecee

    January 27, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Madam, we cant all be politicians and it doesn’t mean we do not deserve good governance. If we all govern, who will entertain etc? Let those that are there do the needful and stop been tools for the devil!

    • fleur

      January 28, 2017 at 3:35 am

      Exactly. No more need be said.

  2. Yahoo

    January 27, 2017 at 8:39 am

    How!, woman?. You ain’t got the answers, woman!. (in Kanye’s voice)

  3. misi

    January 27, 2017 at 8:48 am

    My Question is how can I join a political party?!… I’m interested!..

  4. Chic

    January 27, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Is it because you had someone to sponsor you?
    We all can’t all contest elections BTW. Meanwhile, you that is actively involved what have you done?? Never even heard about you till now. A peaceful protest is just to let the people in power and the world know that we are not happy with our leaders, and their methods of governance. We can’t sit in our houses and watch things happen, while the media aides grant interviews to say Nigerians are happy, and are not complaining. So madam, it is just a peaceful protest, to show that we can’t be neglected. We are part of the government, and should be treated as such. The masses should be put into consideration in decision making.

  5. bree

    January 27, 2017 at 9:08 am

    abeg!!! we will Protest! it is a peaceful protest, it is our own way of getting involved in governance. Thank you aunty.

    • Abi

      January 27, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      Honestly, I agree with her. All the Fuel subsidy protest(occupy naija) and co, what has happened after those protest? Truth is if you ever attend a hearing at the senate or get the opportunity to seat with these politicians, then you will understand what she meant by “”talking to a dead horse”. Youth arise and take over…..Please be more active in politics if its u can than on social media. Nigerian youths im talking to you all.

  6. Ogs beauty box

    January 27, 2017 at 9:14 am

    She’s right..not everyone should run for office but there are some of us who are passionate enough about the state of the nation to do something about who just sit there and think it’s too difficult.we need to inspire people and aspire to do great things for this great nation and her people

    • Sisi

      January 27, 2017 at 12:29 pm

      This is the point – if you have the passion and desire to actually do something tangible, different, positive, profitable for the nation then she is talking to you. Not the same useless recycled grandads and their children everytime or APC/PDP. The constitution and electoral act need amending to allow for INDEPENDENT candidates. Of course you need the cash money, but with rise of social media it’s definitely possible to reach a wider audience for support.

  7. Ogs beauty box

    January 27, 2017 at 9:14 am


  8. keke driver

    January 27, 2017 at 9:23 am

    But this is a step in the right direction nau…. This one too is an actress???

  9. Funke, some us do not want to be into the day to day running of government. Protesting is our own way of getting involve and expressing our dissatisfaction about the economy.

    January 27, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Funke, some us do not want to be into the day to day running of government. Protesting is our own way of getting involve and expressing our dissatisfaction about the economy.

    • A Real Nigerian

      January 27, 2017 at 11:32 am

      Did you fill in the email box with “Funke, some us do not want to be into the day to day running of government. Protesting is our own way of getting involve and expressing our dissatisfaction about the economy” too??

    • #Proudnigerian

      January 27, 2017 at 12:36 pm


  10. pita

    January 27, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Mbok… do ur own bit nd allow us do ours!! dunno why u never bothered telling us abt this ur mega brain wave until now!

  11. Omoté

    January 27, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Auntie Funke this is why we are doing a peaceful protest;
    JANUARY 2016
    10kg of rice-#2400
    5litre groundnut oil-#1500
    4litre palm oil-#1600
    1paint rubber of garri-#300
    A crate of eggs-#650
    A pack of knorr-#300
    A loaf of bread-#200
    1kg sugar-#200
    JANUARY 2017
    10kg rice-#5500
    5litre groundnut oil-#4000
    4litre palm oil-#3000
    1 paint rubber of garri-#850
    A crate of eggs-#1200
    A pack of knorr-#500
    A loaf of bread-#350
    1kg sugar-#450
    Auntie I hope with these few reasons you are now convinced on why we are doing a peaceful protest?

  12. Protest we shall, albeit a peaceful one but with purpose…we are tired of change, we want growth.

  13. Dami

    January 27, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Let’s get involved in our own way. Protest is more practical and realistic at this point. Much respect to 2baba again.
    Joining politics in Naija is not the best way for change because the system is too embedded, rigged in corruption. Funke, maybe if you can list the change you’ve been able to accomplish or the steps you implemented to make the change happen.

    Otherwise, it’s the same ball game of joining, enriching your pocket, having politicians sponsor you and you are there doing absolutely nothing to make a positive difference. Infact, you become part of the problem.

  14. Viv Law

    January 27, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Well done Funke for taking part in politics.
    All the best using your role to bring about change, I know it can’t be easy to do so in Nigeria.

    That said, I don’t believe you should shut down other peoples methods of trying to bring about positive change. Go about it your way and let others do what they can to change Nigeria. That is the most important thing is positive change!

  15. Iris

    January 27, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    I hope she is an effective politician sha. How can everybody be a politician? People should address social issues in a way that they are passionate about.

  16. Funmi

    January 27, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Couple of days ago I was thinking about this lady Funke Adesiyan that I’ve not heard of her in resent time. I didn’t realised you are now into politics now. I am so pleased with your challenge. This is the time for us to get involved as you challenge out youths. To buttress your point my sister ‘Politics becomes dirty the moment we left it in the hands of dirty people’. Please my beloved Nigerian let us join hand and get involved and take away the politics from the hands of dirty people. We can do it if we set our mind to it………God bless Nigeria and Nigerian.

  17. pheberry

    January 27, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    She never said protesting is wrong. She said its not enough! And she’s right!

  18. Marian

    January 27, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Once someone proposes a different idea we turn it into a competition of mine is better without digesting the point or points raised.

    People talking about they’ve never heard of her, do yall know the name of your local reps?

    Someone is proposing an action plan and instead of supporting or coming up with more creative ideas una dey there talking about “this one too is an actress” rara, footballer ni.

    • saide

      January 27, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      i fink i missed d “action” plan

  19. Ethio

    January 27, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Organising a protest is a start, at least. All these Nigerian yeyebrities can bring to the table so far has been to post pictures on IG and go for vacations in soho or show off their brand ambassadorship on social media or sing praises of corrupt leaders during elections after being paid heavy sums… The point is, let the audible voices speak sense more. For example genevieve nnaji is quick to show sympathy for Nice, Orlando and etc but has never said a word about herdsmen killings and why the government has kept quiet, or why 16 year old girls are getting married in the north and a lot of other anomalies these people should lead us on to speak against

  20. tunmi

    January 28, 2017 at 4:34 am

    You can always start at the local levels

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