Seyi Awolowo, a former contestant on the reality show Big Brother Naija, has expressed his intentions to enter into politics.
During a discussion about societal expectations placed on him as the child of “Awolowo,” Seyi, who is 33 years old, revealed his desire to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
Chief Awolowo was a prominent figure in Nigeria’s fight for independence and passed away at the age of 78 in his hometown of Ikenne, Ogun state, on May 9, 1987.
Seyi, who is the 20th grandchild of Chief Awolowo, mentioned during an interview on Channels TV’s ‘The Morning Brief’ that the current state of affairs in the country may tempt him to pursue a political career.
“To be honest, I would have loved not to get into politics but with the way it seems in the country, I might have to. I would just have liked to enjoy and be on the backbone of entertainment.
“But I have a family that I’m looking forward to growing in this country, I’m not trying to ‘japa’. I want them to experience Nigeria the way I experienced Nigeria.
“You know being able to enjoy the full 36 states, go anywhere you want to, interact with other tribes. Just be a Nigerian in your country and not be limited to certain conditions and policies that can change at any time in foreign country.
“Since I was a child. People were always telling me that as an Awolowo child, this is how I was supposed to be, that I was always supposed to read books like my grandfather. A lot of older people always said that to me,” he said.