ENTERTAINMENT executive, Abisagboola Oluseun John aka Bankuli has commended the Nigerian youths for using social media as a tool to inform the world on happenings in the country but urged them to do more by involving in politics.
The Artists and Repertoire manager (A&R) made this known in a recent interview on Instagram live. He said, “We have one very important power which we refused to understand, we have social media when I mean social media, we talk of Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat every other stuff what we young people do on those platforms is that we only use that to only amuse ourselves, we flex with our hairstyle, we flex with dancing, music but I am happy that we have come to understand how important social media power is, now that we understand what it is, the next phase for every country in Africa youths that is eligible to vote is for them to get involved in politics when I mean get involved in politics I mean make sure you can vote in your country. Let us use the same way we have been able to communicate with this social media power, we have used that as well to organize ourselves in each country,” Bankuli said.
Continuing, he said, “Look at what is going on now, we have been able to use this social media power that we have to expose the corruption of different government, we have used this same social media power to explain to the world what is happening inside our country which they know about, don’t be shocked they know about it but because of the kind of stupid government we have in most country’s they have been able to suppress most of those voices but now they don’t understand, they are still analog and we are digital and guess what we have an example, the example is that we see what is happening in the United State of America, how people have been able to use social media to organize themselves. I don’t need to speak to you to know what you want, you want a better life, you want a decent life, you don’t want your human right to be trampled upon. So what Nigerians did was we said enough is enough I did not speak to anybody, I did not sit down and have any communication but we have the same problem, we are being marginalized, our voices are not heard so what we need to do is to use that social media power that we have, let us begin to put all those strengths together, go back to your country make sure you can vote if all young people come together with their voting cards imagine what we can do, the same way we have this social media power. Youths need to be involved in governance, this is not the season where we would just come and be dancing TikTok you know, Snapchat, or just dance. No, we can do all that but we must get involved because our parents are old, they can’t fight this fight, we have the energy,” said Bankuli.
Bankulli is also a singer, songwriter, and Grammy nominee. He worked on Beyonce’s The Lion King: The gift album and has assisted record labels and artists facilitate grand networking in the Nigerian entertainment industry.