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Timi Dakolo Replies Those Criticizing Him For Performing At Atiku’s Presidential Declaration

Timi Dakolo has come under fire for performing at Atiku’s presidential declaration.

Nigerian singer, Timi Dakolo has replied those criticizing him for performing at the presidential declaration of a former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar.

Timi Dakolo Replies Those Criticizing Him For Performing At Atiku’s Presidential Declaration

Timi Dakolo Performs For Atiku

KanyiDaily had reported that Atiku officially declared his intention to contest in the 2023 presidential election at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja on Wednesday.

Dakolo was one of the musicians who graced the event where he thrilled the guests with a colourful performance of his hit song ‘Great Nation’.

Sharing a video clip of the musician’s performance, Atiku wrote: “The unity song by @timidakolo. One people. One future. One country. #OneNigeria #AtikuDeclaration.”

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Timi Dakolo Replies Critics

Dakolo has been under fire on social media since Atiku posted the video of his performance, with many Nigerians slamming him for attending the event despite his staunch criticism of the political elite of the country.

Amid the wave of criticism, an Instagram user posted a screenshot of the video with a caption saying Dakolo is “endorsing PDP’s Atiku due to hunger”.

The user wrote, “Hunger is a real Bastard!!! They have started singing in political rallies. Timi Dakolo is live at Abuja international conference center singing and endorsing PDP’s Atiku. Let it be known that Timi Dakolo endorsed Atiku.”

Reacting in the comment section of the post, Timi Dakolo justified his action by saying: “I will sing and collect bread, my guy. If it pains you well well, go sing your own.

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Timi Dakolo Replies Those Criticizing Him For Performing At Atiku’s Presidential Declaration

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Below are what some Nigerians had to say:

 

This comes a few days after some former Super Eagles players were also lambasted for honouring the invitation to play a charity match to celebrate the 70th birthday of Bola Tinubu, the presidential aspirant with All Progressives Congress (APC).

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