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To Vote or Not to Vote?

Name : Alani Adenle Occupation: Jameson brand Ambassador,  creative fashion consultant Age: 31 How do you find living in Nigeria: Eye opening. Are you voting this year: Yes I will be voting. Why: We are the country’s future and for the country’s future, I will vote. This is the only time you have the chance to make your voice count . Who are you voting for: I believe there’s no other candidate right now  that could do a better job than Buhari. We Nigerians are looking for a miracle, we just need to be patient, Rome wasn’t build in a day.
I could proudly say this is one of Nigeria’s President that is strongly against corruption and he believes in making our own stuff. Have you seen the numbers of farms we have now? Why don’t we go back to our old fashioned ways where we really take pride in who we are and what we do as Nigerians. Most Nigerians believe if it’s not foreign, It’s not good enough. If we have ten’s of Buhari’s in major political post in Nigeria today, we will get the change we are looking for. He is working and with time you guys will get to see it. What are you hoping the next president will accomplish to enable Nigeria flourish: This might sound really basic and so simple but I want light. Power 24/7. With light we will get more done in Nigeria, we will be able to produce more. So many companies moved out of Nigeria simply because there’s no power. A man in the dark has no sense of direction. Shut your eyes for a min and you might get the sense of what I’m talking about . First thing first Light, and the rest will fall in place

Photography: Isabella Agbaje


Name: Jess Chibueze or “Jess Finesse” Occupation: Digital Marketing Strategist, Mino Music and occasional model Age: 25 How do you find living in Nigeria: Love it. Moving back has been one of the greatest life choicesI’ve made. What are you hoping the next president will accomplish to enable Nigeria flourish: I hope whoever they vote for will finally give a damn about the country and its citizens. A president who still has empathy towards humanity because to me, that’s what the our political leadership lacks: they don’t care about human life. Or maybe they don’t know how to rule over millions of people, so it may not be empathy they’re missing, but lack of ability to carry make decisions that will better the people they govern. I don’t know. Are you voting in 2019: No. BUT, I admire the people who have carried the burden to educate people like myself on the importance of voting. Unfortunately, I fall under the demographic of people who believe that no matter who you vote for, the country will remain in shambles. I used to believe that international intervention to help Nigeria was the answer, but after using majority of my junior and senior year in university to protest and lobby for more transparency in Nigerian government, from engaging in the global #BringBackOurGirls movement in 2014, and partaking in human rights investigative research in Nigeria, I don’t think international intervention is the answer either.  I don’t believe that I’m informed enough to vote for the next Nigerian President either, despite the research I’ve done on some of the aspiring candidates. I won’t lie, the research hasn’t been extensive because of my bias towards government, and every time a new story pops up to discredit a candidate, trying to find a good one out of all the mess becomes overwhelming… As of right now, I don’t have my PVC and honestly didn’t feel convicted enough to get one because of my overall lack of faith in Nigerian politics. So I couldn’t even vote, even if I wanted to. Photography: Isabella Agbaje