Seyi Awolowo of BBNaija: I could go into politics.

Former Big Brother Naija reality show housemate, Seyi Awolowo, has disclosed plans to venture into politics.

Seyi said this when discussing the expectations society has of him due to his status as “Awolowo’s child.”

The 33-year-old reality personality is the grandson of chief Obafemi Awolowo, a well-known politician and nationalist from Nigeria who was instrumental in the country’s struggle for independence.

On May 9, 1987, Awolowo passed away in his birthplace of Ikenne, Ogun State, at the age of 78.

As the 20th grandchild of Awolowo, Seyi said in an interview on Channels TV’s “The Morning Brief” on Tuesday that the present state of affairs in the nation may encourage him to pursue a career in politics.

“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.

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