When Tony Tetuila of the defunct pop group Remedies announced his intention to run in the forthcoming general elections in 2015, people greeted his boldness.
At least, as another entertainer, shedding the bling-bling garb of entertainment to make himself useful to his people of Irepodun Local Government of Kwara State at the Kwara State House of Assembly.
But when the part-blond, part-black haired musician came up with his campaign poster, which some said looked more like a promotional poster for a forthcoming music concert rather than a political poster, doubts began to creep in about seriousness of his intent and his state of mind to step into bigger shoes.
Even some entertainers weren’t comfortable with Tony’s bohemian looks; Toolz Oniru for instance made a meal of it on her television show.
However, news reaching us has it that the political power houses of Ilorin have told the musician to keep his aspiration on hold and advised him to wait for his turn. Though it is not clear whether Tony is listening to the words of the elders or going for broke to try out his luck. But there is a disturbing feeling if Tony’s appearance hasn’t done some damage.