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Can singers and DJs make voters jive all the way to the polls ?

This past weekend, the EFF led the popularity race by bringing young influential stars such as social media dance sensation Uncle Vinny and actor Clement Maosa on stage at their weekend campaign events Mankweng in Limpopo and in Dihlabeng in the Free State.

The red berets also have on their speed dial actress Ntando Duma, rapper Fifi Cooper actor Cornet Mamabolo and singer Tshedi Mholo, who were spotted at the party’s various campaign events.

But the question that many voting experts have is "Can singers and DJs make voters jive all the way to the polls? "

The short answer is No, celebrity influence on the voting demographics is largely overrated because of what we have seen in the last decade.

Some many influencers and celebrities tried to campaign for a political office and fails dismally both in South Africa and abroad. Kanye West now known as Ye tried to campaign in US presidential elections in 2020 and got less than 1% despite him being the most popular of the candidates who were in the race.

In fact, celebs who exclusively join politics have a greater risk of alienating their fans than winning any political office.

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