Other Ghanaian showbiz figures like Agya Koo, Prince David Osei, Kalybos, Bismark The Joke, and Tracey Boakye have made their political opinions known. However, LilWin claims he will never be included among these political celebrities since John Mahama counseled him against it.

According to the Ghanaian actor, whose real name is Kwadwo Nkansah, the former president encouraged him to avoid politics if he wanted to stay relevant in the film industry.

He explains why he dislikes the vitriol that comes with politics in an interview with Oyerepa TV. The actor continues by stating that his goal of owning a school for everyone would have been hampered by his backing of a political party.

“As for myself, I don’t do politics; I love everyone and I am a benefit to the country. Both the NPP and the NDC are ours, but ever since I was a child, I vowed to myself that I would never get involved in politics because I would one day own a school.

The schoolchildren will be mixed from all political backgrounds, including NPP and NDC, he added, therefore I shouldn’t get involved in politics if I have this vision. “And per our sort of politics, if you join one party then the other likes to detest you.

The actor claims that he even spoke with representatives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

However, it was former President Mahama who played a role in solidifying his decision to stay away from politics.

And my vision indeed came to pass, so during the 2016 campaign season, I met both NPP and NDC but one person who reenergized my stance not to do politics as I had vowed previously was Mahama, former president, at the time he was the sitting president.

He continued that “he pleaded with me that other movie stars have been aligning themselves politically… and that no matter what, I will be approached…so, he purposely invited me to advise me against joining politics because I am young and have a brighter future ahead.

He said I should leave them (politicians) to fight their own battles as NPP and NDC. He said that he could have paid me to do a campaign for him but I should stay away from politics.” Hear more from him in the video below.