Veteran Nollywood actor and politician Yul Edochie has been bothered about the rising number of unhealthy competition between youths because of social media.
He said this in his official twitter handle where he expressed total discomfort in the issue, stating that all the youths are bothered about is actually how to look successful and not to be successful.
The movie star stressed that the social media space comprises a whole lot of people showing off and flaunting riches, even when they don’t have much of it, there by putting unnecessary pressure on other youths and stirring unhealthy competition.
Many youths are under a lot of pressure these days.
Sadly it’s not pressure to achieve.
But pressure to look like they are achieving.
And social media is largely responsible for it.
Take it easy.
The goal is to be successful, not to look successful.
— Yul Edochie (@YulEdochie)
Recall that the actor had also been endorsed by his father to run for 2023 presidency election under the Democratic People’s Congress, after he hinted that he will contest election as Nigeria’s president in 2023.
His father said he has never nursed any political ambition, but decided to endorse his son’s presidential ambition following pleas from his fans and young people who believe in his son.
Yul ran for governor in Anambra State under the Democratic People’s Congress in 2017, secured only 145 votes. He ran against 36 other governorship aspirants, including the incumbent governor, Willie Obaino. He was later appointed Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Creative & Entertainment Media to the Anambra State Governor, in July 2018.
The actor, however, resigned a few months later and defected from APGA to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stating his decision was in a bid to support the presidential ambition of the former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, who was the candidate of the party.