Actress Tonto Dikeh To Quit Acting For Politics


Nollywood Actress Tonto Dikeh has revealed that she would be quitting the movie industry to pursue her political career.

The Actress disclosed this during an interview with BBC News Pidgin. According to Tonto, she would not return to Nollywood after the governorship elections.

Recall that the actress was nominated to run alongside Governorship Candidate Tonte Ibraye of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Rivers State.

While her selection to run as Deputy governor raised a lot of eyebrows with many believing the controversial actress could not run for governorship, Tonto is standing her ground and chasing her political career.

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Tonto Dikeh revealed that she would not return to Nollywood even if her party loses the gubernatorial election in Rivers State.

“I don’t like movies like that again. It’s been a long time since I acted on screen, you know.”

“I’ve acted in about two films in 10 years, I appreciate that my path started from Nollywood, it is something that I respect, but it’s not something that has been in my life. So even after the election, it’s not something I’ll return to, but I’ll love to contribute to the industry when I get into power.” She added.

Tonto Dikeh to quit acting

The actress also commended her colleagues Funke Akindele and Banky W who are also pursuing a career in politics.

She said, “It is not easy for Funke and Banky W at their level to put themselves out there to effect change because criticisms and so many things are involved. I believe in Funke, I believe in Banky. With them, I can hold onto something and say I believe that they have a vision for the people.”


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