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Tonto Dikeh Leaves Nollywood, Supports Funke Akindele & Banky W Political Race
2023 Election

Tonto Dikeh Leaves Nollywood, Supports Funke Akindele & Banky W Political Race 

Even if her party loses the governorship election in Rivers State, Tonto declared in an interview with BBC News Pidgin that she would not return to acting.

By Omotayo Olutekunbi

Following the Rivers State governor’s race, Tonto Dikeh announced that she would not be returning to Nollywood.

Recall that the actress was declared the African Democratic Congress’s (ADC) deputy candidate for governor of Rivers State.

Even if her party loses the governorship election in Rivers State, Tonto declared in an interview with BBC News Pidgin that she would not return to acting.

The mother of one responded when asked if she had entirely stopped acting,

“I don’t like movies like that again and 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,” Tonto said.

She continued by praising Banky W and Funke Akindele, two of her coworkers, for their political bravery and engagement.

“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,” she said.

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