Well-known Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has disclosed that she’s quitting acting to focus on her political career.
The deputy governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Rivers State, who made this revelation during an interview with BBC News Pidgin, explained she would not be returning to Nollywood after the governorship election.
According to Tonto Dikeh, she will not go back to the movie industry even if her party loses the governorship election in Rivers State.
When asked if she has fully retired from acting, Tonto said, “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.
She also applauded her colleagues, Funke Akindele and Banky W, for their participation in politics.
“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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