“No More Acting” Tonto Dikeh Quits Nollywood, Gives Reason


Tonto Dikeh has said that she will not be returning to Nollywood again to focus more on her political career.

Recall that this popular actress was picked to be the running mate for the African Democratic Congress governorship candidate in Rivers State.

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According to a Daily Post report, she made it clear during an interview with BBC News Pidgin that even if her party loses the governorship race in Rivers State that she would not return to acting.

The mother of one claimed that she doesn’t love acting again and it’s been a long time since she acted in a movie.


According to her, she claimed that she appeared in only two movies in the past ten years. She said that she still loves Nollywood because that is where her career began, but she went further to say that Nollywood hasn’t played a major role in her life.

She continued by praising her Nollywood colleagues like Banky W and Funke Akindele for their political bravery and engagement. She also added that she has faith in Banky and Funke and that with them, she has something to cling to.

She said: “I’ve done like two films in 10 years, so you can’t tell me I’m still in the industry. I would always appreciate that it was the industry that my path started from, that my shine started from, it is something that I respect, but it’s not something that has been in my life for a while now. So even after the election, it is not something I plan on bringing back.”


Speaking on her fellow entertainers like Funke Akindele and Banky W, who are running in the coming election, Tonto commended them.

The movie star said; “it’s not easy for them being where they are and putting yourself out there to effect change, because criticisms and so many things are involved.”

Bankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W is running House of Representatives seat in Eti-Osa constituency, Lagos.


Funke Akindele is running as deputy governorship candidate in Lagos. Bothe of them are members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

“I believe in Funke, I believe in Banky. These two people… I can hold to something and say I believe that these people have a vision for the people,” Tonto added.

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