Actress Tonto Dikeh quits Nollywood as she pursues political ambition
Popular Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has revealed that she’s quitting acting to focus on her political career.
During a recent interview with BBC News Pidgin, the actress, who is the African Democratic Congress (ADC) deputy governorship candidate for Rivers State, revealed her decision to leave Nollywood after being asked if she had completely retired from acting or planned to return after her political run.
“I no really dey film like that again, you know e don tey I don dey screen,” Tonto Dikeh said.
You can’t tell me I only make two films every ten years because I’m no longer in the industry.
Always appreciate that it was the industry from which my path and shine began; it is something I respect, but it has not been a part of my life.
So even after the election no be something I go still go back to.” Tonto Dikeh commended her colleagues, Funke Akindele and Banky W, for their courage and political participation. “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. 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.”