LAGOS, Nigeria ( VOICE OF NAIJA)- Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has announced she won’t be returning to the Nigerian movie industry after the governorship election in Rivers State.
The actress, who was announced as the deputy governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Rivers State, made this disclosure during an interview with BBC News Pidgin.
She added that even if her party loses the governorship election in Rivers State, she would not return to acting.
When asked if she has completely retired from acting, the mother of one said: “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.”
The Governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, Rivers State, Mr. Tonte Ibraye, in June announced Tonto Dikeh as his running mate for the 2023 governorship elections in the state.
The actress turned politician went ahead to commend her colleagues, Funke Akindele and Banky W for getting involved 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.”