13 Jan 2014

Nollywood Actors Now in Politics

Richard Mofe Damijo (popularly known as RMD, born July 6, 1961) is a Nigerian actor and politician. In 2005 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Since January 2009 he is the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta StateNigeria.

Onyeka Onwenu (born 01 January 1952) is a foremost Nigerian performer with a string of
successful, award-winning music albums and movies. In 2006, she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a supporting role. Dubbed the “Elegant Stallion” by the Nigerian Press, this multi-talented Artiste is a Singer,Songwriter, Actress, Social Critic and Politician. She is a former chairperson of the Imo State Council for Arts and Culture. She is currently the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Centre for Women Development.

Bob Manuel Udokwu is the Senior Special Adviser on Creative Media to Anambra State Governor. 

Nkiru Sylvanus was the Special Adviser to Imo State Governor until she was sacked from office. It is not clear if she wants to get back to the screen or continue with her political other assignments.

Hilda Dokubo, a Commissioner to the Rivers State government, has really not been sighted at all in the Nollywood world.

Affam Okereke is a Nollywood director presently and is now the Senior Special Assistant to the Enugu State Governor on Media Matters. Even now, Afam Okereke is contesting for local government chairman ship seat in Enugu. It doesn't look like he's coming back to the movie industry.

Kanayo O. Kanayo is another veteran actor that has been appointed as the Chairman, National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Studies, NIHTS

Tony One Week delved into politics some years ago and is currently a member of the Anambra State House of Assembly. He is known for his hit songs 'Onwa December' and 'Everybody Gyrate. Hope he returns.

Toyin Adegbola, well known as Toyin Asewo To Re Mecca, was also blessed with a political appointment in Osun State recently.

Actor Rotimi Makinde is a member of the House of Representatives under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). It is not certain if he nurses the ambition of adoring the silver screens of his fans

Okey Bakassi has been off the big screen because, he took a break to serve his father land as the Senior Special Adviser on Entertainment Matters to the past Imo state Governor, Ikedi Ohakim.

Source: http://www.nigeriafilms.com/

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