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Tonto Dikeh Quits Nollywood, Explains Why

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Tonto Dikeh has stated that she will not return to Nollywood following the Rivers State governorship election.

Recall that Tonto Dikeh was named the African Democratic Congress (ADC) deputy governorship candidate in Rivers State.

Tonto Dikeh told BBC News Pidgin that she will not return to acting even if her party loses the Rivers State governorship election.

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When asked if she had retired from acting entirely, the mother of one replied, “I don’t like movies like that again and it’s been a long time since I acted on screen, you know.

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“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,” Tonto said.

She went on to praise her colleagues Funke Akindele and Banky W for their political courage and participation.

“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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