Popular Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has revealed that she’ll be permanently and officially retiring from nollywood and acting to focus on politics.
The deputy governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Rivers State, made this known during an interview with interview with BBC News Pidgin.
Tonto stated that she would not return to the movie industry even if her party loses the governorship election in Rivers State.
When asked if she has completely retired from acting, Tonto said,
“I don’t like movies like that again. 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.” She added.
She also commended her colleagues, Funke Akindele and Banky W, for their participation in politics.
“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.