“I’m Not Returning Back To Acting After 2023 Election” – Tonto Dikeh
Tonto Dikeh declared she will not return to Nollywood after the Rivers State governorship election.
The actress acknowledged that she was running for deputy governor of Rivers State on behalf of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in an interview with BBC News Pidgin.
She went on to say that she would not return to acting even if her party lost the campaign for governor of Rivers State. When asked if she had completely given up acting, the single mother answered.:
“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.”
She continued by praising her coworkers, Funke Akindele and Banky W, for entering 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 added.