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Tonto Dikeh announces end of Nollywood career

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Popular Nigerian actress cum politician, Tonto Dikeh has announced the end of her acting career.

She hinted that she will be leaving the Nollywood industry in order to focus on her political career.

Recall that Tonto Dikeh was appointed the African Democratic Congress (ADC) deputy governor of Rives state on June 2022.

Tonto revealed this in an interview with BBC News Pidgin.

She said:

“I’ve done like two films in 10 years, so you can’t tell me I’m still in the industry. I would always appreciate that it was the industry that my path started from, that my shine started from, it is something that I respect, but it’s not something that has been in my life for a while now. So even after the election, it is not something I plan on bringing back.”

Speaking on her move alongside her colleagues Funke Akindele and Banky W who are also vying for political offices.

Funke is running for deputy governorship candidate in Lagos while Banky is eyeing the House of Representatives seat in Eti-Osa constituency, Lagos.

“I believe in Funke, I believe in Banky. These two people… I can hold to something and say I believe that these people have a vision for the people,” Tonto added.