Veteran Nollywood actress and politician Tonto Dikeh has announced that she will not be returning to the film industry following the Rivers state gubernatorial election.
Tonto, who is running as deputy gubernatorial candidate in the African Democratic Congress (ADC), revealed this during his speech. in a recent interview with BBC News Pidgin when asked if she would return to her acting career after the election.
No, don’t tell me I don’t like two movies in 10 years, don’t tell me I’m not in the business anymore. I always appreciate that it was the industry that got me started, where my brilliance began, it’s something I respect but it’s not something that has been in my life.
The screen diva also praised fellow politicians Funke Akindele and Banky W, who have also dabbled in politics:
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“It’s not easy for them to be where they are and advocate for change because it’s about criticism and so much goes . .I believe in Funke, I believe in Banky.Those two people… I can hold onto something and say that I believe these people have a vision for people.
Recall that on June 24, the mother-of-one took to her Instagram page to announce her appointment as the running mate of the Rivers state gubernatorial hope. Toned Ibraye under the African Democratic Congress (ADC).