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Tonto Dikeh dumps Nollywood, states reasons

Veteran Nollywood thespian turned politician, Tonto Dikeh has revealed she’d not be returning to the movie industry after the governorship election in Rivers State.

Tonto, who’s running as a deputy guber candidate under the African Democratic Congress (ADC), disclosed this while speaking in a recent interview with BBC News Pidgin when she was asked whether she’d be returning to her acting career after the election.

She said:

“I no really dey film like that again, you know e don tey I don dey screen. No be say I don do like two films in 10 years you no go tell me say I dey industry anymore. 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. So even after the election no be something I go still go back to.”

The screen diva also commended her colleagues – Funke Akindele and Banky W – who have also dabbled in politics:

“it’s not easy for them being where they are and putting yourself out there to effect change because criticisms and so many things are involved. 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.”

Recall that the mother of one took to her Instagram page on June 24 to announce her appointment as the running mate of Rivers State governorship aspirant Tonte Ibraye under the African Democratic Congress (ADC).