Veteran Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh has disclosed that she would be will be quitting the movie industry and will not be returning after the 2023 governorship elections.
During her interview with BBC Pidgin, the deputy governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Rivers State noted that she has quit Nollywood completely and would only support the industry if her party wins the governorship election in Rivers.
According to her, “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 to 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.”
She went ahead to commend her colleagues, Funke Akindele and Banky W for their courage and participation 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.” - She noted.