“I will not return to Nollywood even after election” — Tonto Dikeh reveals
Nollywood cum politician, Tonto Dikeh has revealed her plans to stay out of Nollywood after the 2023 Rivers State gubernatorial election.
The actress, Tonto Dikeh now a politician, was announced as the deputy Governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress, ADC in Rivers State.
Tonto Dikeh revealed her plans to leave her acting career behind during an interview with BBC News Pidgin.
According to her, she would not be returning to Nollywood after the governorship election in Rivers State.
The politician added that if perhaps her party, ADC loses the election in Rivers State, she would not return to the movie industry as she has retired.
In her words;
“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 also commended her colleagues, Funke Akindele and singer Banky W who are forcing ahead in their new political careers respective.
She said: “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”