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Nollywood Stars Who Have Delved Into Politics

Source: Joy Akosa/Nollywoodgists.com

Now and recent times many Nollywood actors and actress have either delved into music, but failed in that venture, while some have gone into politics and it doesn't seem like they are coming back fully into the industry.

Some of these veteran actors have surely been doing well in their new found love. Here are few of the many stars of yesteryears who have migrated to politics

•Richard Mofe Damijo is the present Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State, Nigeria. He is making it big and seems to have totally dumped Nollywood.
•Bob Manuel Udokwu is the Senior Special Adviser on Creative Media to Anambra State Governor. He is not too seen in most Nollywood movies like before
•Onyeka Onwenu is the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) Abuja-Nigeria.
•Nkiru Sylvanus was the Special Adviser to Imo State Governor until she was sacked from office. It is not clear if she wants to get back to the screen or continue with her political other assignments.
•Hilda Dokubo, a Commissioner to the Rivers State government, has really not been sighted at all in the Nollywood world
Affarm Okereke is a Nollywood director presently and is now the Senior Special Assistant to the Enugu State Governor on Media Matters. Even now, Afam Okereke is contesting for local government chairman ship seat in Enugu. It doesn't look like he's coming back to the movie industry
Dickson Iroegbu is a movie director that was appointed the Executive Assistant, Creative Entertainment and Tourism in the Presidency.
Kanayo O. Kanayo is another veteran actor that has been appointed as the Chairman, National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Studies, NIHTS.
Tony One Week delved into politics some years ago and is currently a member of the Anambra State House of Assembly. He is known for his hit songs 'Onwa December' and 'Everybody Gyrate. Hope he returns.
Toyin Adegbola, well known as Toyin Asewo To Re Mecca, was also blessed with a political appointment in Osun State recently.
Actor Rotimi Makinde is a member of the House of Representatives under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). It is not certain if he nurses the ambition of adoring the silver screens of his fans.
Okey Bakassi has been off the big screen because, he took a break to serve his father land as the Senior Special Adviser on Entertainment Matters to the past Imo state Governor, Ikedi Ohakim.

Andy Ike's appointment as a member of a transition committee in her local government in Imo State, took her away from acting. She now aspires to be in the Senate and possibly become a Senate President.

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