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12.11.2013 Celebrity Picks

Nollywood stars who have dived into politics

By Alayande Dayo
Nollywood stars who have dived into politics
LISTEN NOV 12, 2013

Now and recent times, many nollywood actors and actress has either dived into music and failed or something else and it seems acting is what they have been stocked into, but for some other celebrities they have dived into politics and it doesn't seem like they are coming back fully to the industry.

Some of these veteran actors have been doing well in their new found careers. Below are some of the many who have migrated to politics

•Richard Mofe Damijo, who is the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State, Nigeria, is making it big and seems to have totally left Nollywood.

•Bob Manuel Udokwu is the Senior Special Adviser on Creative Media to Anambra State-Nigeria, he is not too seen on most Nollywood movies as before.

•Onyeka Onwenu is the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) Abuja-Nigeria, though still fills her space both in the music industry and in Nollywood.

•Nkiru Sylvanus – Former Special Adviser to Imo State Governor-Nigeria, after she held the office, we don't know whether she wants to get back to the screen or continue with other political assignments

•Hilda Dokubo – Commissioner to the Rivers State government, Nigeria. Hilda has really not been sighted at all in the Nollywood world.

<b>•Richard Mofe Damijo</b> is the present Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State, Nigeria. He is making it big and seems to have totally dumped Nollywood. .jpg •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. .jpg

<b>•Bob Manuel Udokwu</b> is the Senior Special Adviser on Creative Media to Anambra State Governor. He is not too seen in most Nollywood movies like before.jpg •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.jpg

<b>•Onyeka Onwenu</b> is the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) Abuja-Nigeria. .jpg •Onyeka Onwenu is the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) Abuja-Nigeria. .jpg

<b>•Nkiru Sylvanus</b> 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. .jpg •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. .jpg

<b>•Hilda Dokubo,</b> a Commissioner to the Rivers State government, has really not been sighted at all in the Nollywood world.jpg •Hilda Dokubo, a Commissioner to the Rivers State government, has really not been sighted at all in the Nollywood world.jpg

<b>Affarm Okereke</b> 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.jpg 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.jpg

<b>Dickson Iroegbu</b> is a movie director that was appointed the Executive Assistant, Creative Entertainment and Tourism in the Presidency. .jpg Dickson Iroegbu is a movie director that was appointed the Executive Assistant, Creative Entertainment and Tourism in the Presidency. .jpg

<b>Kanayo O. Kanayo</b> is another veteran actor that has been appointed as the Chairman, National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Studies, NIHTS. .jpg Kanayo O. Kanayo is another veteran actor that has been appointed as the Chairman, National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Studies, NIHTS. .jpg

<b>Tony One Week</b> 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..jpg 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..jpg

 <b>Toyin Adegbola,</b> well known as Toyin Asewo To Re Mecca, was also blessed with a political appointment in Osun State recently..jpg Toyin Adegbola, well known as Toyin Asewo To Re Mecca, was also blessed with a political appointment in Osun State recently..jpg

 <b>Actor Rotimi Makinde</b> 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. .jpg 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. .jpg

<b>Okey Bakassi </b>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..jpg 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..jpg

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