A Nollywood actor, Kanayo O Kanayo, has declared his intention to represent his community at the Federal House of Representatives.
Kanayo made the announcement on his Instagram page on Thursday. The actor said he intends to represent Ahiazu/Ezinihitte Mbaise Federal Constituency in Imo State under the aegis of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
He wrote: “Hello Friends, good evening. History has been made today as I declared my intention to run for the House of Representatives, Ahiazu/ Ezinihitte Mbaise Federal Constituency, Imo State under the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA. I owe you this information as I enlist your prayers and support.”
Kanayo, who has starred in over 100 films, made his debut appearance in 1992 in ‘Living in Bondage.’
At the 2014 centenary celebration, he was awarded a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) alongside other prominent Nigerians like Olu Jacobs, Enoch Adeboye, Fela Kuti among others.
Other Nollywood stars that have delved into politics or contested for public office include: Desmond Elliot, Yul Edochie, Kate Henshaw, Richard Mofe Damijo and Hilda Dokubo.