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Nollywood Actor Kenneth Okonkwo to Run for Enugu State House of Assembly 2015

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Nollywood star, Kenneth Okonkwo, best known for his role as “Andy” in Living in Bondage, has joined the growing list of entertainers with political aspirations.

Okonkwo, who is a graduate of Business Administration and has a law degree,  hopes to represent Nsukka/Igboeze South Federal Constituency at the National Assembly on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Daily Post reports.

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With a variety of individuals from different disciplines vying for public office, the 2015 elections are sure going to be very interesting!

28 Comments

  1. Kris

    October 8, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Ahh…one of my fave actors…

  2. Tru

    October 8, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    This is getting funnier and funnier. All they all broke or what

  3. ok

    October 8, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    that’s good. kenneth is very ambitious,he’s got good head.i’d vote for him if i could.good luck to him.i’d say he’s the best candidate out of the rest Nollywood politicians.

  4. MJ

    October 8, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Amongst them all, Kenneth seems to be the one who might be prepared. The guy went back to school for a law degree. 😀

    As seen on Twitter “now that all our actors and actresses are becoming politicians who will act in Nollywood movies?”

    • ck

      October 8, 2014 at 2:44 pm

      9ice went back to school for a law degree too. i just don’t know how he could have finished in two years nairaland.com/874947/9ice-goes-back-school-plans

    • Success

      October 12, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      No he didn’t….he dropped out to pursue a music career

  5. Shoogah

    October 8, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    I’m sorry, is it me or does his barrister’s wig look photoshopped on the picture above. Anywho, good luck to him on his endeavors.

    • Amiee

      October 8, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      No, its not photoshopped. That’s how a proper wig oshould look like on a person’s head as seen on Kenneth.

  6. Bossymind

    October 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Ok!!!!! We get it

  7. Bossymind

    October 8, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    ! We get it

  8. Bossymind

    October 8, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    We get it now

  9. efe

    October 8, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Easiest way to make MONEY is to join POLITICS You Steal money,no body queries you and even if it becomes gist in town,in another 2 weeks it becomes past tense.
    The reason behind stealing the money can be given different names such as Money meant to buy weapons to fight insurgence. daris is God oooooooooooooo

  10. bruno

    October 8, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Everyone wants to steal, ur God can not save us, we are the ones that will save our selves, a revolution is coming in nigeria.

  11. pearl ice

    October 8, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    What is happening in nollywood,all my fav actors and actresses are becoming politicians.
    i hope they make gud movies in the house of assembly lol.

  12. Meah

    October 8, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    This is the one actor i may be tempted to vote for. I knew him in the faculty of Law back in University of Lagos and he was not an absentee student too; always seemed involved in the faculty activities. He went on to the Nigerian law school and finished with an impressive grade. now, while a law degree is no guarantee for quality performance, it does bestow a measure of readiness on him. Goodluck to you Mr (no pun intended 🙂 )

  13. Akanimo Sunday

    October 8, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Inconsistencies there…Enugu State House of Assembly in the headline while the body of the story is Federal Constituency. Which one na?

  14. pearl ice

    October 8, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    By the way i heard he is a pastor is it true ?

  15. TONY ILES

    October 8, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Same here in AMERICA !!!!. Ronald reagan, Arnold Schwarzenneger,Clint eastwood, Jerry springer and the list goes on. Atleast these naija actors are not not affiliated with the Old Relic politicians we have in naija. make the money spread reach others jare!!!

  16. nene

    October 8, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    andy m furu gi n’anya long time! Kenneth is the man.

  17. blessing

    October 8, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    He has wat it takes….

  18. Just me

    October 8, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    I think he will make a good representative in the house of assembly.
    Good luck in his run for the position.

  19. Pweedy pie

    October 8, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Why most of us here are concluding and already condemning the man’s decision of pursuing his political career. And why do we think that the dude is going into politics because of money? After all who is not paid his or her salary after work? My earnest question is that is politics only a preserve for thieves or smart people? Please let’s encourage people who wish to do something different from the norm in one way or the other to change the Way we do things in Africa especially with regards to governance. I don’t see okonkwo as one of those charlatans but a real man, a very deep seated person which has reflected in his acting career over the years, someone who has got ambition and is willing to work to change his community and the entire country as well. Good luck my dear you you’ve got what it takes!

  20. Joyce

    October 8, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    BN,
    State House of Assembly and National Assembly are not the same thing. You got me confused.
    Anyway, from Daily Post….., it is National Assembly.

  21. eze

    October 8, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    I don’t have a problem with these actors/actresses going into politics but i would like to know the impact they have made in nollywood /their marriages/family .Not to sound too judgemental or to point to any1 in particular but if we cannot trust you with these little things how much more a fraction of Nigeria with its complexities.

  22. tbn

    October 8, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Abeg since when does a law degree qualify one to wear a wig and gown? Is it not until he has gone to law school, passed the bar exams and get called to the bar that he is qualified to wear a wig and gown?

  23. brain child

    October 8, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    He seems solid. I’d vote for him.

  24. prima_donna

    October 8, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    abeg, is he still single? cos there is nothing worn on his ring finger. jux asking

  25. Immanuel

    October 9, 2014 at 12:22 am

    He’s qot my support

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