10 Real Facts About Kanayo O Kanayo You Probably Didn’t Know

Kanayo O Kanayo is one of the most prominent actors in Nigeria. He has been in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood for over two decades and still counting. So therefore, in this article I will be sharing with you 10 real facts about Nollywood famous actor Kanayo O Kanayo that you probably didn’t know.

  1. Anayo Modestus Onyekwere popularly known as Kanayo O Kanayo is a famous Nollywood actor, producer, television personality and a philanthropist. He always features in occultic movies. He has been regarded as one of the highest paid actors in Nigeria and also one of the best performing actors in Nigeria. He is always known for playing the role of a man who always uses his mother or wife for money ritual. He has been in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood for over two decades. He always plays the role of a husband, father, son in-law, politician and sugar daddy in several Nollywood movies.

  2. He was born on 1st March 1962 in Ahiara, Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He is currently 57 years old. His parent names are Mr. Donatus Onyekwere and Mrs. Isabel Onyekwere. Kanayo O Kanayo is currently married with beautiful children. He is very gifted, skillful, creative and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles. He knows how to interpret his roles very well and can fit in any character given to him by movie directors and producers in Nigeria.

  3. Kanayo O Kanayo completed his primary school education at Saint Joseph Primary School in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. After completing his primary school education, Kanayo O Kanayo proceeded to Ahiara Boys Secondary School in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria for his secondary school education. Kanayo O Kanayo completed his secondary school education at Technical College Aba in Abia State, Nigeria and obtained his West African Senior School Certificate. While still in secondary school he was actively involved in school drama, theatre and performing art.

  4. After completing his primary and secondary school education, Kanayo O Kanayo proceeded to University of Lagos (UNILAG) and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication. After his graduation from the University, Kanayo O Kanayo became a guest artiste at the NTA Enugu drama series and started appearing in soap opera and television series.

  5. In 1992, Kanayo O Kanayo joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood professional and became highly famous after starring as Chief Omego in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Living in Bondage” a movie that brought Nollywood to limelight. In 2000, Kanayo O Kanayo won the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as Chief Omego in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Living in Bondage” at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. Kanayo O Kanayo is currently married to Nneka Onyekwere and the couples are blessed with two beautiful kids namely Uloaku and Einstein Onyekwere.

  6. Kanayo O Kanayo is one of the pioneers of the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood and contributed immensely to the growth of Nollywood in Nigeria and rest of the world. Kanayo O Kanayo has acted in more than 250 Nollywood movies. Some of the movies he has acted include Circles of Doom, Nneka, Billionaires Club, Rituals, Tears for Love, Living in Bondage, The Coven, Blood Money, and many more. In 2005, Kanayo O Kanayo won the award for Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

  7. In 2006, Kanayo O Kanayo won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and also the Best Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. Kanayo O Kanayo is currently a United Nations Ambassador and has been honored by the Nigerian government as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) being the highest honor and award given to celebrities in Nigeria who have contributed to immensely to the economic growth and development of the country through entertainment.

  8. Kanayo O Kanayo aside from acting is also an entrepreneur. He has several other businesses and real estate investment. He is currently a GLO ambassador. Kanayo O Kanayo is currently playing the role of Professor Johnbull in the television series Professor Johnbull which is sponsored by GLO. Kanayo O Kanayo is a man to look out for in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood. He is very good in delivery his character and who ever that watch his movies will think he is bad in real life because of the way he interpret his role very well.

  9. Kanayo O Kanayo in the cause of his acting career has won several awards. Some of the awards he has won include Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, Best Actor of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards and Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. His role in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “End of the Wicked” and the “Billionaires Club” which he starred alongside with Pete Edochie, Clem Ohameze, Kenneth Okonkwo and Charles Okafor won him the award for Best Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

  10. Kanayo O Kanayo currently has an estimated net worth of over $2.5 million, making him one of the richest and most influential actor in Nigeria. He is also very popular on social media with more than a million followers on his official Instagram handle and Facebook page. In 2010, he won the Best Actor of the Year and Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and African Magic Viewers Choice Awards. Kanayo O Kanayo is considered to be one of the most sought-after actors in Nigeria and also one of the most richest actors in Nigeria.

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