Kanayo O. Kanayo

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Kanayo O. Kanayo
Kanayo O. Kanayo at the Aka Ikenga dinner event in Lagos, Nigeria, 2008
Born Anayo Modestus Onyekwere
(1962-03-01) March 1, 1962 (age 52)
Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria
Occupation Actor

Anayo Modestus Onyekwere[1][2] (popularly known as Kanayo O. Kanayo, born March 1, 1962 in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria)[3] is a Nigerian actor. In 2006 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.[4]

In 1992 Kanayo made his debut film appearance in Nollywood's first major film Living in Bondage.[5] Kanayo has starred in over 100 films.[5]

He is currently a UN ambassodor and bears the title of MFR[6]


  1. ^ "Anayo Modestus Onyekwere aka KOK". African Movie Academy Award. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Official Website". kanayookanayo.com. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  3. ^ AMatus, Azuh (2 March 2007). "Why Nollywood must recapitalise – Kanayo O. Kanayo". Daily Sun (Lagos, Nigeria). Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "AMAA 2006 - List of Winners". African Movie Academy Awards. Archived from the original on 5 December 2006. Retrieved 11 September 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Living in Bondage: Internet Movie Data Base". Retrieved 2009-10-18. 
  6. ^ https://twitter.com/KanayoOKanayo

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