Kanayo O Kanayo Biography, Wife, Net Worth, Children, Age, House, Daughter, Personal Life, Cars, Business, Ritual Movies, Awards, Nominations, Instagram, Wikipedia, Still Alive?

Kanayo O Kanayo Biography

Anayo Modestus Onyekwere MFR, also known as Kanayo O. Kanayo (born March 1, 1962), is a Nigerian veteran actor and lawyer.

In 2006, he received the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role in the film Family Battle.

Kanayo O Kanayo Biography
        Kanayo O Kanayo Biography

 Kanayo O. Kanayo Profile

Full name: Anayo Modestus Onyekwere MFR.


Date of birth: March 1, 1962.

State of origin: Imo State

Wife: Nneka Onyekwere (married 1999–present).


Occupation: actor, lawyer

Award: AMVCA Best Actor in Drama

Net worth: $3,500,000.

Kanayo O Kanayo Early life and education

Kanayo was born on March 1, 1962, in Nru Umueze Oboama Ezinihitte, Mbaise Local Government Area, Imo State, Nigeria.

He grew up in Aba, Abia State, and attended St. Joseph Primary School. He attended Secondary Technical School in Aba.

He holds a diploma in mass communication, a diploma in law, and a master degree in philosophy from the University of Lagos.

He also holds a master’s degree in political science.

He also received a law degree from the University of Abuja in 2018 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2020.

Kanayo O Kanayo Career
            Kanayo O Kanayo Career

Kanayo O Kanayo Career

Kanayo began his acting career in 1982, appearing in projects by the Nigeria Television Authority.

He made his movie debut in 1992 with the picture Living in Bondage.

He has appeared in over 100 films and was nominated for Best Actor at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008 for his part in Across the Niger.

His most recent films include Up North and Living in Bondage: Breaking Free.

In 2011, he ran for Chair of the Imo State House of Representatives but lost.

In 2018, he ran for representative of Ahiazu/Ezinihitte Mbaise in the Federal House of Representatives under the political party APGA., but lost.

He has been in a number of Nollywood productions, including Lion Heart and the comic Professor Johnbull, but he is best recognized for playing villains in these films, particularly those involving occultic rituals.

He has received an order from the MFR.

Kanayo was one of several Nigerians honored by the government in 2014 during the centenary celebration.

Kanayo O Kanayo Politics

On June 6, 2018, Kanayo declared his candidacy to represent Imo State’s Ahiazu/Ezinihitte Mbaise Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives in the 2019 election.

He announced to the public that he was joining the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

He lost the election but was anticipated to run in the following election year (2023).

Kanayo announced in 2022 that he would not run for any political office in 2023.

This sacrifice allows me to serve for a Nigerian President of Igbo descent.

 Kanayo O. Kanayo Movies

    • Nneka the Pretty Serpent Emeka (1994)
    • Festival of Fire Actor (2002)
    • October 1 Okafor (2014)
    • Celebrity Marriage Mr. Gabriel (2017)
    • Actor. Detour (2021)
    • Living in Bondage: Breaking Free
    • Chief Emeka Omego (2019)
    • Up North Chief Otuekong (2018)
    • Lionheart Igwe Pascal (2018)
    • High blood pressure (2010)
    • Sin No More 1&2 (2008)
    • Lost Kingdom
    • Circle Of Doom (1993)
    • Rituals (1997)
    • Fire On The Mountain
    • Billionaires Club
    • Entangled
    • Blood Money
    • The Suitors
    • Across The Niger

 Kanayo O. Kanayo Awards & Nominations

2005 African Movie Academy Awards: Nigeria’s Most Prominent Actor.
2006 African Movie Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nigerian actor named 2006 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Award winner for best actor.
2020 The Sun Award winner

 Kanayo O. Kanayo Personal Life
               Kanayo O. Kanayo Personal Life
  •  Kanayo O. Kanayo Personal Life

    Kanayo married Nneka Onyekwere in 1999, and the two have four children.

     Kanayo O. Kanayo Trivia

    Kanayo began his acting career in 1982, appearing in projects by the Nigerian Television Authority.

  • He made his acting debut in the 1992 film “Living in Bondage” as Chief Omego.
  • He participated in the 1987 television series “Things Falls Apart” and “Checkmate” that lasted from 1991 to 1994.
Kanayo O. Kanayo Net worth
         Kanayo O. Kanayo Net worth

Kanayo O. Kanayo Net worth

Kanayo’s net worth Kanayo O. Kanayo’s net worth is $3.5 million.

Kanayo O. Kanayo House

In Aboh-Mbaise, Imo State, the veteran Nollywood actor has a multimillion naira property. When his mansion was finished, he held a formal opening ceremony, and friends and family arrived to celebrate.

Kanayo O. Kanayo Cars

Bentley Continental GT N71million

2007 Toyota Camry 4.5million

Toyota Land Cruiser N30million

Toyota 4runner N12million

2012 Toyota Camry N9.8million

Bentley Continental GT N71million

He chose to wear a purple frock, the same color as the car, revealing that he had purchased the vehicle in 2018. The Continental GT is unequaled in its class thanks to its 6.0 liter, twin-turbocharged W12 engine, a step-change in technology, and a really spectacular design language. This Bentley GT coupé is the epitome of a grand tourer; it is incredibly powerful, expertly made, and attractively designed.

The Continental GT conveys a sense of speed and presence with its broad, low body and sleek, super-formed lines. A pre-programmed sequence of outside lighting welcomes you as soon as you open the car. The mood lighting in the interior of the automobile, which is installed as standard equipment, can be customized to match the interior’s attractive design. You can select colorful or subdued settings in seven colors, as well as backlight the tread plates in your preferred color, with lighting strips designed to highlight the car’s essential design lines.

2007 Toyota Camry 4.5million

This is Kanayo’s go-to vehicle because of its practicality and affordability in his daily movements and activities. The Toyota Camry is a favorite of both the reviewer and the consumer, and the 2007 model is no different. It has a solid performance, a roomy passenger compartment, and a long history of reliability.

Toyota Land Cruiser N30million

He purchased this roomy vehicle after agreeing to an endorsement arrangement with Globacom Nigeria. The Toyota Prado is a sizable SUV-style wagon with a seven-seat interior, a reputation for dependability, and unmatched service support. Although it is a large 4WD vehicle, it is highly comfortable for a family car on a daily basis and is one of the best options for lengthy bush journeys because to its extra-tough construction. The more potent but more expensive V6 petrol engine was eliminated from the lineup in November 2017 due to a lack of consumer demand, leaving only the 2.8-litre turbo-diesel as an option. With the manual transmission, it uses 7.9 liters/100 km, while the automatic transmission uses only a little bit more. With any gearbox, realistic driving consumption should be around 10.5 liters per 100 kilometers.

Toyota 4runner N12million

Although it has two rows of seats, 270 horsepower, and a load volume over average for its class, it does not drive like the typical family haulers when you are behind the wheel. The control characteristics of this body-on-frame off-road vehicle are more suited to rock-crawling than mall-crawling. The 4Runner is your winch line to a better life, though, if the gravel roads of your activities lead to rocks, ruts, or muck.

Rear-, four-, or all-wheel drive can be paired with the 4.0-liter V-6 engine and five-speed automatic transmission of the 4Runner. Rear-wheel drive is standard on all SR5 variants save the base Limited model, but selectable, part-time four-wheel drive is available on all other trims.

2012 Toyota Camry N9.8million

When you see this car, you think of class; Kanayo uses it for significant meetings and commutes to work in it. The 2012 Toyota Camry’s strong placement in our midsize car rankings is a result of its excellent reliability rating, comfortable ride, and spacious cabin. The 2012 Toyota Camry front-wheel-drive is a fantastic midsize car for buyers interested in a pleasant daily driver thanks to its stable handling and precise steering. A respectable 178 horsepower four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automated transmission are included with every Camry. A more powerful 268-horsepower V6 engine is available on some models, which uses the same transmission.

 Kanayo O. Kanayo Social Media




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Kanayo, who is well-known for his part in acting out rituals in films, has worked hard to earn his place in the Nigerian entertainment business. As one of the founding members of Nollywood, he is completely deserving of what he now has.


Where did Kanayo O Kanayo come from?

Born on March 1st, 1962, in Nru Umueze Oboama Ezinihitte, Mbaise Local Government Area, Imo State, Kanayo is a local. He was raised and went to St. Joseph primary school in Aba, Abia State.

How much is kanayo o kanayo paid per movie?

Born on March 1st, 1962, Kanayo. Anayo Modestus Onyekwere is Kanayo O Kanayo’s full name. He was recognized with the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his work in “Family Battle.” He demands between 1 million and 1.5 million naira for each film.

Is kanayo kanayo a pastor?

He made his acting debut in the 1992 Nollywood blockbuster “Living in Bondage,” as Chief Omego. But since he was ordained as a minister, circumstances have changed. Several accounts claim that he has repeatedly been observed sharing the gospel with congregations.

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