Anayo Modestus Onyekwere, popularly known as Kanayo O.Kanayo (KOK), was born March 1, 1962 to Mr. and Mrs. Donatus and Isabella Onyekwere of Mbaise, Imo State. He attended early education at New Haven Primary School, Enugu and Secondary Technical School Aba before proceeding to the University of Lagos, where he obtained a diploma in Mass Communications and later a graduate degree in Philosophy from the same University. He further went on to gain a diploma in Law and is also a Masters Degree holder in Political Science, also in UNILAG.
iROKOtv Star Week: KANAYO O. KANAYO
Posted on April 24, 2014
Kanayo made his debut film appearance in Nollywood’s first major film Living In Bondage. Since then, he has received several professional and service awards in Nigeria and abroad including Afro Hollywood Award London (2000), African Actor of the Year (2006), Ambassador Award New York (2009) and Nollywood Award of Excellence and many more.
Kanayo is married to Nneka Onyekwere and together they have a daughter and three sons.
Let us entertain you with seven movies starring Kanayo O. Kanayo on iROKOtv.com
Executive Billionaires (2009)
A man who is wallowing in poverty is excited when he reunites with a former work colleague who is now wealthy. He is soon introduced to a money ritual cult and trouble brews when he is asked to make an unthinkable sacrifice. Kanayo O. Kanayo, Clem Ohameze, Tony Umez.
Crazy Passion (2006)
A long suffering wife, whose husband refuses to satisfy her needs, begins to feel crazy passion for another man. Oge Okoye, Chidi Mokeme, Liz Benson.
Fire on the Mountain (2002)
When an influential and much loved business magnate dies he leaves strict instructions that his family should remain united in his absence, however greed gets the better of his sons and the unity that once was, slowly disintegrates. Bruno Iwuoha, Kanayo O Kanayo, Tony Umez.
Too Late to Cry (2008)
Two friends are both dissatisfied with their fiancées who are dreadful home-makers and lousy cooks. When one of the girl’s demands a maid, she is completely unaware of the contention that the maid will bring. Kenneth Okonkwo, Uche Elendu, Kanayo O Kanayo.
Lost Kingdom (1999)
Nnana has lived a violent life. Having conquered the volatile world of drugs and shady dealings, he sets his goal towards a chieftaincy title in his village. Kanayo O Kanayo, Pete Edochie, Enebeli Elebuwa.
A happily married man becomes the target of a scheming woman who is determined to become a permanent fixture in his life and get his wife out of her way. Liz Benson, Kanayo .0. Kanayo, Sandra Achums.
Top Secret (2007)
A nursing mother resorts to seeking help from an ex-lover after being abandoned by her husband. He agrees to support and take her back, but the condition that she must abide by will torment her for years to come. Bob Manuel, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Ngozi Nwosu.