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Kanayo O. Kanayo Net worth, Cars, House, Wife, Children , Awards And Latest Biography

Anayo Modestus Onyekwere popularly known as Kanayo O. Kanayo is a Nigerian veteran actor, born on 1st March, 1962 in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria. Donatus Onyekwere and Ezinne Onyekwere are his parents, and he has a brother called John Onyekwere. He attended Saint Joseph Primary School in Mbaise for his primary education and Boys Secondary School, Mbaise, Imo State, for his secondary education. He completed his secondary education at Technical College, Aba, in Abia State, Nigeria. After graduating from the University of Lagos with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication and a Master’s Degree in Political Science, Kanayo O. Kanayo began his career as a guest artiste in the NTA Enugu drama series.

He made his debut in Nollywood in 1992 in his role in living in bondage. In 2006 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

The movie catapulted Nollywood and Kanayo O. Kanayo into the spotlight. He later joined the TV program ‘Professor Johnbull’ with Globacom Communication company, portraying The Professor. Throughout his career, he starred in 250+ Nollywood movies like ‘Circles of Doom,’ ‘Nneka,’ ‘Billionaires Club,’ ‘Rituals,’ ‘Tears for Love,’ ‘Living in Bondage,’ ‘The Coven,’ and ‘Blood Money.’ Beyond acting, he ventured into producing, directing, filmmaking, and owns a media consultancy outfit and cyber café in Lagos.

Notably known for ‘Occultist films,’ he shared the screen with renowned actors such as Olu Jacobs, Pete Edochie, Liz Benson, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Genevieve Nnaji, and Justus Esiri. In 2011, he ran for the House of Representatives representing Ahiazu/Ezinihitte Mbaise Federal Constituency. In 2013, he received a political appointment from former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as a board member of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Studies.

He founded the KOKMA Mentoring Academy to inspire youth. In 2017, he pursued a Law degree from the University of Abuja.

Kanayo O. Kanayo is happily married to Nneka Onyekwere, and they have four children – Uloaku Valerie Onyekwere, Kosisochukwu Montell Onyekwere, Einstein Onyekwere, and Clinton “Onye Eze Mbaise” Onyekwere.

He recently asserted that he was the first Nigerian actor to fly in an Helicopter in a movie. READ MORE: Kanayo O. Kanayo Sets The Record Straight: ‘I’m The First Nigerian Actor to Fly in a Helicopter in a Movie’

Real name Anayo Modestus Onyekwere
Nickname Kanayo O. Kanayo
Sources of income Entertainment
Date of birth 1 March 1962
Country of Origin Federal Republic of Nigeria
Net worth $3million
In 1992, Kanayo made his debut movie appearance in the film Living in Bondage. Kanayo has been involved in over 100+ films in Nollywood.  He is currently a United Nations ambassador and bears the title of MFR. Kanayo along with Kenneth Nnebue (producer of Living in Bondage), Olu Jacobs, Enoch Adeboye, Queen Elizabeth, and Fela Kuti were among Nigerians honoured by the government in 2014 during the centenary celebration.

Kanayo O. Kanayo Net worth

In 2023 Kanayo is estimated to be worth over $3million as he is a businessman and has bagged various endorsement deals in his career. Kanayo O Kanayo also known as KOK, his first Nollywood movie was “Living in Bondage” in 1992 and has appeared in several Nollywood movies. Kanayo since then has received several awards.

Awards & Nominations

  • 2005 Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the African Movie Academy Awards.
  • 2006 Best Actor in a Leading Role at the African Movie Academy Awards
  • 2006 Best Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards.
  • The Sun Award Winner 2020 and more


  • 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 and more

Social Media

  • Instagram: @kanayo .o. kanayo
  • Twitter: @KanayoOKanayo

Kanayo O. KanayoCars

Bentley Continental GT N71million

kanayo o. kanayo bentley continental gt
kanayo o. kanayo bentley continental gt

The car was gotten in 2018 and was revealed when he decided to wear a purple dress which is the same colour as the car. It has the following features, with its 6.0 litre, twin-turbocharged W12 engine, a step-change in technology and a truly stunning design language, the Continental GT is unmatched in its class. This Bentley GT coupé is the quintessential grand tourer – phenomenally powerful, beautifully designed and exquisitely crafted.

The Continental GT features clean, super formed lines and a wide, low body, evoking a sense of speed and presence. On unlocking the car, a pre-programmed sequence of exterior lighting welcomes you. To complement the car’s striking interior design, the interior mood lighting (fitted as standard) can configure to your preference. With lighting strips created to accentuate the car’s key design lines, you can choose vibrant or muted settings in seven colours, as well as backlight the tread plates in your chosen colour.

2007 Toyota Camry 4.5million


2007 Toyota Camry

This is Kanayo’s regular car as he uses it for his day-to-day movement and activities due to its economical and simple nature. The car has a good performance, and accommodating passenger cabin, and a long track record of reliability make the Toyota Camry a favorite of both the reviewer and the consumer, and the 2007 model is no exception.

Toyota Land Cruiser N30million

Kanayo O. Kanayo 2012 Toyota Land Cruiser
Kanayo O. Kanayo 2012 Toyota Land Cruiser

This spacious car was gotten after he signed his endorsement deal with Globacom Nigeria. The Toyota Prado is a large SUV-type wagon with a seven-seat cabin, proven reliability, and peerless service backup. For a big 4WD vehicle it is very comfortable as a day-to-day family car, but it is also built extra tough and is one of the best choices for long outback trips. The 2.8-litre turbo-diesel is now the only engine option, with the more powerful, but thirstier, V6 petrol deleted from the range in November 2017 due to a lack of customer demand. It uses 7.9 litres/100km with the manual gearbox, and only marginally more with the automatic. In real-world driving expect to use about 10.5 litres/100km with either gearbox.

Toyota 4runner N12million

kanayo O. Kanayo 2015 Toyota 4runner
kanayo O. Kanayo 2015 Toyota 4runner

It fits the mould of the modern mid-size SUVin size (two rows of seats), horsepower (270), and cargo volume (above average for its class), but from behind the wheel, it’s nothing like the mainstream family hauliers. This body-on-frame off-roader features control feels that’s better suited to rock-crawling than mall-crawling. But if the gravel roads of your adventures lead to rocks, ruts, or mud, then the 4Runner is your winch line to a better life.

The 4Runner’s 4.0-litre V-6 engine and five-speed automatic transmission can team with rear-, four-, or all-wheel drive. Entry-level SR5 models are rear-wheel drive, while all other trims except the tip pity-top Limited model come with selectable, part-time four-wheel drive.

2012 Toyota Camry N9.8million

2012 Toyota Camry
2012 Toyota Camry

When you see this car you see class, Kanayo uses this car for important meetings and drives it to his office. The 2012 Toyota Camry has a great reliability rating, comfortable ride, and roomy interior contribute to its high position in our midsize car rankings. With its stable handling and accurate steering, the front-wheel-drive 2012 Toyota Camry is a great midsize sedan for shoppers interested in a comfortable daily driver. The Camry comes standard with a respectable 178-horsepower four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. Some models take things up a notch with a stronger 268-horsepower V6 engine, which comes with the same transmission.

Kanayo O. Kanayo House

Kanayo O. Kanayo House
Kanayo O. Kanayo House

The esteemed Nollywood actor owns a multi-million naira house in his hometown, Aboh-Mbaise, Imo State. He celebrated its completion with a proper opening ceremony, and family friends joined in the joyous occasion. Kanayo, well-known for his ritual performances in movies, is a true pioneer of Nollywood, having paid his dues in the Nigerian entertainment industry, rightfully deserving everything he owns today.

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