Kanayo O Kanayo advises youths to avoid rituals, opens up about his journey


Veteran Nollywood actor, Kanayo O Kanayo has once again issued a stern warning to Nigerian youths against engaging in money rituals.

Kanyo who now practice as a Lawyer became known as a ritualist because of the movie parts he acted in during his time in the Nollywood film industry. He often played the character of a desperate man willing to offer human sacrifices in exchange for wealth.

Kanayo O. Kanayo

In a recent chat as a guest at an online Town Hall Meeting, the thespian while speaking on the topic “Rituals, Riches, and Realities: The Myths of Money-Making and the Dignity of Labour,” he emphasized that there is no connection, whatsoever between the offering of human sacrifices and wealth.

He encouraged Nigerian youths to focus on hard work instead, to succeed in their own pursuits.

He said,

“These people (youths) have up their ante and it is not about what they watch (movies). There is no truth to the fact that a man living in a thatched house will ask you to kill your girlfriend and sleep with her to make money.

“The Yahoo (scam) we knew many years ago was writing letters and promising deals that were utopian. We know many people who are in public office today who were part of it. I will not want to mention names.

“But today people are told that. The in-thing is Yahoo Promax, which involves killing someone, eating the heart of the person and washing it down with Hennessy, and the belief that you will make money. I can’t see any connection between that and making money. Money is made through hard work.”

Kanayo O Kanayo clarified that he did not partake in any rituals to build a mansion in his hometown.

“I laid the foundation of my house in 2015, and in 2016, Globacom, owned by Mike Adenuga, signed me as one of those to be a part of a nationwide campaign it was holding.

“The money was huge. It involved performances in many cities, but sometimes they count 10 cities and pay us upfront, even before we start visiting those cities.

“So, I made a lot of money and built my house. I can say I made a sacrifice to build that house because, at that time, I had the option of buying a brand new 2015 Range Rover. If I had bought it, today, I would have been seen as someone who was driving an old Range Rover.

“So the sacrifice I made was that I left the Range Rover and completed my house. That was the sacrifice I made”

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