Nollywood actor, Kanayo O Kanayo now a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Nollywood veteran actor Kanayo O Kanayo has shared on social media that he is now a lawyer.

He officially became a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria called to the Nigerian Bar on 15 September 2020.


Anayo Modestus Onyekwere popularly known as Kanayo O. Kanayo is a Nigerian veteran actor, that hail from Imo State, Nigeria.

The 58-year-old actor said he always wanted to go back to school to get a law degree and he has done it. Kanayo donned a courtroom wig and robe in a photo on Instagram with a caption that said, “To God be all the Glory. You can now address me as Anayo Modestus Onyekwere, Esq, MFR (Barrister And Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria)”.

After getting his first degree in the early 1990s, the actor who always wanted to go back for a law degree has finally done so and he has been called to bar.

In his post, he encouraged his followers to work for their goals, no matter how old they are. He said, “Don’t you ever give up on anything you want to become” I have always wanted to study law since my first degree in the early 1990s.

The “Living in Bondage” actor shocked everyone five years ago when he enrolled for a Law degree at the University of Abuja. He graduated in 2018 and went to the Nigerian Law School where he passed the examinations in July 2020.

Nigerians celebrated Kanayo earned the good wishes of Nigerians as he was called to the Nigerian Bar on Tuesday.

Some fans of Kanayo, who took to Twitter, said they were inspired by his determination in actualizing his age-long dream of becoming a lawyer in spite of his age.

Reacting, a fan, @1954andcodecor said:” So proud of my best actor so proud I am motivated and inspired. I have always loved law since high school…”.

Another fan @ezeboy said:” This is a pure product of determination and diligence, big congratulations sir”.

In her reaction, @ princess_gift 28 said:” Yesssss! Congratulations sir, more strength.”

@chiggomartins, in a reaction, said: “ Happy for you sir, I believe someday I will achieve more than these in life by the grace of God Almighty who helped you to make this great success” while @angel_ kco said” Congratulations sir.

Similarly, @hyacinthagomu said” Kanayo O. Kanayo, MFR Barrister band Solicitor a big congratulations my big ‘G’. I admire your courage, congratulations once again”.

The 58-year-old actor said he took everybody by surprise five years ago when he enrolled for a Law degree at the University of Abuja.

He added that after his graduation in 2018, he went to the Nigerian Law School, where he passed the examinations in July.

He is currently a UN ambassador and bears the title of MFR.



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