Nollywood veteran, Kanayo O. Kanayo, has revealed plans that he is set to provide a platform through which youths can attain their dreams.
According to him, the Kanayo O. Kanayo Mentoring Academy, KOKMA, which he has set up is aimed at “finding support for youths, for young adults, especially the ones in secondary school.”
He made this known in a statement released to the press.
“My message to these younger ones is that you can be whatever you want to be in life, and you have nothing to limit you to your dreams. Education is the future, especially when you take your education seriously; nothing should actually be a stone in the way of your progress. We need to tell the younger ones that the future is bright,” the actor said.
“The Kanayo O. Kanayo Mentoring Academy, KOKMA, is a platform for mentoring, and when I talk about mentoring here, I am talking about finding support for youths, for young adults, especially the ones in secondary school. It’s my own gift to the world.
“My team and I have set up a five-year program to ensure that we launch out all around Nigeria, and into many other areas in Africa. We are planning to launch this project very soon. We intend after that, to visit some secondary schools, to meet with the students and talk to them, tell them the primary and the currency of education. After that, we’ll make presentations to the schools and the students. Thank you very much, for celebrating me as an actor.
I will also like to thank our government for supporting us in this initiative and global companies like Transfast and all our other partners for helping us inspire our youths to great achievements. If I can make it in life, they can also make it.”
Kanayo is a graduate of the University of Lagos and also a Masters degree holder in Political Science from the same university. He rose to limelight when he played Chief Omego in Nollwood’s foremost films, the 1992 thriller, Living in Bondage.