EXCLUSIVE: Hanks Anuku Opens Up About Viral Videos And Presidential Ambition


Famous actor anuku skeins he has assured Nigerians that he is doing well and can compete for the number one office in Nigeria.

The controversial actor was reacting to viral videos of himself looking unkempt and wandering the streets of Asaba and Benin City.

The actor also said that nothing was wrong with him and that he was fine.

Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES exclusively on Friday, the actor said he’s not what people think he is.

“I will never be what they say I am because I am more important than that. I’m in Asaba right now and I’m doing well.

“I am alive, sane, strong, blessed and wealthy. I will be running for president of Nigeria,” he said.

Asked which political party he would align with, his close associate Nonso Ofole said: “We will announce it in due course in the appropriate dispensation. At the moment, we are betting on the presidency of Peter Obi”.

The plaintiff cannot, however, run for president in this waiver since the deadline for the parties to choose their candidates has passed.

In a clip he posted on social media, the actor also reacted to rumors that he has mental health issues.

He cursed critics and those he said were circulating adverse reports about him, urging them to desist.

He said: “Stop writing rubbish about me and leave me alone. If you want to act in a movie, if you need help, you can come to me.

“I’ve been on set, and anyone who writes using those images on stage to try to tarnish my image, Holy Spirit forgive them. We will connect very soon.

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His friend Mr. Oole also confirmed that nothing was wrong with the actor.

“I have known him for over 15 years and I can confirm that Hanks is doing well. He is married and has children. He is a completely organized person. He sometimes gets into a character, whether it’s acting or not, and it confuses people,” he said.

AGN Precautions

Meanwhile, the Screen Actors Guild of Nigeria, during the week, said it was investigating the state of health of the famous Nollywood actor.

In an interview with PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday, Screen Actors Guild president Emeka Rollas said his team was “aware of the situation.”

The AGN president also warned his colleagues, telling them to take every opportunity to ‘chase influence’, describing it as very deplorable.

According to him, when an actor has a problem, the solution is not always to go to social networks to get attention.

“I don’t know why some people in the entertainment industry feel entitled. These people we are talking about also have families. We have Umunna in everyday Igbo language.

“There is no one on earth who does not have a family. Allow the family to react. The family will tell you if they need help or not,” she said.

He further said that the union has a trust fund headed by veteran actress Joke Sylva. She called on actors and the public to apply for AGN’s trust fund so that when problems like this arise, they don’t have to go to the public for help.


The 62-year-old actor is the older brother of Rita Anuku, Miss Nigeria 1986, who passed away in 2015.

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He held the position at Nollywood in the late 1990s until 2014, when he moved to Ghana.

Former Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan appointed him as Special Advisor for Tourism and Entertainment in 2010, a position he held for a short time. After that, he was in the news after the late prophet TB Joshua supposedly delivered him from alcoholism and mental illness. He moved to Ghana after the incident.

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