Veteran Nollywood actor, Kanayo O Kanayo speaks on how he doesn’t sanctify himself when he is playing movie roles that require entering a coffin, either for ritual or other purposes.
The movie star has come to be associated with the roles he played in his movies and had been dubbed various monikers, notably, Nnayi Sacrifice.Sharing a video of his interview with the Eastern Eye, he captioned that when a movie role requires him entering a coffin, he doesn’t sanctify himself or bind whatever forces; he just simply plays his roles and leave.
“God gave me a talent. When I’m playing a role in a movie that involves going into a coffin. I do not sanctify myself or start binding unseen forces. I just play my role and get out.”
In the interview, he emphasized that his roles in ritual movies have nothing to do with his real-life character.
“I was on a set three weeks ago with a woman and she was asked to go into a coffin and before she went into the coffin, she went ‘In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit’ I said ‘don’t do that, you are mocking God. This is a job that puts food on your table. God has asked you to go and deliver his people through this so why are you praying?'”
“The apostles of Jesus or disciples as you call them. Luke was a medical doctor, and the other person was a tax collector so they were from different fields, so this is what people do for a living. That is why filmmaking is called make-believe. It makes people believe you are a ritualist, you are an occultist, you are a Reverend Father, you are this. The role I play has nothing to do with me as KOK. I don’t go to church every Sunday but I know myself.
“My role is what puts food on my table. when you call me Nna Anyi sacrifice, it brings traction to my name. I don’t shy away from the name, the name pays my bills, and the name signs cheques for me.