Hammed Ishola, a social commentator, has commended Nollywood legend Kenneth Okonkwo for his transition from film-making to law and then politics.
Ishola, a digital creator and ally of Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, made the observation in a Facebook post recently.
He said Okonkwo has remained relevant due to his ability to test the waters outside movie making.
Okonkwo, a veteran Nollywood practitioner, went back to study law at the University and was called to Bar.
He later joined the All Progressives Congress and later decamped to the Labour Party, where he served as one of the party’s spokespersons in the 2023 presidential election.
“The way this guy disconnected himself from Nollywood to a better cause is a clear indication of someone who knows what he truly wants in life.
“He understood time and season, and he would have probably not been an A-list actor if he had remained in today’s industry filled with mediocrity and a bunch of talentless folks who chose drama over realness, and that could have ended his career.
“As a veteran, he paid his dues and took a bow to become a very important lawyer of note in Nigeria; today, he’s more prosperous than he used to be in the film industry.
“So many veterans have worn out and died because they lack vision; they wanted to remain in the industry forever without understanding that fame in Nigeria does not last forever. Today he is a great lawyer doing wonders.
“You’ll always salute him on sight because he’s worthy of emulation. This is advice to all of you reading this, go back to school to improve yourself if you have to, so you don’t die small; no time is late. All hail the erudite Barr. Kenneth Okonkwo!!!”