Onyekwere, who earned the 2020 Sun Publication Nollywood Icon award on Oct. 16 for his outstanding performance and iconic position, expressed his gratitude to the newspaper.
On Monday, he took to Instagram to express his sentiments about the prize and the festivities that followed.
“It feels so amazing to be honored and celebrated,” he wrote. Thank you for honoring me while I am still alive.
“The sun has risen and will continue to shine.” All of my admirers, friends, well-wishers, and foes owe a debt of gratitude to the Sun Newspaper.
“It’s finished, and it’s all for Nollywood.”
According to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN), the Nollywood icon has been feted by friends and followers since receiving the honor.
Kanayo acting debut in 1982, breaking into the Nigerian Television Authority’s local productions in Aba and Enugu.
He eventually moved to Lagos, where he grew in popularity by appearing in major drama series including as Checkmates, Ripples, New Masquerade, and Village Headmaster.
With his appearance as Chief Omego in the 1992 hit film Living in Bondage, he quickly established himself as a talented actor.
In addition, he appeared in over 80 films, including Rituals, Blood Money, Living Dead, Desperate Billionaire, Circles of Doom, Lost Kingdom, Billionaires Club, and many more.
Kanayo became an attorney and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar on September 15, 2020, after a long and successful performing career.
He is a Member of the Federal Republic, which is a national honor.
Nigerian News Agency