Anayo Modestus Onyekwere (popularly known as Kanayo O. Kanayo, born March 1, 1962, in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria) is a Nigerian actor and lawyer. In 2006 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the movie “Family Battle”.
In 1992, Kanayo made his debut movie appearance in the film Living in Bondage. Kanayo has starred in over 100 films. He was nominated in 2008 for the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in the movie “Across the Niger”. His most recent movies are Up North and Living in Bondage: Breaking Free
He is currently a United Nations ambassador and bears the title of MFR. Kanayo was among various Nigerians honored by the government in 2014 during the centenary celebration.
He is a graduate of Law from the University of Abuja in the year 2018, He also finished his Law School at the Abuja Law School located at Bwari, Abuja in the year 2020.
Kanayo O. Kanayo’s net worth is estimated to be $2.5million, according to the list of richest Nigerian celebrities.