A lot of Nigerian actors had been of tremendous influence in the movie industry, many actors these days are influenced by them, and through that influence, a passion for the cinematic life was born.
One of the actors that helped to inspire many actors and actresses was Hanks Anuku.
Hanks is seen in vicious blockbuster movies like Blood Diamond, Wanted Alive, King of the Jungle, and many more.
Like you already guessed, this article would be facts about the award-winning Hanks Anuku. He played the role of the bad guy in most of these movies, and this roles made people have the impression of “The Bad Guy” of him.
Hanks Anuku’s Biography
The biography of Hanks is one that tells the tale of a man who lives his life following his dreams. Hanks is one of the few Nigerian actors who were Nigerian-Ghanaian, and he played a significant role in the shaping of the Nigerian Movie sector into what is today.
- Real Name: Hanks Anuku
- Date of Birth: 27th August 1960
- Nationality: Ghanaian
- Place of Birth: Oyo state, Nigerian
- Net worth: $1 million
Hanks is a Nigerian-Ghanaian actor. He was born on the 27th of August 1960 in Ibadan, Oyo state. There in Ibadan he had his primary education. Years later, he attended Loyal College in Ibadan where he attained his secondary education.
Hanks is an HND (Higher National Diploma) holder from the polytechnic of Auchi, Edo state. It wasn’t long after Hanks got his HND, that he left the country for the United States.
Hanks remained there for some years and returned in the year 2000. Shortly after his return to Nigeria, he joined the Nigerian Movie industry, where he made a name for himself.
Hanks is still one of the actors that would be remembered in the Nigerian movie industry. He had acted so many prominent movies in the past, and in the process, he gained a name for himself, These movies were the action movies that won tons of attractions, and are still seen as a classic today.
Before Hanks came back to Nigeria, he had acted some minor roles in a few Hollywood movies and was introduced to the industry by Regina Askia. Due to his experience, he got his first role in a film titled “The Skeleton.”
His character and creativity in the movie opened doors for him in the industry. This led him to one of his greatest movies, “Senator” he immediately came to fame after this movie.
His experience and accent which, he attained from his stay in the USA, played a significant role in his delivery and interpretation of the various character he had to play in the movies to come. His appearance was that of a “Thuggish” appearance, which was why most directors gave him the roles of a villain.
In the year 2017, Hanks went back to Ghana and naturalized; after that, he changed his name to Nana Kwame Fifi Kakra, got married, and got two kids, and some reports say he stopped acting and now lives a private life.
Achievements and Net worth
In his acting years in Nigeria, Hanks acted many movies with big shots like Saint Obi, Jim Iyke, Sam Dede, Emma Enumadu, Tom West, Ernest Asusu, and many more.
He acted in over a hundred and fifty movies, which include My Love, Senator, Blood Diamond, Wanted Alive, Bitter Honey, Men on the High Way, and many more.
The awards he won for himself includes;
- Best Actor in a Leading Role award at the Best of Nollywood Awards
- The Award for the Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the African Movie Academy
- Best Actor in Nigeria at the City People award
Some rumors stated that Hanks had contracted HIV/AIDS and that he had infected his wife with this disease, the news started that he contracted this disease in Zambia, where he slept with over 80 women.
Another rumor claimed he was dead after he was involved in a motorcycle accident in Nungua, Ledzokuku-Kwowor axis of Accra in Ghana.
He denied the stories in an interview and put an end to them.Hank is estimated to worth $1 million.
Ekokotu Emmanuella is a sociologist and Anthropologist, writer, and fashion model who lives in Benin city, Edo state,Nigeria.