Saturday, 12 April 2014
I moved to Ghana to get closer to God - Hanks Anuku
A few years back in Nigeria, the stern-face of popular actor, Hanks Anuku adorned many film jackets.
But that is no more the case as no one knows if the face of Hanks Anuku can still sell even a local community film this time around.
He was made the Special Adviser to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State on Tourism and Entertainment in 2010, but he later left the job.
After that, he was in the news for being delivered from alcohol and mental illness by Prophet TB Joshua, he later moved to Ghana after the incident.
Some days ago, we met him in Ghana and he had a short interview with us, where he explained the reason behind his relocation to the West African country.
Why did you leave Nigeria for Ghana?
Yea, as you can see, I am in Ghana now. It was a decision I made to get a few things for myself and to get closer to God because so many things happened to me in Nigeria that I was not happy about.
Does that mean you wouldn't have been closer to God if you were in Nigeria?
I would always have time for anybody and appreciate the presence of a man or woman of substance.
What do you do here presently?
Apart from filmmaking, I am into the development of grassroots’ talents in music and filmmaking.
How is that going?
It has been very great.
Are Ghanaians embracing you?
You know, love thy neighbour like thyself is my tool across the Nile unto Jericho. I think everybody loves me. I don’t know who the enemy is. So, whoever the enemy is, I am sorry, I forgive all haters. That is what it is.
Should your fans in Nigeria be expecting something from you soon?
Well, everything depends on God. He is my provider. If God wants me to go to Nigeria, no problem, I mean, as long as you are serious with the job.