Kanayo O Kanayo had some rather unusual words to tell his son who is relocating to the US.


The veteran actor publicly spoke his prayer lines before the young man, sharing a video of this on social media.

In his prayers, Kanayo asked that his son upholds the values he has been taught and continues “to be a he”.

Kanayo also prayed that his son would focus on academic achievements and be steadfast in his religion.


“America will be proud of you. Your achievements will cause America to celebrate you,” said the actor.

“You will imbibe the good of the land and eat the good therefrom.

“You will continue to be a HE from Ezinihitte Mbaise in Nigeria. Your focus shall be on your books and job not on tattoos.


“May you never depart from your upbringing. Do not forget God.”

Kanayo O Kanayo was not explicit on what he meant by “remaining a he”.

But there are concerns among parents of young African immigrants who see the LGBTQ movement as a social contagion.

LGBTQ rights in the United States rank among the highest in the world.


Public opinion and jurisprudence have increasingly become accommodating of queer people since the late 80s.

Born Anayo Modestus Onyekwere, Kanayo O Kanayo hails from Mbaise in Imo state.

The veteran actor, who is also now a lawyer, is married to Nneka Onyekwere whom he wedded in 1999.

Their union has had four children, including Uloaku Valerie, Kosisochukwu Montell, Einstein, and Clinton.


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