The Kanayo O Kanayo Foundation

We are a team of change-makers who believe that every helping hand can raise a child and create a better future for them.

Kanayo is a native of Nru Umueze Oboama Ezinihitte in Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State. He was raised in Aba, Abia State and attended St. Joseph primary school. He had his secondary education at Secondary Technical School, Aba. He obtained a diploma in Mass Communication, a diploma in Law and a graduate degree in philosophy from the University of Lagos. He also obtained a master’s degree in political sciences. He also obtained a law degree from the University of Abuja in 2018 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2020

Kanayo started his acting career in 1982, acting in productions by the Nigerian Television Authority. He made his debut movie appearance in the year 1992 in the film Living in Bondage. He has starred in over 100 films and was nominated in 2008 for African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie Across the Niger.[9] His most recent movies are Up North and Living in Bondage: Breaking Free.  

He has featured in multiple Nollywood productions including Lion Heart and the sitcom Professor Johnbull and is however known for playing the role of a villan in these productions especially in films relating to occult practices. 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

Having experienced the stark realities of someone growing up in a country where social security is not a priority of successive government, KOK made a decision to use the platform which God’s generosity through the instrumentality of men and women of goodwill, to empower us.

Our approach

Our Mission
Our mission is to make sure all young people and children get all the support they need, when they need it, no matter what it is.

Whether it is a reassuring conversation, financial help, education, professional training, or simply the assurance that they are not alone, we will make sure that everyone gets support that meets them where they’re at as quickly as possible.

Our Vision
We want to build a world where no child or youth feels alone and gets every possible help they need as soon as possible.

Our entire team wants to see a world where every youngster struggling in any way feels able to reach out and has people who’ll help them with education, jobs, and more. We want to spread out in every region so we’ll be reachable to all.