Anayo Modestus Onyekwere(popularly known as Kanayo O. Kanayo, born March 1, 1962 in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria) is a Nigerian actor. In 2006 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
In 1992 Kanayo made his debut film appearance in the film Living in Bondage. Kanayo has starred in over 100 films.
He is currently a UN ambassodor and bears the title of MFR Kanayo along with Kenneth Nnebue (producer of Living in Bondage), Olu Jacobs, Enoch Adeboye, Queen Elzabeth and Fela Kuti were among Nigerians honored by the government in 2014 during the centenary celebration
KOK has been an active member of the PDP and has always supported the President. He was awarded with MFR few years back by the President. Last year, KOK got an appointment by President Jonathan as a board member of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Studies.