HIV: Popular Nollywood actor Hanks Anuku is a household name. Hanks’ bad boy, American gangstar movie roles in blockbuster movies like; Rambo, Men on hard way, Fools on the Run, Bitter honey and many others made him become a prominent actor in the early to mid 2000s.
Known for his coarse voice, Hanks was born on the 27th of August, 1960 in Ibadan, he attended Loyola College Ibadan and graduated from Auchi Polytechnic, Edo state in 1981.
According to reports on ireporteronline, The Nollywood actor revealed he contracted the HIV virus from his adulterous ways and knowingly infected his wife as well. In an interview, Hanks revealed he spent 6 months in Zambia where he contacted the disease.
“Life in Zambia was heaven on earth because we could enjoy life, moving in all places but I was missing my family. During that time I had several sexual activities and I slept with different women. When I came back home I never took care of the family. I started drinking like a fish and became an irresponsible husband leaving the entire burden to my wife,” he said.
He continued saying;
“I got tested while I was in Zambia after one of my girlfriends advised me about her pregnancy. She had gone for pregnancy tests and during that time she was tested for HIV and the results were shocking, she was positive. She forced me to get tested but I could not come to terms with the results. After I got tested I came back to Zimbabwe and I kept quiet about the issue. I never told my wife about the issue. I infected her but I regret. I, later on, received some counseling and it went well,” he explained
“During my peak of popularity, I had sex with approximately 80 women, within Harare and Zambia. In 2002 it was so amazing to be on TV. I abused the fame. To make matters worse I lacked counseling and I failed to handle it properly, leaving me in this mud. I am now a born again Christian with UFIC under the guidance of Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa.”