Certifiably, verifiably a Nigerian legend: with the highest grossing movie in all of Nigerian and West African movie history.
But she has seen hell! Gone through some of the toughest public circumstances: but each time things look like they’re getting ugly, they always turn into something utterly beautiful.
For the very first time she speaks about everything from the drama of her first marriage to the joys of the second and to the tough 2020 she had.
Finally! After many of you have asked and asked, Funke Akindele is my guest this week.
About Her First Marriage
“You know, I just wanted to get married. I want to do things right, have children and all that. When I went into the (first) marriage, it didn’t work fine. And it ended in a very bad way, in social media, the noise was everywhere. I was actually filming and somebody called me and told me, I wanted to die!
“You know I cried, lost some good deals then. But I didn’t let it break me.”
I channeled the energy into work and thank God for my mum who also advised me to get up and face life.
I took all the scripts given to me in the east and will wake up by 4am to catch up with my flight. That was how I survived that period of my life.
Her Advice to Younger Ladies!
“As a young lady out there, do not be pressured to get married. Get married because you want to get married, because you love him, and you want to spend the rest of your life with him. Don’t get married because mummy and daddy are saying get married or your friend just got married, have children because you want to have children, you want to be blessed with children, you love children.
“Don’t have children because society will say “ah she’s barren ohh, 12 years 6 years e never marry” Ignore the gossip, ignore the naysayers, give them “sorry the middle finger, I don’t care”. Yes, ignore because you have your life, do what makes you happy.”
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