“I Chose Acting Against Dad’s Wish” – Funke Akindele

​Inexhaustible work ethics, skills and charm are essential for gaining relevance in every calling. Funke Akindele-Bello is such a talented actress, so she gained all these achievements.

Funke Akindele-Bello is such a talented actress, so she gained all these achievements.That this highly skilled actress has made outstanding performances throughout her career life is stating the obvious.

That this highly skilled actress has made outstanding performances throughout her career life is stating the obvious.She was also ranked as one of the highest paid actresses due to her resilience.

She was also ranked as one of the highest paid actresses due to her resilience.Aside being a huge success in her endeavour, beautiful Funke, to a lot of girls around the world is a role model.

Aside being a huge success in her endeavour, beautiful Funke, to a lot of girls around the world is a role model.

Married to a fellow entertainer, Abdul Rasheed Bello a.k.a JJC Skillz, Funke stands out as an embodiment of hard work, and true love.

Not surprising, the Ogun State born thespian is one of Nollywood actresses whose marriages have thus remained scandal-free.

With a very commanding power, funkeakindele is expanding her horizons every time and she continues to win more.

Recently, the beautiful actress welcomed foreign reporters to her house where she gave an insight into her life and career.

During the very engaging interaction, Funke explaining why she’s focusing on the next generation of actors, narrated how as a child, her parents had differing opinions when she embraced acting for a career.

“Growing up was fun for me,” she said, adding “having the support of my mum, she believed so much in my talent, but my dad never wanted me to be an actor– he wanted me to be a lawyer.”

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Speaking further, Funke narrated how she compromised and agreed to study for a degree, eventually graduating in law. Following this, she began auditioning for roles and had her big break when she was cast in one of the biggest sitcoms in Lagos, called ‘I Need To Know’.

According to her, “When I started ‘I Need To Know’, I never thought I would be this celebrated. I was 20 years old then.

When I shot the pilot I just wanted to do it, I wanted to showcase my God-given talent… I remember the director telling me I was overacting because I was excited about it.”

Akindele is best known for her portrayal of Jenifa, and she explained why the character has continued to appeal to audiences: “Jenifa is witty, she’s crazy, she’s a go-getter, she doesn’t want to take no for an answer and I think I have that –I don’t want to take no for an answer”, Playground.ng reports

Now working on a new TV drama, which examines the music industry in Nigeria, called ‘Industreet’, Akindele has also founded ‘Jenifa’s Foundation.’ Explaining the programme’s work, she said, “We reach out to young people, we empower them. We help them acquire skills, we help them discover their special gift, their talent in acting and music and dance.”

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