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“Now, I enjoy my life..” Newly Married Funke Akindele Talks Marriage And Career In New Interview

“Now, I enjoy my life..” Newly Married Funke Akindele Talks Marriage And Career In New Interview

Nollywood comic actress/film producer,  aka Jennifa, Funke Akindele-Bello who got married to her musician husband, Abdul-Rasheed Bello, aka JJC Skillz, recently in London, in her interview with Punch talks about her career, and marriage.

The Thespian whose career  has spanned almost two decades, and has endeared herself to a legion of fans beyond the frontiers of Nigeria says her husband, who is a producer, music video director and artiste, fashioned the concept for her new project.

“My husband is a pioneer in the music industry, so he has been there. He gave me the story-line and the synopsis which I developed and edited,” she states.



The award-winning actress recalls that acting is something she’s always wanted to do from a young age. She started dancing  and acting in primary school and also belonged to a cultural troupe. She joined a drama group while in secondary school and pursued her passion relentlessly even as an undergraduate.

Today, being celebrated and making some money out of acting is a plus for her as she says there is nothing more fulfilling than doing what she loves and getting paid for it. She states,

“I am grateful to God for the opportunities that have come my way as an actress. When I started out, it wasn’t easy and there were lots of challenges. I have been acting and producing films before I came out with Jenifa. The movie was a commercial success and following it up with Jenifa’s Dairy, was a like an extension of the goodwill Jenifa, enjoyed.”

For her, producing Jenifa’s Dairy, has become a tiring effort:

“I am tired of producing the series because it is time-consuming  but  my husband says that I cannot stop now because my  fans love it, people are celebrating me, I have won awards and every day, they talk about  me because  they are not  tired. People say it’s the best TV series, so I cannot stop.”

Even though,  Akindele-Bello, she speaks about some of the changes  that have occurred in her life since getting married.

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“Before I met my husband, I used to work on  Sundays, but he always says that I need to rest. Our chef leaves on Saturday mornings to see his family, so whenever  I want to cook, my husband tells me not to do so and we eat out.  We  do that very often. Now, I enjoy my life and  I rest.’’

Akindele-Bello, who clocked 39 in August, said she wants to be remembered for her brand and the lives she has impacted. In addition, she desires to take a lot of young  people off the streets. She says,

“I have a not-for-profit organisation  and I am going to be working with Lekki Coliseum, very soon to empower young people. I’ve done that a couple of times and we organise workshops and training’s. We give people start-up kits to begin their businesses. I am passionate about the empowerment of young people.

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