Nollywood star actress, writer, producer, Funke Akindele talks with TelAfric TV in this interview about various things ranging from her acting career to marriage plans.
She said: “When I’m not acting, I’m shy.”
“Funke Akindele’s back then was a big hustler, but now Funke Akindele is celebrated, Thank God. She’s a star, as in “Bigz girls”. It wasn’t easy though but I thank God I’m where I want to be”
When asked if she’d ever regretted not practicing law, she said:
“No no no no, I’ve always wanted to be an actress, I’ve always wanted to be in show business. My dad wanted me to study law. I studied law because of my father. I never wanted to be a lawyer but I thank God I did because it reflects a lot in my work now”.
She also reveals that she only played the role of “Jenifa” in the eponymous movie because she had been dissatisfied with all those who auditioned for the role. “Till they called action, I didn’t know I was going to break it down like that” she says, of her accent and speech in the movie.
“Years to come, I intend to be behind the cameras, appreciate my fans…”