Nollywood actress, Olufunke Ayotunde Akindele-Bello, popularly known as, Jenifa was seen in an interview session with media personality, Chude Jidenowo yesterday, where she took time to explain what transpired in her failed marriages, while she used the opportunity to advise her fans.
The Nigerian filmmaker, director, actress, politician and producer gave marriage another chance in 2016, when she got married to Abdul Resheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skillz in London, but things didn’t end well just like her first marriage to Mr Adeola Kehinde Oloyede in 2012.
In her words, “I have never addressed this issue but I will do now to encourage ladies that are pressured to get married. Please calm down and take your time because if you rush in, you rush out…that is the lesson learnt….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. 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 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 mi**le finger, I don’t care”. Yes, ignore because you have your life, do what makes you happy.”
Funke Akindele first movie role was a soap opera in 1998, before she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2009, and she has gone on to produce blockbuster movies like, Jenifa Dairy (drama series), Omo ghetto (different series), Battle on Buka street amongst others.