Funke Akindele ‘quits Nollywood’, says she is the next deputy-governor of Lagos

by Joseph Omoniyi
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Veteran Nollywood actress and producer, Funke Akindele has revealed she has dropped the baton as far as Nollywood is concerned and moved into full-time politics.

In an interview with the Punch, “Jenifa” who stated that her latest movie, “Battle on Buka Street” is a farewell, revealed that she has gone through a great deal of change that has now brought her into a new phase where she needs to take a backseat, in acting, writing and movie productions generally.

“I have passed the baton of production to the young people because I have moved into politics now. So, ‘Battle on Buka Street’ is like a farewell because I am going to be the next deputy governor of Lagos State. So, I am passing the baton to the new ones because we need to give them an opportunity. Yes, I will be in the background to advise and supervise them, but let them be the face, let us celebrate them, are you not tired of seeing old faces? Funke explained.

he also spoke about getting backlash she has got for deciding to venture into politics, “nothing good comes easy; my mum has always told me that you have to work hard, pray harder and you learn patience to get to the top. So, moving into politics, yes there are a lot of backlashes, a lot of no, but don’t forget, I got a lot of no before I got here today. Everybody can’t support you, and if they do so, that means you are not doing something good. So, you must get people to criticise you constructively; you pick the constructive ones and be better with it. I have learnt to be better, calmer, more dedicated and not to give up”

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