Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, has dovetailed issues on her previous marriage, her current marriage and the escapades she faced in 2020.
The actress was married to Kehinde Almaroof Oloyede also known as “Kenny Doo” on the 26th of May, 2012. They got separated 1 year and 46 days after, citing irreconcilable differences.
Her ex-husband is the current elected Chairman of the Oshodi-Isolo Local Government of Lagos state.
Funke revealed this for the first time on a conversation with Chude Jideonwo, on the #WithChude show, which is an exclusive one-on-one interview between guests and the interviewer, Jude.
The 44 year old actress said, ‘‘The marriage ended in a bad way. I was filming when someone called and told me. I wanted to die. I cried and lost a lot of deals. You know I cried, lost some good deals then. But I didn’t let it break me.
“You know, I just wanted to get married. I want to do things right, have children, and all that. And I went into the (first) marriage, it didn’t work out. 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!.’’
She, therefore, urged young lady not to be pressured into marriage but to marry for love.
She said, “I don’t want to drag anybody. I’ll talk about myself. I just wanted to get married. Children, pressure, and all that. As a young lady out there, do not be pressured to get married. Get married because you want to get married. Get married because you love him, 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 want to be blessed with children, you love children.
“Don’t have children because the society will say ‘ah she’s barren ohh, 12 years 6 years e never marry.’ Ignore the gossips, ignore the naysayers, give them ‘sorry the middle finger, I don’t care’. Yes, ignore because you have your life, do what makes you happy.”
Funke, however, said she survived her challenges by channeling her pain to work and making the best out of it.
“I survived that period by channeling my pain into work. I was collecting every script from the East and acting,” she said.