An election as we all know is the formal process of selecting a person for public office or of accepting or rejecting a political proposition by voting. Ahead of the 2019 presidential election, Nigerian celebrities and others have been dishing out advice on promoting peace and voting. Popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele has taken it upon herself to enlighten the public on the major cause of violence in Nigeria’s elections.
Akindele, while advising Nigerians ahead of the 2019 election, urged the public to avoid being provoked. The mother of twins wrote: “Provocation is the cause of major violence in elections in Nigeria. Don’t be provoked. Avoid provoking others. Respect everyone. Treat others the way you want to be treated. Let’s make 2019 elections safe, secure and credible.”
Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde, popularly known as Funke Akindele is a Nigerian actress. She was born on August 24, 1976 in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria. She is the second of three children (two girls and one boy). Her mother is a medical doctor while her father is a retired school principal. She obtained an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Mass Communication from the former Ogun State Polytechnic, now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic and got a Law degree from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba.
Funke Akindele came to limelight after featuring in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom; I Need to Know, which ran from 1998 to 2002. She played Bisi, a curious but highly intelligent secondary school student. Funke Akindele’s big break came in 2009 from the movie titled Jenifa. The Nollywood actress has over a 100 movies to her credit as actress, writer and producer.
In 2009 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Funke Akindele also plays the lead character in the hit TV show Jenifa’s Diary, alongside Fisayo Ajisola, Falz, Lolo and more. The show is a spin-off from the movie titled Jenifa. She runs a non-governmental organisation known as THE JENIFA FOUNDATION, whose aims and objectives involves nurturing talents and acquiring vocational skills.
She was born on August 24, 1976. The actress walked down the aisle on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 with her beau, Abdulrasheed Bello in London, United Kingdom at a quiet wedding witnessed by immediate family members, the best man, maid of honour and friends with strong ties. Speaking as to why the wedding was somehow private, she said, “The decision to do it quietly was right for us and we pray for the understanding of our close friends and fans at this offer of a lifetime moment.
At a good time, we shall look back and in appreciation of divine grace and your support, we shall celebrate milestones and where we are in life.’ Funke was previously wedded to Kenny Oyolede in 2012 but ended in divorce. She is now married to Nigerian rapper, born Abdul Rasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skillz. She is pregnant with her first child. She was seen with her cute baby bump anchoring a show sponsored by the telecoms giant Glo.
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