Funke Akindele, a well-known Nollywood actress who is now a politician, has reiterated her intention to give up acting so she may concentrate on her political career.
Remember that Funke Akindele said she was prepared to pay the price of entering politics, which will temporarily put her career in the Nollywood business on hold when she announced her PDP deputy governorship bid in July.
Funke Akindele claimed that her most recent film, Battle on Buka Streets, is her final one before delving fully into politics in an interview with Deji Lambo of The Punch.
She claims that she is handing the reins over to the new people, but she will continue to guide and watch over them in the background. She stated her happiness at moving from being an actress to becoming a writer, producer, and director and at the present time, uncovering fresh talents.
“A great change has happened positively if you noticed. From being an actor, I also write, produce, direct and discover new faces. So, I have passed the baton of production to the young people because I have moved into politics now.
‘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?”
The mother of two went on to say that she made the movie when things were difficult for her, possibly while she was going through her divorce from JJC Skillz.
I filmed ‘Battle on Buka Street’ when I was really down, emotionally I was down, and this was before politics.
“So, rather than sitting down crying, I had to braze up because a lot of young people are looking up to me in the entertainment industry as we do work together.
“So, I can’t just sit down; I just pushed past all the pain, and put the emotions into the project and today we see the big thing happening and I am excited about that”.
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