What Kate Henshaw did to me 22 years ago – Funke Akindele

Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, has said that colleague, Kate Henshaw helped her fight nervousness and got her food the first time she was on a movie set.

The 41-year-old screen goddess said this as she celebrated Kate Henshaw on her 48th birthday via Instagram on Friday.

“I’m sure @k8henshaw can’t remember the story I’m about to tell…… In 1997 when i started my acting career i met @k8henshaw on the set of Naked Wire. That was my first experience before the camera so I was so nervous. I played the role of a waitress who was asked by the lead actor to tell the lead actress (Kate Henshaw) that he loved her. Immediately the director called ACTION, I started shaking because I was so nervous. Kate held my hands and told me that I could do it.

“After the scene, I was so hungry but wasn’t given food as (waka pass concern nau ) Kate saw me waiting and she went to tell them to give me food. This woman here is so wonderful and selfless. I can go on and on about this NO NONSENSE WOMAN, VERY ORGANISED WOMAN. God bless you more sis, may you live longer in good health and wealth. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATE THE GREAT  LOVE YOU Sis mi,” she wrote.

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Kate Henshaw was born in Cross River State, the oldest of four children.

In 2008, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a lead role.

Kate was once married to Briton, Roderick Nuttal, but they went their separate ways in 2011 after 12 years of marriage.


Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani Blog. When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Email: [email protected]

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