Media personality Denrele Edun in a birthday tribute to actress Funke Akindele on Instagram has recounted how an actress mocked her years ago in class for having a body odor.
“It’s been a long Herculean journey to find inner peace, happiness and fulfillment but look at you now! HIGHEST GROSSING L’OMO!!! Where is that “actre** who said you were smelling back in class years ago?
Or the one who said “their enemy’s” Ugliness and cheap clothes would land them no roles?
Think back on your career trajectory and have a good laugh jare…. You’re a Fighter, a Survivor, Food for our souls, Oxygen we breathe and a Cultural Reset!” Denrele’s birthday post reads in part.
Further sharing different photos of them together in the Instagram post, Denrele wrote “….Such a DAREDEVIL…. The Enigma called @funkejenifaakindele !
HAPPY 44TH BIRTHDAY IYA GBOGBO WON!
Funke is so protective of everyone around her and won’t let you outta her sight for a sec!
Gosh, she can be pretty annoying at times that I wanna snatch her wig off her head and bitch-slap her into Amen Estate’s bush but I’ve come to understand that her excesses come from a protective place of love, light, empathy and hidden strength….
An Amazon who walks in her TRUTH and is a Role Model for those who don’t believe it’s safe to walk in theirs!”
Funke Akindele turned 44 earlier this week and she was celebrated by friends, loved ones and colleagues.
Her movie ‘Omo Ghetto’ now holds the record of becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time in Nigeria, breaking the four-year record of Kemi Adetiba’s movie titled ‘The Wedding Party’.
According to a statement released by the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN), in January 2021, the movie has grossed N468,036,300 after maintaining its number one spot for 3 consecutive weeks.