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“My Dad Never Wanted Me To Be An Actor” – Actress Funke Akindele-Bello Says


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Actress, Funke Akindele-Bello popularly called ‘Jenifa‘ has shared her touching storu of her journey into the movie industry.

The 40-year-old told CNN ‘African Voices’ that she did never knew she would be this popular and even celebrated when she started her career as a cast in one of the biggest sitcoms in Lagos, called ‘I Need To Know’.

Again she revealed that she is currently working on another TV series, ‘Industreet’

She said:

“Growing up was fun for me having the support of my mum, she believed so much in my talent, though my dad never wanted me to be an actor – he wanted me to be a lawyer.”
“When I started ‘I Need To Know’, I never thought I would be this celebrated. I was 20 years old then. When I shot the pilot I just wanted to do it, I wanted to showcase my God-given talent… I remember the director telling me I was overacting because I was excited about it.”
“Jenifa is witty, she’s crazy, she’s a go-getter, she doesn’t want to take no for an answer and I think I have that – I don’t want to take no for an answer.”
“All I can say is I’m grateful, it’s not easy for you to work hard and people appreciate you.”


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