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[News] “My dad never wanted me to be an actor” – Funke Akindele-Bello Says.

Actress, Funke Akindele-Bello popularly called ‘Jenifa‘ has shared her touching story 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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Posted by on May 28, 2017.

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