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EXCLUSIVE – Funke Akindele Narrates Her Arrest For Flouting Covid-19 Lockdown Rules in 2020



EXCLUSIVE - Funke Akindele Narrates Her Arrest For Flouting Covid-19 Lockdown Rules in 2020

In an unique interview with Chude, adopted by Press Informant,  Nollywood actress, producer and award successful director, Funke Akindele, has narrated how she felt after her arrest by the Lagos State Authorities for flouting Covid-19 lockdown guidelines in 2020.

Akindele was arrested for holding a party attended by many individuals in home, towards the then COVID-19 lockdown rule which barred giant gathering.

She was arraigned in court docket alongside her husband, and so they have been sentenced to 14 days community service as punishment after she pleaded responsible.


Talking on this week’s episode of #WithChude, the a number of award-winning producer, director, screenwriter, and actress disclosed that that interval was so robust for her that sooner or later she thought-about loss of life.

“After I was advised to jot down my assertion, I mentioned, ‘I want I might simply die. I didn’t do something incorrect. Let me simply die so it’ll cowl the entire thing”, she mentioned.


She additional revealed that she had spent lots of time crying and questioning what she might have finished otherwise. Her mother and husband, nevertheless, helped her get via it with phrases of encouragement.


Funke Akindele additionally mentioned producing highest-grossing film Omo Ghetto, work ethic and her plans for the long run #WithChude


Speaking concerning the course of that went into the making of Omo Ghetto, Funke Akindele mentioned, “I grew to become the PA, make-up assistant, wardrobe supervisor. I styled the film, designed the manufacturing, as a result of that is what I reside for. I gave my all the pieces to Omo Ghetto: The Saga. I had sleepless nights, swollen eyes.”

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Taking part in a number of roles paid off but it surely took a toll on the actress. She revealed that shuffling in between roles required her studying new issues and consistently going past her capability. She mentioned, “I skilled for a month for all of the combat sequences. I needed to combat for a month with all people. I needed to jog. I needed to shed weight. I needed to be within the image. I used to be directing, acting- sooner or later, I virtually handed out. They needed to carry ice and put throughout me.”

Nevertheless, this didn’t cease the actress’ pursuit of constructing the now blockbuster film. She advised Chude about how she saved pushing and giving her group the motivation they wanted to maintain going. The outcome was the highest-grossing film in Nigeria leisure historical past.


At present, Funke Akindele is a family identify within the film business and continues to help different upcoming actors and actresses.

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