Highly celebrated Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, has disclosed that studying Law at the University was to please her father, who wanted her to be a lawyer. The talented act said she has always had passion for entertainment.
Funke Akindele stated that even though she does not have the intention to practice what she studied in school, but she enjoys it, adding that Law is interesting and beautiful, which she reflects in her stories in movies.
The actress praised her mum who she said understood and gave her the opportunity to try her hands in acting, which eventually paid off.
Funke Akindele, who started her acting career in the English speaking sector of the Nigerian film industry, which many regard as the core Nollywood, stated that she did not get the needed fame from that area and got frustrated.
According to her, she left for the Yoruba speaking aspect of Nollywood because she felt that there was no place for her in the core Nollywood.
The actress got a big break in the movie industry after she released her self-produced flick, ‘Jenifa’, and is now very busy in the English speaking area of the film industry in Nigeria.
She explained that the difference between the two industries is that those who act in English movies are better paid, while those in the Yoruba sector make more money through movie production.
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