Celebrities go agog for Funke Akindele as she clocks 41
Written by Isaac Izoya.
The social media was agog on Thursday with birthday wishes from notable entertainers in the Nigerian entertainment industry to Nollywood actress Olufunke Akindele Bello on her 41st birthday. The actress cum producer was born on Aug. 24, 1976, in Ikorodu, Lagos State. She took her Instagram account to share a video of herself dancing to celebrate her birthday saying, ” #throwback !! It’s my birthday!! All glory to God!! #ilovemylife#iamdoingitagain Songs by my hubby” She came into the limelight after featuring in a popular United Nations Population Fund-sponsored sitcom: “I Need to Know’’, which ran from 1998 to 2002. Her popularity was recently boosted when she won the best actress in a leading role in the African Movie Academy Award for her popular record breaking movie “JENIFA’’. Bello acquired a National Diploma in Mass Communication from the Ogun State Polytechnic, and later a degree in law from the University of Lagos.
Popular actress Mercy Aigbe, took to her twitter handle to express her wish for the celebrant, “Happy birthday my super woman, thank you for being amazing you’’.
Talented actress and movie producer, Uche Jombo Rodrigues on her twitter page, “ Jenifa!!!!! Birthday girl, ujlovers show this sister of mine love @funkeakindele you deserve every blessing, love, favour and grace, love U.’’ An indigenous telecommunication giant in the country on which Bello is a brand ambassador also sent her birthday wishes: “Happy Birthday #Jenifa @funkejenifaakindele wishing you all the very best today and always. Glo Up.#HappyBirthdayJenifa’’. Also, a Nigerian blogger, Uchenna Eze, founder of `BellaNaija’ wrote on her handle @bellanaija, “Happy Birthday@funkeakindele! Sending love & light your way#BellaNaija.’’ Nollywood actress, producer, and singer, Andrea Chika Chukwu, on her twitter page @OfficalCHICA said, “happy anniversary to my girl/sister/friend @funkeakindele #omalicha and my brother @jjcskillzhttps’’. The celebrant’s husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skills expressed his birthday wishes on his twitter handle @JJCSKILLZ. He wrote, “weda dey like am, weda dey no like am o. We are celebrating your birthday, it’s your birthday…’’.