Actress Funke Akindele-Bello aka Jenifa has explained how she survived the trauma of her failed first marriage.
In an interview with Media Personality, Chude Jideonwo. Funke Akindele Bello advised young ladies not to rush into marriage saying ‘if you rush in you’ll rush out’.
She said her first marriage ended in a bad way on social media.
‘I was actually filming and somebody called me and told me, I cry, you know I wanted to die.’
She added because of the failed marriage, she also lost some good deals.
However, she said she remained strong, stating “I didn’t let it break me.’
Akindele-Bello thanked her mother who encouraged her to focus on her work and move on.
She said she collected a lot of scripts from the South East and that was how she survived that period because she channeled ‘it to work’.
In concluding her interview, she said ‘to the young lady: “Do not be pressured to get married. Get married because you want to get married.
“Ignore the gossips, ignore the naysayers. Give them the middle finger because you have your life, do what makes you happy.”
Akindele-Bello is married to colleague, Abdul Rasheed Bello and they have a set of twins together.