Nollywood star actress, Funke Akindele-Bello popularly known as Jenifa has revealed secrets of how she maintains a happy home with her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, JJC Skillz.
The popular actress revealed that she is usually quick to apologize to her husband whenever they have a disagreement.
Though she agreed that she is the one that gets angry more and faster, once she has spoken her mind, she’s ready to move on to other issues.
“When we have disagreements, I apologize first. You know me; it is mouth that I have. I will say everything and just let it go and my anger span is very short but Abdul’s own is longer, so, he takes his time before he gets angry. Abdul does not get angry easily, he takes things easy.
“And Abdul knows how to communicate better; so, if I am having issues with someone I am working with, I usually go and report the person to him. I ask him, ‘what do we do now because you know that I don’t know how to talk o.’ Then he tells me to calm down and goes to talk to the person,” the actress said during an interview session with Your View TVC programme.
She added that her husband is a very caring and understanding man who supports her in making their output better, noting that she is more of a creative person while her husband is a technical person.
Jenifa disclosed her husband is “very understanding and he is a very good man,” adding that “For Abdul and me; I am the major producer, Abdul does not produce, he does not even like it. He is a director, he is so technical. I am very creative, he is very technical and he is very good.”
She went ahead to describe a practical working scenario involving her and her husband, explaining that “As a co-director with Abdul, if I do not want something, I tell him. Like I keep nagging, where is your shot list, where is your shot list? We have to get this shot list. I say it like two days before; I tell him let us talk about the shot list but he says, ‘Yo, Yo, I am coming.’ With his accent, but he has everything in his head. So, when we get to the set, I tell him what I want us to do but he will reply saying, ‘Yo, Yo see this place is small. We have to manage it’.
“I tell him, ‘Skillz, ma so be (don’t say so); let us do it from here.’ But he will say ‘Babe, please calm down, calm down.’ Sometimes I tell him, ‘Fi ooyinbo le, leave English’.”
“You should not command people to do things; you should communicate in a subtle way. You should not be defensive, you should not nag. So, I tell my husband things I do not like and he does so the same way,” Akindele-Bello stated.