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‘It’s Always A Plus Working With Funke Akindele’ – Actress Mercy Johnson


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Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson, has revealed some interesting facts about the acting and directing skills of her colleague, Funke Akindele in the upcoming movie ‘Battle on Buka Street’.

Naija News reports that ‘Battle on Buka Street’, which is directed by Funke Akindele, tells the story of two women who found themselves at loggerheads when they set up a food business on the same street causing commotion and rivalry between their families.

Mercy Johnson, who played one of the lead roles, took to Instagram to share some details about her character ‘Awele’.

The mother of four described her character as a grumpy personality who is very upset and unhappy with where she is in life.

She also noted that her character (Awele) complains about everything around her, notwithstanding, she likes the fact that Awele lives her truth.

Speaking about her experience with Funke Akindele on the movie set, Mercy said the mother of two imbibes her directing creativity and acting prowess into other actors to come out with exploits.

She added that it is always a plus for her while working with people like Funke.

In her words: “My character is a very grumpy character, she is a very upset woman who is unhappy with where she is in life and complains about virtually everything around her. I like the fact that Awele lives her truth and says her truth.

“Funke Akindele Bello was an actor now also directing her project and other projects. I always say when an actor becomes a director is a plus for any actor she is directing because, for somebody like her who is top-notch when it comes to acting when she gives her creativity as a director and prowess as an actor it sums up those things and imbibes it into you as an actor in her film you can imagine what you come out with, you come out with exploits so it’s always a plus working with people like her directing me.”

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