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Funke Akindele Heartbroken As She Loses Mom, Family Shares Details


Funke and Mother

It is difficult time for Nollywood actress and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) deputy governorship candidate, Funke Akindele, as she loses her mother, Adebanjo-Akindele.

Naija News reports that this was made known by Funke’s elder sister, Olubunmi Akindele in a statement shared on Instagram on Tuesday evening.

According to the statement released on behalf of the family, their mother died on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.

The statement reads: “It is with heavy hearts, but in total submission to God Almighty that the ADEBANJO and AKINDELE families announce the passing of their daughter, mother, grandmother and sister, DR. R B ADEBANJO-Akindele,which occured on Tuesday 07 February 2023.

“May her gentle soul begin its rest eternal in peace. Amen. Obsequies in honour of her passing shall be announced in due course –

“Olubunmi Akindele

“For: The Family”

Funke Akindele Narrates How Personal Challenge Broke

Meanwhile, Funke Akindele has recalled a personal challenge she encountered while on the set of Battle of Buka street.

According to the mother of two in a recent interview, she had filmed the famous market scene in the movie with a very broken heart, adding that she had to summon courage to continue shooting.

Funke noted that it was the last day of filming and was supposed to be a day of victory but ended up differently.

She said: “The major challenge while shooting Battle on Buka street was the famous market scene, a scene I filmed when I was very sad.

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“It was one of my saddest days on earth, something very personal happened, I broke down heavily and I couldn’t film and I told myself Funke, challenges will come but don’t let them deter you, so I braced up, summoned up courage and filmed the scene.”