2023: Funke Akindele Dumps Acting for Politics

Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, has put her acting career on hold as she becomes the running mate of the Peoples Democratic Party Lagos State governorship candidate, Olajide Adediran.

Confirming her deputy governorship candidacy on Tuesday, the actress stated that her acting career must be “necessarily put on hold”.

According to her, this was a sacrifice she had to make to “rescue” the people of Lagos State.

In the video she shared on her Instagram page on Tuesday, the actress said, “I am not unaware of the cost of this assignment on my vibrant career, which I must now necessarily put on hold.

“It’s a huge personal sacrifice. My resolve is that no sacrifice is too huge for the actualisation of the urgent mission to rescue our people and our dear state.”

Speaking on her reason for accepting the role, Akindele said, “I saw it as an opportunity to help liberate and improve the wellbeing of our people, particularly the deprived youth, women and the girl child.

“My decision is not just to accept this huge responsibility but to also work tirelessly and complement Jandor’s burning desire to see our dear Lagos live up to its full potential.”

Meanwhile, when she said her name at the end of the video, the Ikorodu-born indigene of Lagos didn’t include her husband’s name, Bello.

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