Our #WomanCrushWednesday for this week is no other than multiple-award-winning actress Funke Akindele Bello aka Jenifa.
Funke Akindele became popular after featuring in a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom – I Need to Know – which ran from 1998 to 2002. She played Bisi, a curious but highly intelligent student. Funke’s big break came in 2009 from the movie titled Jenifa which earned her an award for Best Actress in a leading role at the Africa Movie Academy Award. Funke Akindele has over a 100 movies to her credit as actress, writer and producer.
Funke Akindele also plays the lead character in the hit TV show Jenifa’s Diary, alongside Fisayo Ajisola, Falz, Lolo and more. The show is a spin-off from the movie titled Jenifa.
Last year December, Funke and her husband, JJC Skills (Abdul Rasheed Bello) welcomed their twins. Controversy has it that she had a surrogate Mum to carry her twins after failed IVFs. It was further revealed that she decided to opt for surrogacy after she allegedly lost a pregnancy with twins in 2017 and lost another pregnancy with a set of triplet, four months after.
Either way, we are proud to know that she did not give up on #motherhood and sort other ways of becoming one; that is if the story is true.
Funke was 41years old when her twins were born.
Thank you @funkeakindele for letting future #oldermoms know that they too can find the joys of motherhood through other means than self.
You sure rock motherhood!