Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele Bello needs no introduction as she has with time carved an niche for herself in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
In a recent chat, the movie icon while advising the younger generation, hinted on how much her new husband, JJC Skillz had impacted her life and career.
She said: ” There is time for everything, so, do not rush. Just take life easy. Don’t let people pressure you into doing something you do not believe. I’ve tried to push a lot of things, but when I met my husband, he changed things for me, in the sense that when I’m rushing to get things done, he’ll be like “Calm down, calm down; things will fall in place”, and indeed things have been falling in place. So, calm down!”
Also speaking on her greatest accomplishment as an actor as well as life as a mother of twins, Mrs. Bello says she it is being able to impact the lives of young people, and helping them to nurture their talent.
“I achieve this by giving them an opportunity. I have my production outfit, and with every series from Scene One production, I try to empower as many people as possible. That’s a great accomplishment for me.
As a creative person, sometimes, I get stuck.
I’ve experienced it a lot, but this year has been mad! Because, after the arrival of my babies, I went back to work immediately. What I do when I feel stuck is I dump the work, take a walk, and go for a swim. I also enjoy watching excellent TV series like ‘Greenleaf.’ After the short break, my inspiration can happen the next day, in the shower. I can start thinking about what to do with characters, and what their next moves should be before you know it, I’m bursting with fresh new ideas.”
Keen to know the three things one will always find in Funke Akindele purse?
Her response: “That’ll be my power bank, chewing gum and hair lotion.”