My latest film was farewell – Funke Akindele

Nigerian actress Funke Akindele has revealed that her recent film “Battle on Bukka Street” is farewell from the movie industry.

Funke made this known in an interview with Punch stating that the decision will allow her to focus fully on her political ambition.

“So, ‘Battle on Buka Street’ is like a farewell because I am going to be the next deputy governor of Lagos State” she said.

She added that she would still be present to guide young talents in the industry.

“A great change has happened positively if you noticed. From being an actor, I also write, produce, direct, and discover new faces. So, I have passed the baton of production to the young people because I have moved into politics now. Yes, I will be in the background to advise and supervise them, but let them be the face, let us celebrate them, are you not tired of seeing old faces?” She added.

The producer and actress also explained how tedious it was shooting the movie.

“It was tedious; I filmed ‘Battle on Buka Street’ when I was really down, emotionally I was down, and this was before politics. So, rather than sitting down crying, I had to braze up because a lot of young people are looking up to me in the entertainment industry as we do work together” she mentioned. 

Funke Akindele is aspiring for the next Peoples Democratic Party’s Deputy Governorship in Lagos state.

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