Funke Akindele-Bello, a Nigerian actress, has spoken up about her first failed marriage with ex-husband Adeola Oloyede.
During an interview with Chude Jideonwo on his show #WithChude, Akindele-Bello warned young women against rushing into marriage due to pressure. She explained what went wrong in her first marriage as an example.
“You know, I just wanted to get married,” Akindele-Bello said. “I want to do things right, have children and all that; and I went into the (first) marriage, it didn’t work fine, it ended in a very bad way, in social media, the noise was everywhere. I was filming and somebody called me and told me, I wanted to die!”
Akindele-Bello revealed that she cried and lost some good deals then, but it didn’t break her.
Akindele-Bello advised young women not to be pressured to get married; “get married because you want to get married, get married because you love him, you want to spend the rest of your life with him. Don’t get married because mummy and daddy are saying get married or your friend just got married, have children because you want to have children, you want to be blessed with children, you love children”.
“Don’t have children because the society will say “ah she’s barren oh, 12 years 6 years e never marry” ignore the gossips, ignore the naysayers, give them “sorry the middle finger, I don’t care”. Yes, ignore because you have your life, do what makes you happy”.
Funke Akindele married Oloyede, a Lagos-based businessman, in 2012, however, the marriage lasted barely 413 days due to abuse allegations.
Funke Akindele, on the other hand, found love again in 2016 when she married music singer Abdulrasheed Bello, also known as JJC Skillz.