Nollywood actress Funke Akindele has postponed her acting career in order to serve as Olajide Adediran’s running mate for the Peoples Democratic Party’s nomination for governor of Lagos State.
The actress declared on Tuesday that she would be running for deputy governor and that her acting career would have to be “necessarily put on hiatus.”
She claimed that she had to make this sacrifice in order to “save” the residents 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 actualization of the urgent mission to rescue our people and our dear state.”
Speaking of 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.”
The Lagos native, who was born in Ikorodu, left out the name of her husband, Bello, when she gave her name at the end of the video.
Her announcement comes two weeks after that of her spouse, Abdulrasheed Bello, better known by his stage as JJC Skillz.