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Poverty, failure my greatest fears

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Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele is one role interpreter who has stayed relevant over the years  The award winning actress and film maker has said poverty and failure are her greatest fears.

In her words: “To be successful, you must be sure that you really have the talent. You need to ask yourself if indeed, you can do it. Also, you must be patient and focused. You need to grow and learn. You also need to find what motivates you. As for me, my greatest fears are that of poverty and failure. Yes, there are times one would want to give up but my mum once told me that Rome was not built in a day, so one has to keep working hard.

“You also have to be professional at all times. Properly read and digest your scripts before going on stage or camera”, she told Punch

Sharing her greatest challenge, the Jenifa actress said: “Being an actress, one doesn’t have privacy. Everybody wants to know everything about one and what one is doing and that can be quite challenging.”

Akindele was born on August 24, 1977, in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria.Funke is the second of three children (two girls and one boy). Akindele’s mother is a Medical Doctor while her father is a retired School Principal.

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