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I used to be “queen” of auditions and “wakapass” roles –Funke Akindele-Bello

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Nollywood actress and producer Funke Akindele-Bello, has revealed how she struggled in the early years of her acting career.

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Speaking about how she almost gave up acting, Akindele-Bello noted that her mother was among those, who encouraged her not to quit the industry.

The talented actor made the revelation recently on her YouTube channel when she talked about how she used to attend several auditions, hoping to get a prominent role. According to her, she often ended up being disappointed until she got her big break in a soap opera titled ‘I need to know’.

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“I am going to be very personal here, talk about some things I’ve been through in life and liken them to whatever you are going through right now.

“Many young people are going through a lot to survive. Struggles, challenges, obstacles and they may want to give up.

“I want you to look at me and my story. When I started acting in 1998, I remember how I struggled to get up there, I got a lot of “no’s”. I was the ‘queen’ of auditions and ‘wakapass’ roles. I would read so well and people will clap, I will be so excited and would think when I get the list, I would get a supporting role. But all I got were roles like church extracts. I remember crying on those occasions.

“But my mother would tell me that I’ve got the passion and it is a God-given talent. She would give me money for my transport fare; sometimes I would trek to some places then take a bus to meet up.

“I could count the number of shoes I had then, maybe two or three. But today, the story has changed. Things changed for me positively.

“After ‘I need to know’, I didn’t get any more roles, I went down; I got back to attending auditions and lobbying, calling people and knocking on doors but none opened. I felt I had lost my chance.

“I can remember going for a project and I met an actress who spoke to the producer on my behalf. I remember going to Oshogbo for the movie, I packed all my clothes, I was so happy because I was told I was going to play a supporting role. I got there, and we were supposed to film but something happened to the generator and we couldn’t film. I was waiting to be called to film in my hotel room but they did not.

“On the fifth day, they called me and I was shocked. I was asked to play the role of a secretary in two scenes. This was after playing a major role in ‘I need to know’. It was devastating for me, I was crying but an actor advised me to take it.

“I took the stipends I was given and went back to Lagos. There were different situations like that where I could have given up but my mother’s words kept encouraging me till I got my big break to produce my own movie.

“So, do not give up, be expectant,” she said.

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Lynxxx and Genevieve are now Dating

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The Main character in the movie “Lion’s heartGenevieve Nnaji is reported to be dating Nigerian singer Lynxxx as the single mother of one was spotted in a video posted on the singer instant story and photos posted on instagram together with the “Fine lady” Crooner.

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The artist took to social media to share photos of them together and posted video of both of them together on his instant story 

The photo was first shared by Lynxxx and he simply captioned it with a love smiley. This got the attention of many of his followers, celebrities alike. And some are ready asking when is the D-Day.

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This would not be the first time Genevieve would be rumored to be dating a singer. It was once well publicised in the media that she dated Dbanj, in his Mo’Hits days.

Just in time as well, Recall few weeks ago, the hip-hop recording artist Lynxxx, born Chukie Edozien made a comeback to the music scene with “She Likes” featuring alte artiste, BOJ.

The song, it was rumoured was composed for Genevieve Nnaji. Lynxxx made a name for himself with his self-styled Jollof music on his label Syndik8 records; rapping and singing about the high life.

However, he made a turn around in 2015 when he gave his life to Christ.

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See first time photos of Shan George since her spine Surgery

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Popular Nollywood actress Shan George has posted photo of her self stepping out ever since her spine surgery in Abuja.

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The presents of some fellow Nollywood acts around her made her sprite high and her joy unmeasured as Segun Arinze, Mercy Johnson alone side her dear husband was present at the hospital.

Th footage yet to be updated shown her trying to work and her husband helping her.

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Kizz Daniel Reacts to Impregnating fashion Stylist

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Controversial Nigerian pop singer Kizz Daniel who parent record label is G World wild has finally reacted to the reports that he impregnated a lady identified as Poshmerald, a fashion stylist who is said to be due at some point in October.

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In his reaction, Kizz Daniel took to Twitter to say; “how many people I don give belle like this? Una no dey Taya (Don’t you get tired)?”

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Kizz Daniel has been rumored to impregnat a few ladies in the past including singer Chidinma Ekile, which all turned out to be false…

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