Don’t call me proud, I was Funke Akindele’s ‘maid’ before I became an actress – Toyo Baby
“I lived with Aunty Funke while set was on, so I counted it my duty to clean the house. She lived in a duplex at Chevron at that time, so I cleaned the entire house. Sweeping and moping from room to room.
“Scrubbing bathroom after bathroom. I arranged wardrobe after wardrobe, laid one bed after another. You would not know any of these if I am not saying this. I did all this with joy. She was special to me and you serve those you love.”
The actress also explained how she did make up on some occasions on set of Jenifa’s Diary, washed clothes for her boss and massaged her on occasions when the latter was tired.
“On set, on some occasions, when I was not acting, I was fanning and dabbing the faces of other actresses (including extras). So, this is for those that have accused me of being proud.
“We had a misunderstanding and I cannot disclose what happened without Aunty Funke’s permission. But if you read all I said in the post, you would gather that we were quite close. And when two people get that close, misunderstandings are bound to occur.”
The Ogun-indigene described how ‘Aunty Funke’, as she referred to Funke Akindele in her post, was her benefactor, coach, adviser and big sister.
“Aunty Funke met me for the first time at the auditions of Jenifa’s Diary (she did not know me prior to that day). She saw my talent and believed in me. I worked with her for years; she trained me and helped me in becoming a better actress. She made it a duty to correct me and coach me on being better.”
“All I have said, you can confirm. 100% truth and uncensored, My name has been tarnished by liars and bloggers seeking traffic.”