It’s getting clearer by the day that Funke was not joking when she stated that her acting career is on hold.
Actress turned politician Funke Akindele said she will be the next deputy governor of Lagos State in 2023.
The 45-year-old who made this known in an interview with Punch published on Wednesday, December 14 also disclosed that her latest film, Battle on Buka Street was like a farewell.
Funke Akindele talked about how she went from being an actress to a writer, producer, director and now discovering new talents.
She noted that she has passed the “baton of production to young people” to enable her pursue her journey into politics.
In her words:
“A great change has happened positively if you noticed. From being an actor, I also write, produce, direct and discover new faces. So, I have passed the baton of production to the young people because I have moved into politics now.
So, ‘Battle on Buka Street’ is like a farewell because I am going to be the next deputy governor of Lagos State.
“So, I am passing the baton to the new ones because we need to give them an opportunity. Yes, I will be in the background to advise and supervise them, but let them be the face, let us celebrate them, are you not tired of seeing old faces?.”
Directed by Funke Akindele, Battle on Buka Street is a story about two women who found themselves at loggerheads when they set up a food business on the same street causing commotion and rivalry between their families.
Funke confirmed her appointment as the deputy governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a statement shared on Instagram on Tuesday, July 12.