My Latest Movie A Farewell, I’m Next Lagos Deputy Governor – Funke Akindele
Actress cum politician Funke Akindele speaks on her latest movie, ‘Battle on Buka Street’, describing the movie as a farewell project as she joins politics during interview with Deji Lambo.
How did you come about your new movie?
I am excited about my new movie titled ‘Battle on Buka Street.’ A young guy called Jack owns the original story. The guy is a newbie in the entertainment industry and the talents we showcased on ‘Battle on Buka Street’ are young and fresh.
Nollywood should get ready for the new faces. Working with young people has really touched my life; so, anytime I hear that they have something new to work on, I quickly jump on it and support them.
How involved are you in this project?
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?