Actress and filmmaker, Funke Akindele, has opened up about her journey to success despite growing up in a broken home.
In a video shared on Instagram, Funke Akindele discussed the inspiration behind her latest film, A Tribe Called Judah.
She revealed that her success is attributed to the way her late mother raised her despite the challenges of coming from a broken home.
“What inspired A Tribe Called Judah? I want to touch on this particular thing that people have against women, this stigmatization of women without husbands who have children from different men and they believe single parents especially the women are useless, they see them as prostitutes and they don’t believe the children can be successful in life.
“I’m from a broken home but I thank God for my mum, you know she raised us well and that’s why I’m successful today, so I just want to touch that part. I want to celebrate single parents and mothers out there, I want them to feel the pains and challenges they face in raising children, especially one with five children from five different men from five different tribes.”
Funke Akindele also shared that one particular scene from the movie reminded her of her mother, especially towards the end when she wanted to pass on.
It is a poignant moment that holds deep significance for the actress.
The sad news of their mother’s passing was announced by Funke Akindele‘s older sister, Olubunmi Akindele, in a statement on February 7th.
The statement read:
“It is with heavy hearts, but in total submission to God Almighty that the ADEBANJO and AKINDELE families announce the passing of their daughter, mother, grandmother and sister, DR. R B ADEBANJO-Akindele, which occurred on Tuesday 07 February 2023.
“May her gentle soul begin its rest eternal in peace. Amen. Obsequies in honour of her passing shall be announced in due course.”