Star Nollywood actress Funke Akindele is in the news for multiple reasons at the same time. On one hand is the news of her rocky marriage to her husband JJC Skillz, as revealed by Skillz, another has it she’s being considered as the PDP candidate for Deputy-Governor in the Lagos gubernatorial elections come 2023, while the biggest one has her and some of her Nollywood colleagues receiving invitations to join the prestigious Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences.
Taking to social media for the first time since all these reports became public convo #1, Funke celebrated her making the elite squad.
“Wow! I’m so happy getting an invitation as a member of THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES (class of 2022) under the category of ACTORS, is such a BIG DEAL. Thank you @theacademy @realchiomaude I’m so honored!”
The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences extends a yearly invitation to deserving members of the global film community. This year, it’s invitation was to 397 film artists from 54 different countries. Among those invited this year are Nollywood’s very own Funke Akindele, Daniel K. Daniel, and Blessing Egbe.