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Nigerian director and actress, Funke Akindele has spoken out about her divorce from her former husband JJC Skillz.

Funke Akindele has been in the spotlight for weeks following the release of her film “A Tribe Called Judah”. She has had many accomplishments in her life, but she has also had some setbacks, including two failed marriages.

Funke Akindele recently spoke with Joyce on Wazobia about these “failures” and why she doesn’t perceive them as such.

According to Funke Akindele:

“If you don’t fail, you can’t be successful. You have to keep trying. Like when a child is trying to walk, the child will walk small and just fall off. So it’s normal for you to fall but you just have to pick yourself and rise again.

For me, I see failure, I see challenges, I see obstacles, as part of life. My mum raised me like that. My mum will say if you do not fail, if you do not fall, you cannot succeed. So you have to keep going. And note, I do not even see the failures.

If you ask me now can you tell me one failure, I don’t see it as a failure. My personal life – marriage, I just take it as it comes. My mental health is very important. My career is very important, darling. I have to make an impact. I have to empower a lot of people. I have to inspire young people out there. I have to stay strong for my children and my siblings. Why am I living? I have a purpose, so my head is up. Yes I cry, yes I break down, but after I cry, I just look in the mirror and say “Keep moving”.

 

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