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I have not featured her in any of my movies – Laide Bakare speaks on her strained relationship with Funke Akindele

Laide Bakare, the renowned Nollywood actress, recently opened up about her past work experience with her industry peer, Funke Akindele.

In an exclusive interview with Legit, Laide reminisced about a time when she and Funke maintained a deep friendship in the early stages of their remarkable film careers.

Laide emphasized that there is no animosity between her and Funke Akindele, and she believes that Funke is best suited to explain why she hasn’t cast her in her films.

Recalling a past event where Funke failed to attend her debut film premiere while they were students at the University of Lagos, Laide found it odd that Funke received a call but didn’t show up for the event.

Laide Bakare expressed her admiration for Funke Akindele, noting that as a mother of two, Funke is decisive, knows exactly what she wants, and is proactive in achieving her goals.

She said;

“I don’t know why. We started together, we were close from the beginning. Maybe she works with people she is comfortable with. I don’t know, she is in the best position to answer that. I have also not featured her in any of my movies before. I invited her more than two times. There was a time when I invited her to be my MC.“

There was another time I invited her to my first movie, we were in Unilag then. She packed two different boxes of costumes, and as we were about to get onto the bus, I think she got a call. We spoke about it and she felt it was best she didn’t follow us.

“For me, it was weird. I started seeing her as someone who knows what she wants. She has been able to build herself and it works with her.”

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