Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde shortly known as Funke Akindele who has always been a simple and respectable actress openly hails Genevieve calling her a senior colleague. Funke Akindele locally known as “jenifer” from the famous “Jenifer’s Diary” has worked herself to fame even after her first failed marriage. A popular blogger tweeted with photos of Genevieve and Funke asking viewers to choose their favorite between Funke and Genevieve Nnaji. Funke commented Genevieve is her senior colleague “ wetin you dey settle? Nnagi is my senior colleague and actor. Respect all day and all night ”, therefore she sees her as an idol she looks up to.
Funke’s comment on this blogger’s tweet has made people to criticize her as well as has made others to praise her saying she did an honorable thing. Akindele’s comment is out of her respect for Genevieve due to the good relationship they share as colleagues. Despite the fact that they are both famous, rich and popular, Funke has a lot of respect for Genevieve whom she terms her senior colleague whom she can never compete with; they are both good in their different ways and have their different talents. Funke is the queen of comedy while Genevieve is the queen of romance.
Funke has won many awards including; African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for Best Actress in a leading role, Nigerian Entertainment Award for Best Actress, Best of Nollywood Awards, Zulu African film academy Awards, Naija FM Awards, Africa Entertainment Legend Award, Ghana movies award, and Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award (AMVCA). Genevieve on the other hand has won popular online choice, Nigerian Entertainment awards and Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award. Though Funke has won more local awards in Nigeria, Genevieve Nnaji’s film is the first to have been considered for an Oscar though it was later disqualified for featuring too much English instead of a language that portrays Africa.
Funke Akindele calling Genevieve a senior colleague is however a smart way to react to the famous blogger’s post to avoid quarrels, competition and a rift between them. Her comment also shams the blogger for trying to cause division among their fans. Social media is one of the means blogger’s use to criticize superstars and spoil their reputation out of every little thing they say or do and Funke being a humble and wise woman knows best how to deal with them and that explains why she describes Genevieve as her senior Colleague