I Lost Movie Roles Because People Said I’m Ugly – Funke Akindele


Nollywood Actress and filmmaker, Funke Akindele has related how she was denied assuming significant parts during her days as a striving thespian since people tag her as “not fine.”

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Talking in the most recent episode of the TokeMoments podcast, hosted by Toke Makinwa, Akindele said she lost significant jobs even in Yoruba movies in view of her physique.


She reviewed that actress Iyabo Ojo assisted her multiple times during her fights with producers who turned her down in view of her looks.


The ‘Jenifa Diary’ actress said producers were giving her simply minor roles which made her cry.


“I remember people telling me, ‘You are not fine. You don’t have ass. You don’t have boobs. You will not be in this film,” she recalled.


“And, I remember crying. A lot of times I would cry, break down, get into the bathroom and cry.”