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Funke Akindele reveals advice D’banj gave her that made Jenifa big hit

Funke Akindele reveals advice D'banj gave her that made Jenifa big hit 1

Nigerian actress and producer, Funke Akindele, aka Jenifa, has showered praise on D’banj as he supported her in making ‘Jenifa’ a brand.

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The actress attended D’banj’s 20th music anniversary event and recounted how she met him for the first time and he gave her the advice that changed her life.

She said after the big break with ‘Jenifa’ in 2009, Nigerian politician, Folorunsho ‘Folly’ Coker invited her to his club where she met D’banj for the first time.

D’banj told her to not let go of the brand as it could feed her for the rest of her life and she took the advice.

Funke Akindele has since gone ahead to make a successful series around ‘Jenifa’ along with other side projects tied to it.

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Netizens react;

@kehindetosin: “That advice changed the game not for just her but everybody because a lot of people followed her foot step not even knowing that it was D’banj that saw the future. God bless D’banj and every unsung hero out there.”

@seun_dmummy: “I personally love Funke with all my blood, she is full of Wisdom and intelligence”

@official_jayvee91: “This is the kind of person that everyone needs in their corner. If you don’t have one around you then is time to let go and allow new wine. We love you D’banji and aunty Funke”

@pmwandla: “Funke a.k.a Taraji P Henson thank for that message..God uses people here on earth …we love your work Funke”

@aronikeee: “Lesson learnt do not despise people in their days of little beginning”

@gotrendyhighlights: “Because it’s Funke, I had to listen cos I will learn something eventually. I really feel everybody should have a friend or a person like D’banj in there lives. Someone who gives u that PUSHHHH’ gives that… You can do it’ thing. Cos i mean it just reawakens that Bigger you.”

@wigsbymoh2: “My darling aunty Funke, I will forever love you you are my joy giver”

jummiesfabrics: “Food for thought ;Invest in people you will get it in returns.Don’t worry about those that will not acknowledge your
support The ones that will do ,will do with a resounding gratitude”

@okunlayafkyle: “I love funke Akindele too much, she is just so articulate and appreciative”

@thayor_×: “That’s my queen”

@aderonkealaga: “When you have a brand you milk it, you nurture it, you let people see the greatness in it thanks Aunty Funke another quote I will always work on”

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