Toyin Abraham clears air on “beef” with Funke Akindele


Against the belief of some individuals that there is a bone of contention between Nollywood heavyweights, Funke Akindele-Bello and Toyin Abraham.

Toyin Abraham has however come out to clear the air, stating that Akindele-Bello is her senior colleague and she looks up to her.

In an interview, she stated that Akindele-Bello is one of the few people in the Nigerian movie industry that she respects a lot. She stated that whenever she sees her in public, she kneels down to greet her as a sign of respect.

The filmmaker is clearing the air shortly after her colleague, Iyabo Ojo, made assertions that Akindele-Bello paid a movie review platform to trash Abraham’s recent movie, “The Ghost and The Tout Too”.

Abraham said, “She is my senior colleague and she is someone I respect a lot; so, I do not know what people are talking about, trust me. She is one of the few people I look up to. Sometimes, people do not understand that we are colleagues and not family. So, you cannot be talking to all your colleagues. We talk, we follow each other.

“If I see her, I will kneel down and say, ‘Aunty Funke se wa okay,’ (meaning Aunty Funke are you okay?). A lot of people do not understand that we are working in the same space; we do not have to be close friends. When we see ourselves we greet each other. Forget social media, trust me.”

By Damilola Olufemi