Funke Akindele, Juliana Oloyede Mend Fences

Funke Akindele and Juliana Olayode

Popular Nollywood actress Funke Akindele has responded to the public apology tendered by her junior colleague, Juliana Oloyede, after years of strained relations between them. Akindele, known for her role in the sitcom “Jenifa’s Diary,” expressed her fondness for Oloyede and indicated that she missed her in a heartfelt Instagram post.

In her reaction to Oloyede’s apology, Akindele shared a playful and affectionate message, expressing her love and longing for her junior colleague. She stated, “My Juliana. I miss you. I will bite you. omo mi. I love you. See you soon.” This response from Akindele suggests a desire for reconciliation and the rekindling of their professional and personal bond.

Oloyede, appreciative of Akindele’s warm gesture, responded with gratitude and affection, referring to her senior colleague as her mother. She wrote, “Lol, my mama, I love, love, love you. Thank you for being a mother.” This exchange reflects the mutual respect and admiration shared between the two actresses.

Furthermore, Oloyede expressed her faith and optimism in their renewed relationship, declaring that their reunion is covered with the blood of Jesus and that nothing will break it. Her unwavering commitment to reconciliation and the preservation of their bond is evident in her comment.

Other members of the Nollywood community also chimed in to show support for the reunion between Akindele and Oloyede. Actress Adebimpe Oyebade-Adedimeji, popularly known as Mo Bimpe, expressed pride in Oloyede and extended her love to both actresses.


Oloyede had taken to her Instagram page to publicly apologize to Akindele and shed light on the issues that led to their estrangement. She acknowledged Akindele’s significant role in propelling her into the limelight and expressed her shock at the level of fame she attained at a young age. Oloyede also revealed the lack of industry knowledge she possessed at the time and the influence of her misguided guardian in their falling out.

In her apology, Oloyede specifically addressed the hurt caused by an email that was sent without her knowledge to Scene One TV, the producers of “Jenifa’s Diary.” She expressed deep regret for any pain she caused Akindele and sought forgiveness for her actions.

The responses from both Akindele and Oloyede, as well as the supportive comments from fellow actors, signify a positive step toward reconciliation within the Nollywood community. Fans and industry observers eagerly await the anticipated reunion and collaboration between these talented actresses, hoping for a renewed partnership in future projects.


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