Juliana Olayode Apologizes to Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele and Juliana Olayode

In a heartfelt post on her Instagram page, actress Juliana Olayode, known for her role in the popular sitcom “Jenifa’s Diary,” has publicly apologized to her former boss, Funke Akindele. The two had a falling out some years ago, leading to Juliana’s removal from the show.

Sharing her apology, Juliana expressed her gratitude to Funke for playing a pivotal role in launching her career when she was just a teenager. She acknowledged that the fame she attained at such a young age was overwhelming and beyond her comprehension. Juliana humbly asked for Funke’s forgiveness, acknowledging her own mistakes and the wrong advice given by her former manager.

Juliana revealed that her guardian had sent an email to Scene One TV, the producers of “Jenifa’s Diary,” without her knowledge, which caused further misunderstandings. She admitted that her initial understanding of the industry was lacking, and the repercussions of her actions became evident as she navigated her career.

The actress expressed deep remorse for hurting Funke and acknowledged the pain caused by the email that was sent. She took full responsibility for her childish mistakes in the past and extended her sincere apologies. Juliana’s apology emphasized her love and eternal gratitude towards Funke, whom she referred to as her baby forever.


Juliana also disclosed that she had already reconciled with Funke in person. She described their meeting as a heartfelt reunion, where Funke forgave her, embraced her, and even cooked her favorite dishes, including Jollof rice and fried chicken. Juliana expressed her admiration for Funke’s sweet soul and hinted at exciting future projects to anticipate.

The actress concluded her post by clarifying that her intention in making the public apology was not to seek help or intervention from others but to officially acknowledge her mistakes and express her heartfelt remorse. She reiterated her love for Funke and thanked her supporters for their understanding and continued support.

As Juliana Olayode extends her public apology to Funke Akindele, fans and industry observers eagerly await further developments and possible collaborations between the two talented actresses. This display of humility and reconciliation serves as a reminder of the power of forgiveness and growth within the entertainment industry.


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