Nollywood Actress Funke Akindele has undoubtedly paid her dues as a leading light in the nation’s Entertainment Industry accompanied with a lot of achievements and successes however those achievements have not been replicated in Funke’s marital journey following her failed marriage to Kehinde Oloyede until this week. Earlier this week, news filtered around that Funke Akindele, who has long been linked to be in a romantic relationship with JJC Skillz, has secretly married him in a private wedding that only had family members and close friends in attendance in London.
It is therefore unsurprising that the low-key ceremony had taken place that way as both celebrities (Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz) had previously tried to protect what they share with each other from the prying eye of the public. Apart from doing what many Nigerian Celebrities think is the best nowadays (take their private life off the public eye) Funke Akindele’s situation is that of someone that is once bitten twice shy and has learnt her lessons from the mistakes she made from her first marriage.
Since been spotted with a mystery man that turned out to be the aforementioned Kehinde Oloyede in April 2012, their affair became a public one and their wedding ceremony one month afterwards was a trending event despite the best efforts of Funke Akindele and her family members to limit public presence at the event as the wedding was attended by a lot of journalists. Just like how the event was a public one, her divorce less than a year after the wedding was also highly publicised prompting Funke Akindele to become tight-lipped about her love life henceforth. Speaking as recently as April 2016 with the Punch Newspapers, she said: “I really don’t like discussing about my private life anymore because it pays to keep that part of your life secret.”
“A lot of people are watching and sometimes you read a lot of negative comments about you which could make you want to derail, so it is better to keep matters of the heart close to the heart.
“I am the one in it and I know what is good for me. I am sorry I don’t want to talk about anything that has to do with my private life.” she concluded.
One can hardly blame Funke Akindele for staying private about her second marriage to new husband JJC Skillz as experience has taught her well like the best teacher it is. She has learnt to hold dear what matters most to her, which is love.