Funke Akindele has made history on social media.
The 42-year-old cinematographer and actress has become the first-ever Nollywood star to amass a total of ten million followers; on the photosharing app, Instagram.
Funke Akindele aka Jenifer moved ahead of multi-award singer; Ayodeji Balogun also known as Wizkid who has 9.6 million followers.
Jenifer, as she is fondly called, now ranks top with the likes Davido and Tiwa Savage in the new milestone.
Also, the new feat makes her the second most followed Nigerian female personality, with popular singer Tiwa Savage in the top spot.
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See screenshot of her page below.
The 42-year-old comic actress also made a post to appreciate her fans, see video below:
Funke Akindele reveals she almost gave up on acting
Funke Akindele who is best known for her comic character ‘Jenifa’ has revealed some of the ordeals she experienced during the early phase in her career.
She made the revelation recently on her YouTube channel when she talked about how she used to attend several auditions, hoping to get a prominent role.
According to her, she often ended up being disappointed until she got her big break in a soap opera titled ‘I need to know’.
Read what she said below;
“I am going to be very personal here, talk about some things I’ve been through in life and liken them to whatever you are going through right now.
“Many young people are going through a lot to survive. Struggles, challenges, obstacles and they may want to give up.’