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Oloyode is now begging her to come back, there is a
“spiritual” angle to the saga.
Below are the revelations by Funke Akindele:
In an interview with E24-7 Magazine, she disclosed that
she only enjoyed the marriage in the first 2 months.
“I was abused emotionally and verbally. Really, I felt we
could work things out when the trouble started two
months after the marriage, but I made up my mind and
shut the door of the marriage at him when the trouble
was coming to me too much.
“I stooped to conquer him; buried my fame and name to
make him my husband, but it did not work. At a point in
time, I asked if it’s not the same man that was all over
me before we married.
“He nearly got me off my career. He called me severally;
I did not pick his calls but when he realized my silence
was tormenting him, he took to Facebook. It’s alright.
Ask him when did he come to my house last? He left me
here in my rented apartment with nothing and he will
just dash in and dash out. He gets abusive, caustic
anytime we have a misunderstanding and often told me
to my face, he’s going to his wife in Oshodi.”
At Oshodi, she said, she received a warm welcome from
the wife, Fadekemi, but constant humiliation from
“She [Funke Akindele] was really loved by the kids at
home; she enjoyed taking them out to eateries and
stores. Sometimes, they spent the weekend with her and
she followed them to school. The children will surely miss
her,” our source, close to the family, said. Now that the
cookie has crumbled, Kehinde, she said has been calling
and sending text messages begging her to come back.
“He sent me sms that he has seen a buyer for his house
at Adeniyi Jones for N40million. He asked me if he should
sell it and that if he does, he will buy me a new car and a
rent me a new apartment. Why now? I don’t need all
that, I want my sanity.” After she ignored him, he sent
her another text abusing her and calling her names. “So
you can see that he does not mean well for me,” she re-
E24-7 checks revealed as at Saturday evening Kehinde
was combing the nooks and crannies of Ikorodu to locate
Funke’s dad’s house. He boasted: “I will do anything to
win my wife back.”
Over the past few months, Funke and Kehinde had
started to see things differently so the need to pull out
became inexorably high. It was revealed exclusively to
E24-7 MAGAZINE by sources close to Funke, that she
was ready to go on with Kehinde’s warts and all but for
the fact that loyalty has never been his strong point – his
children from different women tell it all. Kehinde, our
source hinted, has a roving eye when it comes to the
opposite sex and this often causes friction between him
and his celebrity wife.
There are tales about his dalliance with his Personal
Assistant, Funke. Observers of the marriage from
inception feel that when fame and money come to a
meeting point in a relationship, it will result in problems
if the couple are not committed and disciplined.
Moreover, a byproduct of this alliance is usually ego and
it kills celebrity marriages faster than one can open the
pages of tabloids and magazines. But this is not the case
with Funke. “I respect him to the end but he chose to
treat me that way. He said he wanted to clip my wings.”
Funke and Kehinde rarely spent substantial time
together even at the peak of their marriage. Both kept to
hectic schedules by virtue of their chosen professions.
While Funke is often involved in back-to-back shooting
on movie sets, Kehinde jumps from one construction site
to another; pressing buttons for his political ambitions;
and keeping dates with his wife at home and other
women by the side. This sort of arrangement invariably
makes keeping faith with the vows of the union very
difficult. In the long run, suspicion will rear its ugly head
and the couple will eventually drift apart, especially
when they don’t live under the same roof. This is best
exemplified in Funke and Kehinde’s break up.
Besides, Kehinde’s disturbing and haunting pasts have
repeatedly stared Funke right in the face, and according
to E24-7 MAGAZINE’s impeccable source, Funke learnt
shockingly that her once beloved hubby was expelled
from the University of Jos almost as soon as he was
matriculated as a student of the ivory tower. His
admission, according to our source, was faulty right from
the beginning and since that first attempt at tertiary
education went awry, he shut his door at education.
When he returned from Jos, he found strength in his
entrepreneurial skill coupled with the influence and
support of his mother, a market leader and successful
businesswoman; he became an estate developer,
building chains of shops in Oshodi market.
Gradually, he crept into politics and his popularity soared
that he became a well-known grassroots politician and a
great mobilizer. More than twice, Kehinde, who belonged
to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and his
supporters have clashed with the NATIONAL UNION OF
ROAD TRANSPORT WORKERS (NURTW) Treasurer,
Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo an Action Congress of
Nigeria (ACN) loyalist. Kehinde has also contested for
elective posts twice; most recent, was the Oshodi/Isolo
Constituency 1 House of Representatives in 2007 which
he also lost.
Many years after, he reawakened his political ambition
and quickly re-aligned himself by joining the Action
Congress of Nigeria (ACN). To shore up his image, he
found in Funke who has become popular with her movie,
Jenifa and the sequel, The Return of Jenifa, a ready tool.
He convinced the favourite actress to lead him to the
Leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola
Ahmed Tinubu, whom he had assaulted many years ago
during the market women leadership tussle between his
mother, Alhaja Almaroof and the late Iyaloja General
Alhaja Abibat Mogaji.
After he atoned for his ‘sins,’ he joined the train of well-
wishers that went to London to felicitate with the former
governor when one of his sons graduated from a
university in London. Reliable sources told E24-7
MAGAZINE that Kehinde’s lost bid to win the contract to
rebuild Oshodi market really threw him off balance and
that probably made him to turn the heat on his latest
wife, Funke who wanted his attention.
Despite the ill-fated turn that the relationship has taken,
many of Funke’s fans can’t help but wonder if she hadn’t
known that the union was doomed to fail from the onset.
The reason for this thinking is not far-fetched; firstly,
Funke opted for the Muslim marriage even when many
thought that she would go to the court registry to
cement her marriage with Oloyede.
Secondly, sources close to the family said Kehinde was
warned by spiritualists not to venture into the marriage
but he declined and did not share it with Funke. In the
same vein, Funke was told not to go into it by her
parents but she asked them to respect her wish.
And as it plays out, she is free to remarry anytime she
pleases without unnecessary legal impediments. This
and many other factors contribute to the opinion shared
by many of her fans that the delectable thespian knew
that the future of her marriage with Oloyede will not be
as long, colourful and bright as it appeared with all the
glam. [But] it’s just too quick and too fast to break.
Now that the requiem mass has been sung for the once
celebrated union, one cannot but remember the view of
controversial actress, Tonto Dikeh, who declared that:
‘Nollywood brides often marry horribly.’