Nollywood comic actor, Princess born Damilola Adekoya has recounted how veteran actress, Funke Akindele treated her after her marriage hit the rock.
Speaking in an interview with Chude Jideonwo, she narrated how she became devastated following her divorce from her estranged husband, Adeshola Jeremiah, and how Funke Akindele served as her source of strength.
Princess explained that the actress used her experience to compare hers just to make her feel relieved because it was trying times for her.
According to her, Funke was willing to book a flight for her to come over to Enugu State where she was shooting at that time just to make sure she will be cheered up.
She said, “Funke Akindele called me and I’m sure she’ll remember, she called me and said princess kilonshele, I heard you almost cried yourself to death. Chude I’m telling you, I cried I became sick and lost weight. I said “ah Funke”, I told her in Yoruba, I said my life is ended.
“She said why will you say that, I said can’t you see what happened to my marriage, and then she said didn’t you hear what happened to mine. I said Funke your own is different, you can’t compare yourself to me, atleast you stayed in your husbands house for a year. And she said what are you talking about Princess? And she said to me, im in Enugu shooting, please let me pay for your flight ticket, come and meet me, I said ah I don’t think I’ll be able to come, she said ah what are you doing, I said im washing, she said kilonfo, I said I’m just washing, she said where are you going, I’m not going anywhere, i was in that house wearing just one clothe. She said Princess mi o understand. Princess, please let me pay for your ticket, come and meet me in Enugu, I’m shooting, we’lll talk.
“Then I heard people calling her saying Funke we are ready, so she said, ‘Princess shey o Na wa? Call me’.
“I didn’t call her.”