In confirmation to the general belief by some people that there is a ‘silent beef’ borne out of a battle of supremacy between Nollywood heavyweights, Funke Akindele and Toyin Abraham, the latter has totally ignored Akindele’s birthday, despite claims they are in talking times, praizemedia report.
Toyin Abraham who snubbed Akindele’s birthday, however she sent her best wishes to actress Lola OJ who is also marking her birthday today, Wednesday, August 24.
She wrote ; “Happy birthday my darling sis @lolaoj God bless your new age sis,” Abraham captioned a photo of Lola OJ she shared on her verified Instagram page.This move also got fans talking, wondering why she missed to wish Funke Akindele a happy birthday too.
Recall that in an earlier interview, Abraham noted that Akindele is one of the few people in the Nigerian movie industry that she looks up to and respects a lot. She stated that whenever she sees her in public, she kneels down to greet her as a sign of respect.
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Abraham said, “She is my senior colleague and she is someone I respect a lot; so, I do not know what people are talking about, trust me. She is one of the few people I look up to. Sometimes, people do not understand that we are colleagues and not family. So, you cannot be talking to all your colleagues. We talk, we follow each other.
“If I see her, I will kneel down and say, ‘Aunty Funke se wa okay,’ (meaning Aunty Funke are you okay?). A lot of people do not understand that we are working in the same space; we do not have to be close friends. When we see ourselves we greet each other. Forget social media, trust me.”