The mother of Nollywood actress and PDP deputy candidate for governor of Lagos, Funke Akindele has passed away.
The actress’s older sister, Olubunmi Akindele, shared the news on her official Instagram page on Tuesday night.
The statement read, “It is with heavy hearts, but in total submission to God Almighty that the ADEBANJO and AKINDELE families announce the passing of their daughter, mother, grandmother and sister, DR. R B ADEBANJO-Akindele, which occurred on Tuesday 07 February 2023.”
In another tweet, she wrote some tributes to their loving mother highlighting a life well-lived.
M A A M I!!!!!!!!!!!!
You LIVED, you LOVED and you INSPIRED!!!!!!!
Abiyaamo otito …… Motherhood PERSONIFIED!!!!!
A rare gem so BRAVE and PRAYERFUL!! A true LEGEND!!
My ‘no nonsense ‘ disciplinarian!
For you, it was all about US…… Our joy, comfort and success makes you happy!!!! You sacrificed a lot for us mum!!!
Thank you for all you were to US ….
You ran a good race and we appreciate and celebrate you mum!!
Rest well MUM we miss you so bad!
She further wrote that the obsequies in honour of their mother’s passing would be announced in due course.
The cause of her death has not been made public, and Funke herself is yet to comment on the tragedy as of the time of this report.
Recall that on December 7, 2019, after a brief illness, Funke Akindele’s father, Godwin Akindele, who was a retired school principal with Ikorodu roots also passed away.
May her gentle soul begin its eternal rest in peace.