Following rumors on social media that there is a ‘silent beef’ between Funke Akindele-Bello and Toyin Abraham, Toyin has stated that there is nothing of such rather she made it clear that Funke is her senior colleague and she looks up to her.
In an interview with Abraham, she mentioned that Akindele-Bello is one of the very few persons in the Nigerian movie industry that she looks up to and respects a lot.
She also stated thar anytime they come in contact with each other in public, she goes on her knees to greet her as a sign of respect.
“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.”
She made this known shortly after her friend and colleague, Iyabo Ojo, made claims that Akindele-Bello paid a movie review platform to rubbish Abraham’s recent movie, The Ghost and The Tout Too.