Why Funke Akindele and JJC settled for secret London wedding


Funke and JJC.
It’s the best kept showbiz secret of
Everyone suspected they were having
an affair. Yet no one could say for a
fact whether Funke Akindele, divorced
actress of Jenifa fame, and
Abdulrasheed Bello, popularly known
as JJC and father of three kids, were
Blogs and websites speculated, friends
asked and asked, but everyone met one
thing: a brick wall.
There were of course incidents that
appeared to let the cat out of the bag,
but the loud silence from the pair and
those close to them made everyone
Until last week when news emerged
that her family members were divided
over a pending wedding. Until last
week when news emerged, from
London, six hours from Lagos, that the
couple exchanged vows, on August 23,
in the presence of very few friends and
family members.
Nigerian entertainers are averse to
quiet celebrations. The likes of Banky
W and D’Banj keep threatening to run
away and do their thing, when they
eventually decide to settle. And many
believe they won’t have their way.
That’s because, from Tiwa Savage to
Bez, Mercy Johnson and the Idibias;
from Basketmouth to Ali Baba, and
even Tee A, most, if not all of the
weddings of the past two decades have
been loud, for a purpose: to
demonstrate the clout and goodwill of
the couple, to fulfil life long dreams of
a big day, to live up to expectations

that come with the celeb class, or just
to conform.
And that was exactly what Funke did
with her first wedding to Kehinde
Almoroof Oloyede. Despite the
handwriting on the wall at the time,
she went all out to have a wedding that
was big by all definitions.
That marriage lasted about 400 days
only. The centre soon gave up and
things fell apart.
Those close to her say she was
betrayed, misled and deeply hurt. Some
said she may never find love again.

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