“I lost many movie roles because they said I dont have aasss and booob, I was not fine too”– Funke Akindele reveal

Veteran Nollywood actress Funke Akindele has discussed how she was passed up for parts in some important films because they didn’t think she was “fine.”

In a recent episode of Toke Moments, hosted by television personality Toke Makinwa, Funke Akindele begin by discussing this.

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The actress claimed that her face appearance led to her being passed over for roles in even Yoruba films. She had been in tears since the movie makers had only given her small roles.


She claimed that anytime she disagreed with movie producers who rejected her due to her physical looks, her colleague Iyabo Ojo would always step in to assist her out.

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Akindele stated:

“I remember people telling me, ‘You are not fine. You don’t have ass. You don’t have boobs. You will not be in this film. And, I remember crying. A lot of times I would cry, break down, get into the bathroom and cry.”

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