Nollywood actress Funke Adesiyan disclosed this during a recent interview with Punch Newspapers that was published during the weekend.
“Acting does not pay my bills and I try to be as real as possible. I’m working on my business which involves importing and selling of bathroom accessories. I do souvenirs and I am into animal husbandry. Very soon, I will add cash crops.
“I like to trade. I went into buying and selling at a tender age. It is not difficult to make money when you are hard-working. If you fail, you have to get up and do it again until you succeed. Although you can cut corners to get rich, you can’t cut corners to be successful.
“I have also taken part in some English TV series. I did some with Segun Arinze and Paul Obazele. I’m limited to one part of the industry. Oftentimes, I’m not available and that’s why I haven’t starred in more English movies. It is not because I have been tagged a ‘Yoruba actress.’ In fact, a lot of people think Yoruba actresses don’t speak good English.
“I love what I experienced and I’m still in politics. I decided to go to my hometown in Kudeti, Ibadan to impact lives. I contested for a seat in the Oyo State House of Assembly. Even though I didn’t win the election, I feel delighted that I won the love of the people.”