Funke Akindele Encourages Women to Break Free from Dependence


Nollywood actress and producer Funke Akindele has encouraged women to be entrepreneurial and independent.

In a recent interview with Arise TV, the filmmaker highlighted the significance of entrepreneurship for women, regardless of their situation.

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Akindele encouraged women to strive for financial independence, stressing that they should not rely on men for their success.

“Who says women can’t make money?” she asked, referencing successful female entrepreneurs like Folorunsho Alakija. “You don’t have to rely on a man to make it.”

She also advised young women to remain content and focused on their goals, rather than feeling envious of others and living beyond their means.

“Whatever you have, just start something. Move. Don’t wait for the big opportunity. Even if it’s petty business, just start something,” Akindele said.

Reflecting on her own journey, Akindele shared, “I used to buy my handbags from ‘bend down select.’ I would wash and iron them and slay with them. Even with the cheap bags, I still felt good. Just believe in yourself.”

She also emphasized the importance of surrounding oneself with positive influences and avoiding negativity. “Content that would drive you crazy, people that would say things that would upset you, toxic people—avoid them. Because you’re growing in a new space. It’s what you feed yourself with that matters.”






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