Nollywood actor, Alex Ekubo celebrated his senior colleague, Funke Akindele as he drums support for her political ambition.
Taking to his Instagram page, Alex Ekubo shared a picture of Funke Akindele and hailed her as a heroine of International Women’s Day because of her consistency.
Alex observed that Funke’s life serves as a daily reminder that failure does not define one’s existence. As he enumerated her exceptional qualities, Alex pointed out that Funke’s unwavering consistency in her career over the years is evidence of her ability to strategize and achieve success without succumbing to adversity.
Aligning himself with Funke on her political journey, Alex expressed confidence in her potential for success, citing her as a role model of motivation for young African women to dream bigger. He endorsed Funke as the incoming deputy governor of the state.
In response to critics who have questioned Funke’s political party affiliation, Alex emphasized his belief in voting for individuals rather than parties. He reassured his dear friend that her aspirations are completely valid and urged her not to be discouraged by the competition.
“Happy International Women’s Day to the incoming Deputy Governor of Lagos State. You are my hero of Women’s Day because you are consistent, resilient & dogged, you fall 13 times & get up 14 times. You constantly remind me that failure in certain areas of your life doesn’t define you as a person.
“You exude confidence, competence, strength, and compassion all while maintaining beauty. You have succeeded in your career for over 2 decades, which means you clearly understand how to maneuver terrain. You never let anyone or any situation define you, you are an actor, producer, all-round entertainer, mother, entrepreneur, & politician.
“You will succeed in this quest because, it will be a motivation to the average Nigerian/African girl to dream bigger, for her to know that her background should not keep her back to the ground. For her to know that a woman cannot be boxed or defined.
“Your ability to regroup, reorganize, restructure & re-strategize should be studied. I believe in you, i believe in the sincerity of purpose of your political ambitions. Let me just remind you, Ore your dreams are 100% valid, don’t let anybody downplay your dream or tell you different, or try to make you feel inferior or less than a befitting candidate. It hasn’t been done before is not an excuse otherwise the world will remain stagnant.
“Let it be known that I stand with you with my full chest, as a full Lagos boy, bred & brought up in Surulere. I wish you utmost success. Deputy Governor Funke Akindele, that sounds about right. Over here we vote individual & not party. Because at the end of the day, it’s the individual that will do the work not the political party. This Saturday I vote #JandorFunke for a better Lagos”.