'Jenifa' actress Funke Akindele celebrated her 40th birthday on Tuesday, but now some reports are emerging that the actress may be far older than 40.
According to ExpressNG who spoke with an anonymous film maker, the actress is 44, not 40 as she claims.
The source claimed,
“As at when she starred inI Need To Know, Funke’s age was already more than the teenage character which she portrayed.
She is not 39 or 40 as she claims, she is 44 years old. I have been around for quite a while to know this for sure. Age falsification and reduction is a trend in Nollywood and indeed every sector of the society, this is not the first time it is coming up,” revealed the filmmaker.
Explaining why movie personalities false their ages, a brand expert, Ikechukwu Orji said that corporate organizations are more disposed to associating with celebrities who are younger due to their youth segment appeal.
“In the corporate sector, we prefer to work more with celebrities with youth appeal and age plays a factor in this,” Orji said.