Funke Akindele and Eniola Badmus in 2014.
While social media was awash with heartwarming birthday wishes for Funke Akindele
as she clocked 39 on Wednesday, August 24, one person that seems to
have missed – or ignored – her one-time frequent collaborator’s big day
is Eniola Badmus.
Colleagues, fans and well wishers showered Funke with loving
messages, but it is worth noting that Eniola, who got her big break in
Funke’s hit movie, Jenifa, didn’t do any of such – either on Instagram or Twitter.
In fact, she only had three tweets on the day, with one being a
birthday shout-out (not to Funke), while she refrained from posting any
pictures on her Instagram.
Uche Jombo, Kate Henshaw, Kaffy and Eniola Badmus at Funke’s birthday party in 2014.
However, there is no compulsion in sending birthday wishes to Funke
on social media, as the plump actress could have other ways of reaching
out, even as she maintains a huge social media presence and activeness.
In an attempt to clear the air on reports of animosity between the
duo, Eniola said in an interview with City People over a year ago, ‘the
rumour that I and Funke Akindele are in a serious cold war is not true.
I can never engage in a fight with her because she is a strong pillar
behind me in the industry. She brought me into the industry, and I have
featured in so many movies through her before my name got registered in
people’s minds. So, why should I be fighting with her?’
The last time both Nollywood actresses were seen in public together
was almost two years ago and there is huge doubt all is still rosy
between the duo.