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“I wish you were here to celebrate with me” – Funke Akindele writes on Mum’s posthumous birthday

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Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Funke Akindele has celebrated her mother’s 70th posthumous birthday.

The Tribe Called Judah actress lost her mum in February 2023 just before the Governorship election which Funke was a running mate to the Lagos PDP candidate, Jandor.

"I wish you were here to celebrate with me" - Funke Akindele writes on Mum's posthumous birthday

The filmmaker took to Instagram on Wednesday to pen a tribute, commemorating what would have been her mother’s 70th birthday.

She wrote:

“Happy 70th birthday to the most selfless, loving, and supportive mom in the world! Today would have been a monumental milestone, and I wish you were here to celebrate with me. Your unwavering belief in my dreams, especially my acting career, has been the driving force behind my success. I remember when I struggled in academics, you didn’t push me to conform; instead, you encouraged my passion for dance and drama. Your endless support and trust in my abilities helped me discover my true potential. Your guidance, encouragement, and unrelenting support have shaped me into the person I am today. I’m forever grateful for the sacrifices you made. Your legacy lives on through me, and I promise to continue making you proud. Rest in peace, Mom. I love you more than words can express. #HappyBirthdayMom #RIP #ForeverlnMyHeart”