Damilola Adekoya known by her fans as Comedienne Princess has narrated what actress Funke Akindele (Jenifa) did for her when her marriage with Adeshola Jeremiah crashed in 2013.
In a chat with media personality Jude Jideonwo, Princess revealed that after she and her estranged husband separated, she was in pain and had suicidal thoughts.
She recalled how Funke Akindele reached out to her and served as a source of strength during those trying times.
"Funke Akindele called me, and I'm sure she'll remember; she called me and said 'princess kilonshele?. I heard you almost cried yourself to death.
"Chude, I'm telling you, I cried, and I became sick and lost weight. I said, 'ah, Funke,' I told her in Yoruba, 'my life has ended'.
"She said, 'why will you say that?'" I said, "Can't you see what happened to my marriage?" And then she said, 'didn't you hear what happened to mine?'.
"I said, 'Funke, your own is different, you can't compare yourself with mine, atleast you stayed in your husband's house for a year.' And she said, 'what are you talking about Princess?'
Funke told Princess she was in Enugu, shooting, and asked her to join her at her expense. "I said, ah, I don't think I'll be able to come."
The Jenifa star insisted on paying the bill for her struggling divorcee colleague to join her in Enugu.
"Princess, please let me pay for your ticket, come and meet me in Enugu, I'm shooting, we'll talk", she said.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.