Funke Akindele is not happy with a post about her in Linda Ikeji’s blog published on January 25 titled, “Did Funke Akindele shade Toyin Aimakhu last night ?” She reportedly has asked Linda to withdraw the statement and apologize within 24 hours.
In the post, Ms. Ikeji suggested that an Instagram picture on Ms. Akindele’s page was intended as a slight on fellow actress, Ms. Aimakhu, who was recently rumored to have separated from her husband, Adeniyi Johnson. According to Ms. Ikeji, the two actresses had previously fallen out and Ms. Aimakhu had “shaded” Ms. Akindele over the latter’s 2014 divorce.
Ms Akindele, through her management, said thanks to Ms. Ikeji’s blog post, she was exposed to “cynical comments and hasty judgements”.
“(The post has portrayed) Funke Akindele’s brand in bad light,” her management said. “It has promoted unhealthy rivalry where there is none.”
PREMIUM TIMES reports that Ms. Akindele’s lawyer said the post was “borne out of pure malice for our client who has carved an inch (sic) for herself in the entertainment industry whilst also inciting hatred between our client and Toyin Aimakhu on one hand and our client and her fans on the other hand,” in a seven paragraph letter made available to the media outfit.
Ms. Ikeji was subsequently advised to remove the post, offer a retraction and make available a link to Ms. Akindele’s team.
Ms. Linda Ikeji is still yet to say anything concerning the case.
Meanwhile, Ms. Akindele is set to rule the entertainment industry in 2015 with the announcement of her new TV series; Jenifa TV.