Funke Akindele reveals Juliana Olayode’s love for food

Funke Akindele in Celestial Church

Actress Funke Akindele has shared a fun fact about her junior colleague Juliana Olayode.

The 46-year-old shared a hilarious video on Instagram on Wednesday, showing Juliana eating the Nigerian delicacy eba and vegetable soup in her kitchen as she revealed that Juliana loves to eat a lot.

The filmmaker and Omo Ghetto producer teased Juliana about showcasing a side of her on social media, which is different from what she portrays when eating.

Funke who spoke in Yoruba said, “Julie ele eba, this is the seventh eba you are eating.”

Juliana who was caught off guard could be seen laughing as Funke called her out for eating too much.

Funke and Juliana settled their differences in 2023 after drifting apart for years.

The duo has reunited for Funke’s box office film  A Tribe Called Judah, six years after Juliana’s controversial exit from Funke’s hit series Jenifa’s Dairy.

In 2017, news broke that Juliana, who played the role of Toyosi in Jenifa’s Diary, had been dropped over alleged monetary issues.

That led to her exit from the show and a strained relationship with Funke.

The 27-year-old, however, said in a lengthy apology post via Instagram in May 2023 that she hurt Funke, whom she said was a miracle God used to bring her to the limelight, due to her little knowledge of how the movie industry works.

She said her guardian sent Funke an unsolicited email which ruined their relationship afterwards.

“God used Aunty Funke Akindele @funkejenifaakindele to put me into the limelight. It was a shocker for me, especially at that tender age, when I had barely left secondary school, the kind of fame I earned from playing Toyosi in Jenifa’s Diary was too enormous for my understanding.

“However, the lack of industry nitty gritty started manifesting in me, coupled with the fact that I had a guardian (manager) who didn’t understand how the entertainment industry works, and I believed anything he feels and says.

“My guardian sent an email to Scene One TV, the producers of the Sitcom, which entire content I wasn’t aware of until recently.

“The story of my goofs at the take-off of my career cannot be exhausted in a million words, I want to use this opportunity to apologize to Aunty Funke Akindele, ọmọdé ò lè mọ ẹ̀kọ́ jẹ, kó má ra lọ́wọ́, I am incredibly sorry for how I hurt you and how the email that was sent hurt you,” she wrote.

Juliana, also hinted at the end of her post that she might be back on the sitcom.