Mercy Johnson spills facts about Funke Akindele as ‘Battle on Buka Street’ director

Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson

Actress Mercy Johnson has revealed some facts about her colleague Funke Akindele as an actor and her directing skills in the latter’s upcoming film Battle on Buka Street.

Directed by Funke Akindele, Battle on Buka Street is a story about two women who found themselves at loggerheads when they set up a food business on the same street causing commotion and rivalry between their families.

Speaking about the movie in a recent video on Instagram, Mercy described Funke as a creative director and top-notch actor who brings out the best in people.

She said: “Funke Akindele Bello was an actor now also directing her project and other projects. I always say when an actor becomes a director is a plus for any actor she is directing because, for somebody like her who is top-notch when it comes to acting when she gives her creativity as a director and prowess as an actor it sums up those things and imbibes it into you as an actor in her film you can imagine what you come out with, you come out with exploits so it’s always a plus working with people like her directing me.”

Reacting to Mercy’s statement in an Instagram post on Tuesday, November 29, Funke thanked Merch for being professional in her craft.

She wrote: “Mercy!!!! You are such a professional!! Thank you!!”

Speaking about her character in the film, Mercy who played Awele described her character as a grumpy person who complains about everything around her.”

She said: “My character is a very grumpy character, she is a very upset woman who is unhappy with where she is in life and complains about virtually everything around her. I like the fact that Awele lives her truth and says her truth.”

Battle on Buka Street also stars Funke Akindele, Sola Sobowale, Nkem Owoh, Tina Mba, Bimbo Ademoye and Femi Jacobs.

The movie will be released in the cinema on December 16.