Stella Dimoko Actress Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi Talks About Learning To Speak Igbo For A Movie Role


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Friday, November 03, 2017

Actress Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi Talks About Learning To Speak Igbo For A Movie Role

Nollywood star, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, has acted as a therapist, s§x trafficker, nun, lawyer, doctor, scheming lover and spoilt rich kid in 21 years of professional acting. 

A forthcoming film will see her play the mother of a gay child. The Yoruba-born actress will also be speaking Igbo for the very first time.

While not giving much away about the project, Funlola said in an exclusive interview with QedTV that she initially rejected the role because she thought she could not speak Igbo the language convincingly.   

But the producers thought otherwise.

“For some funny reason, the directors, the producers imposed it on me, they forced it on me. They kept telling me yes, ‘it’s you, it’s you. Step out of your comfort zone, do something different. Wow people,’” the University of Lagos sociology graduate said.

She eventually accepted the challenge and mastered her Igbo lines .......


  1. This one actress that knows her onions, salt and pepper.

  2. What's the big deal?...
    So many Igbo actors in nollywood speak yaraba!...
    So why is yours an exclusive?...

    1. You just have to show your ignorance to your followers. You try to much which isn't funny. It is Yoruba, respect people's tribe .

    2. You are truly dumb. For the Igbo actors you referred to, most of them were born and raised in the west & very comfortable with the language. Funmi never said she had anything against igbo language just that as an adult it will be challenging. So what's exclusive about what she said? You just have to be classless and rude towards the tribe all the time.

  3. I so much love Funlola, go ahead and do it, yes you can.

  4. Brenda nana mensah!
    Ur step sister Monica is back.

  5. Nice one until you learn other languages is when I feel you are good to go as an actor!

  6. And the Title of the movie is .....?

  7. How time flies,Eniola d daughter of a wealthy man in PALACE

  8. Funlila my girl nothing do you

  9. Brenda Brenda... I love her acting.

  10. This is one great actor that has not been duly recognized

  11. R u minding Linda and her retarded one Igbo actor who learnt Yoruba cos of acting...all those who speak it learnt it cos they grew up in Lagos....stupid bitch, will never consult her brain before she types with her leprous fingers.....anumanu


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