By Emmanuel Adeleke
Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, has disclosed her plans to quit acting in order to focus on her political career.
While confirming her Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) deputy governorship candidacy in July, Akindele had said she was ready to pay the price of embracing politics, which will temporarily put her career in Nollywood on hold.
In an interview with The Punch, the movie star expressed optimism about her political career.
The actress said her forthcoming film, ‘Battle On Buka Street,’ is a farewell to the movie industry.
Akindele also said she has passed the baton of production to the young ones in the industry in order to focus on her political aspiration.
“A great change has happened positively if you noticed. From being an actor, I also write, produce, direct and discover new faces.
“So, ‘Battle on Buka Street’ is like a farewell because I am going to be the next deputy governor of Lagos State. So, I am passing the baton to the new ones because we need to give them an opportunity.
“I will be in the background to advise and supervise them, but let them be the face, let us celebrate them, are you not tired of seeing old faces?” she said.
Akindele had earlier said she ventured into politics to save Lagos and its people from bad governance.