Good wishes and a flurry of congratulatory messages have followed news online that Nollywood actress Funke Akindele has given birth to twin babies, with husband Rasheed Bello, better known as JJC Skillz.
Many adulatory messages have been posted on the Instagram accounts of Funke and Skillz, but there has been no official statement from the couple, who married in 2016.
Funke, who is 41 years old, lent some credibility to the trending story when she wrote in her Instagram story: “Thank you Lord. Oluwa e tobi (God is great), I am now being called a new name.”
Some of Funke’s fellow artistes joined in the adulation. Mercy Aigbe posted on Instagram the good news and wrote: Best news of the year! Jehovah overdo…Twins. To God be all the glory!! Congrats@funkejenifaakindele and @jjcskillz on the arrival of your twins! Iya Ibeji mo ba e yo”.
By noon on Saturday, there were already over 4,000 congratulatory messages on Funke’s Instagram account, tagged to the post promoting the movie Chief Daddy.