- Nollywood actress Funke Akindele is being celebrated by fans and supporters on the occasion of her 45th birthday
- A dedicated female fan and makeup artist went the extra mile in showing her love to the Omo Ghetto movie star
- The lady identified as Kimtheodore transformed herself into the actress using makeup and she shared an impressive video showing the process on Instagram
Popular Nollywood actress Funke Akindele has received an overwhelming show of love from fans, supporters and industry colleagues as she celebrates her 45th birthday.
A female fan identified as Kim Theodore took things an extra mile as she dedicated a complete look to the Omo Ghetto filmmaker.
Theodore who is a professional makeup artiste decided to recreate a recent look of the actress using her own face.
The talented lady shared a process video that captured how she used different makeup products to achieve a look that made her appear slightly similar to the actress.
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Sharing the video on Instagram, Theodore tagged the Nollywood actress and wished her a happy birthday celebration.
"May this day bring you joy and happiness…May the coming year be filled with blessings …Happy birthday to gorgeous and talented @funkejenifaakindele."
See her post below:
Social media users react
"U really tried ."
"Omg you are the best ❤️."
"Very nice Kim!"
My love for Funke overflowed when she personally contacted me - Guylande Theodore
During a brief chat with Legit.ng, Theodore explained that she became a fan of the Nollywood actress back in 2009 after falling in love with her hit comedy film, Jenifa.
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However, the love took an entirely different level when AKindele personally acknowledged Theodore for a celebrity transformation look.
"I had always been a fan of hers but that love overflowed this year when I had done transformation of Sam Obioago and she reached out inboxing me telling me how talented I was. I was honoured and humbled by her praises. Getting that type of praise from an artist in my community meant the world to me. It made me feel valued and respected.
Theodore said she decided to recreate Akindele's look in a bid to honour the actress on the occasion of her birthday. According to her, the transformation process took about eight hours.
"Akindele’s look took me about 8 hrs to complete and I’m greatly satisfied with the beautiful outcome. A lot of people say we share similar features. It was a pleasure and honour for me to do her transformation. I have been acknowledged in the Haitian and American communities for doing the transformation of multiple artists and political figures.
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"The very first African artist transformation I did was Browny Ifeanyl Igboegwu. He shared his gratitude by reaching out to thank me and sharing my work on his social media. I also did a transformation of Flavour the Nigerian artist, however, I did not get the same love back and nobody reached out to me."
On dealing with criticisms, Theodore submitted that artists can sometimes take feedback personally, especially when the art in question is subjective.
"As an artist, it’s hard not to take constructive criticism personally especially when your art is subjective, everyone may not see what you see or feel what you feel at the time you are painting. Constructive Criticism only promotes self-growth. I try not to give much energy to the critics. I usually read the critiques and if they are constructive I use them as energy to perfect my craft.
"I’m an artist who believes artists should be praised while they are acting out their crafts and not when they pass. These artists have done some fine work and should be given their flowers when they are able to smell them. Too many times in our community we wait until they pass to honour them. I would like to make that small change in our community."
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In a related story, Legit.ng previously reported that JJC Skillz took many by surprise on social media after dedicating a beautiful post to his estranged wife, Funke Akindele, on her birthday.
JJC painstakingly compiled clips showing some of their cherished moments together and laced them with a romantic song.
The singer also accompanied the video post with a lovely message to Funke, and many people were spotted in the comment section praying for their union.
One social media user who reacted to the music star's IG post wrote:
"You both are just too perfect together.. the devil is a batard.. happy birthday to your love❤️ @funkejenifaakindele..may God bless her heart."