- BBNaija Lockdown star, Vee, got a role in veteran actress Funke Akindele's new TV series, She Must Be Obeyed
- Following the release of the series, the reality show star shared a screenshot of the first message she sent to Funke, showing interest in being in her movie
- Vee’s message to Funke caused a huge stir online as many netizens commended her boldness
- Nigerian writer and women advocate, Sola Abe, shared her thoughts with Legit.ng on Vee's boldness to ask for an opportunity
Vee, who was featured in the movie star’s newly premiered TV show, She Must Be Obeyed, took to her X page to share how it all started.
The BBNaija star shared a screenshot of her shooting her shot at Funke Akindele in the DM, as well as a note of appreciation for giving her a chance.
According to Vee, the veteran actress helped her to unlock a level of confidence she never knew she had by giving her a chance.
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In the message Vee sent to Funke, she explained her belief in herself as a good actress despite not having much experience. The BBN star added that she was a fast learner and would love for the actress to consider her for any project she had planned for the year.
See the message below:
Reactions as BBNaija’s Vee reveals her message to Funke Akindele
Vee’s message to Funke Akindele made the rounds online and left many netizens impressed. Some of them commended the BBNaija star for making a bold move with the actress.
Read some of their comments below:
“I really love how Vee said exactly what she wanted with so much respect. People should take note, this is how you ask for a favor.”
“That’s how you start a conversation, not the one that you message ‘Good evening’ and be waiting for the person to reply you .”
“This is How you Slide into a Dm Not ‘Hello’… ‘Hi’… ‘ Sup’…. And be waiting for a response.”
“To think I was still talking about the fact that I love how Funke Akindele gave Vee this platform. Aunty Funke is someone worthy of emulation.”
“Before shooting your shots make sure you have built yourself to some extent, remember Vee went for Bbn and she’s actually a musical artist so she wasn’t a nobody with no platform.”
“This is so sweet, A closed mouth is definitely a closed destiny. If you have something you need to do, don’t ponder about it for too long, just do it. It’s never hurt to try.”
“One day, I will shoot my shot, and it will turn out positive Amen.”
“This is absolutely lovely I live seeing women supporting women.”
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All it takes is courage - Women's advocate Sola Abe
Speaking with Legit.ng on Vee and Funke Akindele's work relationship, writer and women's advocate, Sola Abe, commended the BBNaija star for taking the bull by its horns. According to her, she showed that a person can learn on the job and it takes courage to apply for an opportunity.
"I think Vee just showed us what it means to take the bull by the horns. She also demonstrated that we can always learn at the job. Sometimes, all it takes is the courage to apply for an opportunity if you are sure that you would deliver when given the platform."
Speaking further, Ms Abe noted that Vee's celebrity status may have aided her as well as her admittance of not having any experience but having courage that she can pull off any role.
We need more stories of women supporting women
Sola Abe also reacted to claims that women do not support women. According to her, the claim is false even though the stories may not be popular just like stories of good marriages being scarce. She added that positive stories about women need to be spotlighted more.
"While stories of women supporting women may not be popular just like stories of good marriages, I believe that there are women who have helped and supported other women to grow in the entertainment industry. we just need to tell and spotlight these stories more", she said.
Funke Akindele and ex-husband JJC Skillz reunite at movie premiere
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Funke Akindele and her ex-husband, JJC Skillz, were spotted together at the premiere of their new TV show, She Must Be Obeyed.
Recall that in July 2022, JJC had revealed on social media that their marriage of six years had ended despite them sharing twin sons.
A series of videos made the rounds on social media, showing the moment Funke and JJC danced together on the red carpet at the event. They were all smiles as they did Davido’s popular Unavailable dance.