Funke Akindele’s 2nd marriage crashes, JJC Skillz makes announcement


JJC Skillz, the stage name of Abdulrasheed Bello, has announced the dissolution of his marriage to Nollywood star Funke Akindele. 

In an early Thursday morning Instagram post, Mr. Bello officially announced their divorce, six years after their wedding and multiple reports of their separation. 

On Thursday morning, the film maker and music producer made this announcement on his Instagram page.  

“Dear Friends and Family, I Need to Let You Know That Funke and I Have Separated,” his message began. We had a lot of great conversations while it lasted, and we had two gorgeous kids.  

“The last two years have been tough for us. I have tried my best to fix things, but I believe it is beyond repair. 3 months ago and at Funke’s insistence, I moved out of the house and, apart from AMVCA, have not been able to get Funke to sit down amicably to discuss the future of our relationship.” 

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“I’m making this announcement, so the public knows we are both pursuing separate lives. We still have issues that need to be addressed, such as the custody and wellbeing of our children, which is paramount, and business interests that need to be disentangled, but I do not doubt that these will be resolved one way or the other.” 

The actress is yet to make any official statement about the news of their separation, just as she has ignored several speculations regarding their troubled union. 


Like the actress’s first marriage to Lagos politician Kehinde Oloyede, it appears history has repeated itself. 

Her ex-husband broke the news of their separation on his Facebook page. 

Ms Akindele married her first husband, Mr Oloyede, on May 26, 2012. The couple divorced in July 2013, citing irreconcilable differences. 

News of the failed marriage broke when Mr Oloyede announced the separation between himself and the actress via a post on Facebook. 

His Facebook post read: “It’s with a heavy heart that I am announcing the separation of me and my wife, Mrs Olufunke Akindele; we’ve both agreed to go our separate ways because of irreconcilable differences. We are still best friends, and we 4ever remain good friends”. 

Ms Akindele married Nigerian rapper JJC Skillz in London in May 2016. 

Her pregnancy rumours were among the top searched results on Google search engine in August 2017. They welcomed twin boys in December 2018 and have several step-children. 


However, the actress and JJcskillz have been on the news in recent times over fights with his ex-wife Mella and her outspoken step-son Benito. 

Mella accused JJC Skillz of physically assaulting his son Benito Bello. 

As revenge, Mella posted a picture of her estranged husband and his new family, revealing the identity of Funke’s boys, whom the couple had hitherto shielded away from the public, on her Instagram page. 

Benito Bello claimed he lived with Funke and JJC for two years and the experience was a horror. He added that the actress is not what she is believed to be. 

Benito’s allegations came on the heels of the accusation made against JJC Skillz by Mella, his mother; after that, JJC Skillz and Benito unfollowed each other on Instagram. 


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