Nigerian movie star, Funke Akindele, paid tribute to her late mother, R. B. Adebanjo-Akindele, on Instagram to commemorate what would have been her 70th birthday.

The heartfelt tribute consisted of heartfelt words, pictures, and a video that showcased the impact of her mother’s guidance on Funke’s successful career.

Funke expressed her profound appreciation and thankfulness in her message. She described her mother as a crucial person in both her personal life and professional journey.

In her message, Funke Akindele expressed her deep emotions.

“Happy 70th birthday to the most selfless, loving, and supportive mom in the world! Today would have been a monumental milestone, and I wish you were here to celebrate with me.”

“Your unwavering belief in my dreams, especially my acting career, has been the driving force behind my success. I remember when I struggled in academics, you didn’t push me to conform; instead, you encouraged my passion for dance and drama.”

“I’m forever grateful for the sacrifices you made. Your legacy lives on through me, and I promise to continue making you proud.”

Funke paid a touching tribute to her mother in February 2023, just a year after her passing. Despite the sadness, Funke reached a major career achievement that year with her hit movie, A Tribe Called Judah, earning N1.4 billion at the box office.