Funke Akindele Breaks Responds to Oscars Invitation Amid Separation From JJC Skillz
Despite being caught in the raging controversy of her separation from her husband, JJC Skillz (born Rasheed Bello), popular Nigerian actress and movie producer, Funke Akindele has a reason to celebrate following her invitation to join the Oscars.
The Nigerian actress recently received an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the organisers of the prestigious award, Oscars.
In a post on her Instagram page, the actress couldn’t hold back her excitement as made evident in her caption, which read:
“Wow!!!! I’m so happy!!! Getting an invitation as a member of THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES (class of 2022) under the category of ACTORS, is such a BIG DEAL💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽.
“Thank you @theacademy @realchiomaude 🤗 I’m so honored!! #funkeakindelefans #jenifans you all rock 🤗❤️”
A statement from the Oscars’ official website revealed that the Nigerian actress was among the 397 individuals from different parts of the world who received similar invites.
The Academy, in a statement, disclosed that membership selection is based on professional qualifications, with an ongoing commitment to representation, inclusion and equity remaining a priority.
According to the Academy, the total number of invitees is 397, and 44% are women, 37% belong to underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 50% are from 53 countries and territories outside the United States. There are 71 Oscar nominees, including 15 winners, among the invitees.
Funke also confirmed the report as she shared a snapshot of the report via her ‘Insta story’ with her name appearing in the first position.
As expected, her fans were generous with their congratulatory messages and hailed her on her latest achievement.