Shortly after her alleged romance with popular actor, Saidi Balogun, Funke Adesiyan became a regular name in the Yoruba movie circles. However, away from the riotous affair that hit the rock about four years ago, she has nicked a few milestones. As a thespian, who is also eyeing a seat at the Oyo State House of Assembly, has her eye fixed at the price; success at the poll. In a recent interview, she recalled one of her most embarrassing moments as a popular figure.
“It was a day when I decided to purchase goods at Idumota market (in Lagos). On sighting me, some women probably out of excitement were around me, some grabbed my cloth and in the process it got torn.
“I was greatly embarrassed but there was nothing I could do. One of them offered me something to cover up. I couldn’t say anything but deep down within me, I was boiling. I like to keep to myself and I do things without minding my status as an actress,” she said.
She also talked about what she does aside being in front of the camera and running around for campaign. According to Adesiyan, “I am into business; wine importation, construction and general importation of goods into Nigeria. I started business long before I came into limelight and I made my first million when I was 17 years old. I have always been a business-oriented person as I started business when I was barely 13 years old.
“Though if my mother had her way, I wouldn’t have gone into business at such tender age. There was little she could do about it because she noticed that trait in me when I was very young. I have always had flair for trading. I had a shop when I was in secondary school.”