According to Maduagwu the award winning actress helped Nigerian singer, Naira Marley’s career with prayers.
He further revealed that if not for the intervention of Funke Akindele, the singer would have been a tomatoes seller under Oshodi bridge.
The actor described Funke as a prayer warrior who invocates good wishes for artistes in the entertainment industry.
In a lengthy Instagram post, he wrote,
“So many singers are jealous that Naira Marley is Fela personified, if not for @funkejenifaakindele prayers, #NairaMarley would have been selling #Tomato under bridge at Oshodi. @funkejenifaakindele is not just a colleague in #Nollywood, when it comes to prayers, she is very strong.
“Honestly, the envy and jealousy in the Nigerian #music industry is too much, just because #Marlians all over #Africa treat Naira Marley as the spiritual baba #fela and #dance to his legendary #songs, there is so much bitterness in the industry, honestly, if not for the prayers of this Nollywood legend, do you think Naira Marley will still be doing music?”