According to popular Nollywood actor, Funsho Adeolu, his parents gave birth to him in what is known as “behind the scenes” in drama parlance. When flames of love burns uncontrollably in the minds of young lovers, little do they know that their actions have consequences.
In a recent interview the celebrated actor who prides himself as Mr. Finest of Nollywood said; “My growing up was very funny and interesting; I grew up in a separated home. My dad and my mum were not really married they were just lovers. They played and gave birth to me so I grew up partly with my father and partly with my mother.
Throughout my elementary education, I was with my mum and partly with my dad but, by the time I got to the secondary school I was with my dad and only visited my mum for holidays. After a while I started living on my own but it was interesting. For someone that came from a broken home, I might not have ended up where I am today.”
Funsho said concerning the sacrifice and regrets he had that; “I wasted a part of my life because I didn’t understand I was in a wrong place and I didn’t know it was wrong at that time but, when I grew up I got to a point that I said I wish I had grown up with both of them staying together. It was a negative effect but it reinforced me so, I decided that I would never raise a child out of wedlock and I made sure that I stayed glued with my wife so that my children would not go through what I went through.”
Funsho said the best decision he ever made was to be a responsible man and keep his family so as not to toe the line of his parents; “the most important decision was to be a very responsible man, very original, that I won’t follow the multitude to do evil. I’ve to be me, that I won’t do anything because everyone is doing it.
I do what I can afford and that is why I said people should be calling me Mr. Finest, it’s because I don’t want people to be calling me Mr. Original. I said to myself I don’t want to be like my parents and I made it. I’ve known my wife for like 19 years now, we got married like 11 years ago and we have been living together since then.