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WOW CELEBRITY OF THE WEEK

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Our first WOW celebrity of the week is the outstanding, fierce and exceptional actress, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi. She was born Abibat Oluwafunmilola Aofiyebi.

Funlola was privileged early enough to see the world, hence it could have influenced her choice of career(Acting). Touring Europe to watch plays and visits to galleries also played its part. The name FAR commenced after she got married and it has become her signature.

FAR is clearly not just a pretty face. She has a Bsc in Sociology from the prestigious University of Lagos, Nigeria. Boosting her career in acting, she took an acting course in the Westminster College, South West London and the Actors Studio Buckinghamshire, London.

FAR’s first shot at the big screen was in Amaka Igwe’s film, Violated, acting alongside legends in the movie industry like, Joke Silva, Richard Mofe Damijo, Ego Boyo and Kunle Bamtefa. She was nominated for a THEMA award as the best upcoming actress in 1996 for her role in that movie. She was also a lead character in Keeping Faith. The outstanding actress earned herself a nomination for the best supporting actress at AMMA for the movie Figurine directed by Kunle Afolayan before landing her current appearance on TV, in the M-net TV series, Tinsel, playing fierce Brenda Mensa.

Funlola is married with a son Xavier. She revealed that she met her husband on the job. They tied the knot on Valentine’s Day 2008.

BY Damilola Eshun



Image Credits - Tinsel - (http://africamagic.dstv.com/category/shows/tinsel/)
Image Credits - Tinsel - (http://africamagic.dstv.com/category/shows/tinsel/)



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