Actors; Toyin Abraham and Funke Akindele, have now put an end to the unspoken rivalry between them that has lingered on for years now.
It would be recalled that there have been different reports on an alleged competition between Akindele and Abraham especially regarding hitting the box office‘s highest-grossing movie with their different productions.
They had tongues wagging when they both chose the same date, September 10, 2021, to release their movies, ‘Ghost and the tout too’ in the cinemas and ‘Omo Ghetto the saga’ on Netflix.
At a time, Iyabo Ojo further fueled the rivalry by alleging that Funke Akindele was sponsoring an online movie platform to always tarnish Toyin Abraham’s movies with bad reviews.
It became even more apparent when the two actors in 2022 kept bragging about how well their movies did in the Nigerian cinema box office, turning their fans and even colleagues against each other.
Akindele had announced on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 that her movie, Battle on Buka street grossed over N200 million at the Nigeriain box office in 12 days.
Not to be intimidated by the feat, Toyin Abraham who released Ijakumo on December 23, on the same date also announced that her movie hit N31million in one day and N65 million in just 5 days.
Interestingly, the two women have now reconciled and exchanged pleasantries on Instagram today, August 24th, 2023.
Abraham posted a photo of Funke Akindele on her Instagram story in celebration of her 46th birthday and wrote “Happy birthday aunty Funke, send cake o.”