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London Based Actress/Film Maker, Funmi Ogidan Tells CityPeople Her Success Story

Funmi Ogidan-Bello is a beautiful lady. She is stunning. She is dashing. She is one of the wave-making actresses in London. She is also a film maker. And a good one at that. A few days ago, she told CityPeople her story. 

Below are excerpts.

Please introduce yourself to us and what you do for a living

My name is Funmi Ogidan Bello. I am Agile Delivery Manager/Scrum Master

How did acting start for you?

I had done a few stage dramas prior to my first professional experience back in 1999 when I officially started my acting career. I was part of the famous campus comedy Twilight zone; that was how it all started.

You have been acting now for how long?

I have been acting since 1999 till now.

 How challenging has it been sustaining your interest in acting abroad?

It's has been very challenging because the support from the marketing media is lagging. Resources and sponsorship is a far cry to what our counterparts back in Nigeria benefit from. However, we are not losing hope.

Who are those actors you roll with abroad?

Most Actors here are my colleagues; hence we often times meet on set of productions. However, I have decided to take a break from the UK film industry for now and focus on doing more productions in my home country.

Where were you born? Where did you grow up? Which schools did you attend?

I was born and bred in Victoria Island, Lagos city Nigeria.


I attended Airforce Primary School V/Island Lagos. St. Maria Gorretti Girls School, Benin City, State High School, Lagos.

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology. Oyo State. London Business School of Finance.

I have produced 2 movies so far. 1. More than a woman and Made for Gidi (part 1&2). I started my major acting career back in Nigeria, 1999 to be precise. My first feature was Twilight zone, Song of the Giant and a few stage dramas before I relocated to the UK and I have since starred in a number of TV series and feature movies. I have also received several awards and recognition.

Tell us about your love for dressing well.

I believe fashion is not what you learn but it is an affinity that burns within. I love to dress up and look good, in modesty of course.


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