Funke Akindele Can’t Have Children, According to Pastor

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Funke Akindele children, you can't have!

I read the article on the Punch about Funke Akindele and was left speechless. I felt this anger stirring up inside me and though I’m not given to Pastor-bashing, I could certainly see the temptation. What on earth was the man thinking? How can you announce to the public that someone can’t have children? Seriously, how is that supposed to help anyone?

According to the article, the pastor gave a prophecy about the Nollywood actress and star of Jenifa’s Diary saying:

“A popular actress in Nollywood, Funke Akindele, who was once in the Yoruba movie industry should pray deeply so as to have children. Another grace she has is to marry a pastor who can fight the battle on her behalf with prayers.”


This is just wrong on so many levels. A pastor is like a spiritual doctor and patient confidentiality is even more important in such cases. What was wrong with trying to reach the woman privately and letting her know the ‘vision’ or whatever he received on her behalf? Why go out in public and declare such a prophecy?

So now that he’s told a married woman that she should marry a pastor who can ‘fight the battle’ for her, what exactly is he expecting her to do? Should she divorce her new husband and search for a pastor to marry, or is he expecting that the man will suddenly become a pastor?

These things are just crazy. You don’t do that to people. Celebrities are people and making such public statements about something so private like that is not done. I don’t care if he says he heard from God…did God say he should announce it to the entire world?

Thankfully, Funke’s hubby isn’t fazed. In a series of snapchat posts, he wrote: “As you have given me peace, I pray that you will forever find peace,”

And really at the end of the day, that’s all that matters. We pray for the couple that they will have happiness and joy in their marriage. They do not need anyone (pastor or not) putting unnecessary pressure on their relationship. Just leave them alone! If they have a problem, they know where to go.



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