Actress Funke Akindele on Wednesday took to Instagram to honour her late mother, R. B. Adebanjo-Akindele, on what would have been her 70th birthday.

The emotional tribute included touching words, photos, and a video, capturing the essence of a beloved matriarch whose influence shaped Funke’s illustrious career.


She wrote: 8Happy 70th birthday to the most selfless, loving, and supportive mom in the world! Today would have been a monumental milestone, and I wish you were here to celebrate with me. Your unwavering belief in my dreams, especially my acting career, has been the driving force behind my success.


I remember when I struggled in academics, you didn’t push me to conform; instead, you encouraged my passion for dance and drama. Your endless support and trust in my abilities helped me discover my true potential. Your guidance, encouragement, and unrelenting support have shaped me into the person I am today.

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I’m forever grateful for the sacrifices you made. Your legacy lives on through me, and I promise to continue making you proud. Rest in peace, Mom. I love you more than words can express. #HappyBirthdayMom #RIP #ForeverInMyHeart

See how celebrities reacted

Omowumiajiboye wrote: Happy posthumous birthday to mummy. We know she’s in heaven Resting,  Smiling and proud of you. God bless and be with you and the Family. We love you🤍 🕊️

Iyaboojofespris wrote: May her beautiful soul rest in peace 🙏🕊️🤍….

Officialomoborty wrote: Continue to rest well ma’am

Jideawobano wrote: May her sweet soul continue to rest in peace 🙏🏾❤️

Faithiawilliams wrote: may her soul continue to rest in peace 🙏