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Nollywood Actress Funmi Awelewa: I Have A Boyfriend Abroad, I’m Not Dating Ibrahim Chatta

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November 1st, 2015 – Nigerian Actress Funmi Awelewa: I Have A Boyfriend Abroad, I’m Not Dating Ibrahim Chatta

Budding Nollywood actress Bidemi Kosoko and Funmi Awelewa used to be like two peas in a pod. But in recent times, the relationship between the two actresses seems to have gone awry as they are no longer best buddies.

It was alleged that their friendship severed because of a guy, Ibrahim Chatta who is also alleged to be dating the two ladies.

But speaking to Saturday Punch, Funmi said she has no issues with Bidemi.

“I have always told myself that there is nothing like permanent friends. Your best friend today might be your worst enemy tomorrow. If you don’t respect yourself in this industry, nobody will respect you. But there are so many olofofo in this industry. If somebody is your friend, don’t suspect that person and if you suspect anybody, don’t make the person your friend.

“People come to tell me Bidemi said this and that and they will go to her and tell her I said this and that. Those that come to me, I would always ask them if I should call Bidemi and ask her about what they claimed she said about me. They tell her not to move with me and that I want to be famous through her. They come to me and say the same. I decided to give her space. I used to go to her shop and we greet,” Funmi said.

Concerning the allegation about dating Ibrahim Chatta, Funmi said, “I am not in a relationship with him. We are very close. If you are close to somebody, people would think you guys are dating. He is my senior colleague. I live in my own house in Ibadan. People tell me I should not debunk the rumour. I have a relationship abroad. I don’t want to do something stupid. I don’t give a damn about what people say.

“I can’t speak for her but I also know that Bidemi is not Ibrahim’s girlfriend. Ibrahim didn’t dump her for me. I am aiming towards building a scandal-free name. I don’t want to be lifted by scandal. I want my work to speak for me,” she said.

Meanwhile, Bidemi is not the only one rumoured to be at war with Funmi. Saturday Beats gathered that she and another actress, Seyi Edun, no longer see eye to eye because of another actor cum director.

Speaking on the issue, Funmi said, “I don’t want to talk about Seyi Edun. Seyi has never been my friend. She is just my colleague right from day one. Me, fight over a man? I have a name to protect. God sees my heart. I have no issue with Seyi concerning a man. I think somebody wants to bring me down. But don’t bring others down to get fame. I am just on my own. I have decided to stay low because I don’t want wahala.”

[Sunday Punch]

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  1. tope

    November 1, 2015 at 2:54 AM

    I know her she lives in ibadan, but don’t know how to grant interviews

  2. SB

    November 1, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    What is precisely wrong with actors/actresses, you both no longer find mess/women to date back home except males/females abroad all because of citizenship. Is this how you register your superiority in the industry? I believe is wrong and distant relationship is extremely dangerous because is a recipe for so many tempting things especially when either of those involve knew it a situational relationship.
    I have witness how some of you actresses behave when you people come to UK, is so shamful all because you want to drive Range Rover, iPhone and show off to your colleagues. Your attitude stinks I must say.
    Before, it was married men and now you actresses have shifted from married men to men abroad.

  3. Akuwax in Barotseland , Zambia.

    November 1, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    Issues of love will never let us lest. No wonder, Malozi ba ize mazazi ki malozwana (the Lozis of Barotseland in Zambia have said days are numbered). What goes up today will eventually come down.

  4. pa salami

    November 1, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    tope there is no meaning or sense about you know her and she lived in Ibadan and as a result she cant grant interview Inerview is about YES or NO Aas simple as that.

  5. Babatunde afolabi

    October 6, 2019 at 10:37 AM

    d piece of advice i wanna give to you is dat don’t give satan space to work in your, relationship with your friend men are like that. if you know dat you don’t have anything to do with him just forget about it and end your issue with her because as they use to say a friend in need is a friend indeed

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