Funke Akindele, has threatened to sue Linda Ikeji over an article Ikeji posted on January 23 titled, ‘Did Funke Akindele shade Toyin Aimakhu last night?’
Ms. Akindele has asked Ms. Ikeji to retract and apologise within 24 hours.
In the post, Ms. Ikeji suggested that an Instagram picture on Ms. Akindele’s page was intended as a slight on actress, Ms. Aimakhu, who was recently separated from her husband, Adeniyi Johnson. According to Linda Ikeji, the two actresses had previously fallen out and Ms. Aimakhu had “shaded” Ms. Akindele over the latter’s 2014 divorce.
Ms Akindele, through her management the post by Linda Ikeji led to “cynical comments and hasty judgements”.
“(The post has portrayed) Funke Akindele’s brand in bad light,” her management said. “It has promoted unhealthy rivalry where there is none.”
Ms. Akindele’s lawyer, in a seven paragraph letter made available to PREMIUM TIMES said the post was “borne out of pure malice for our client who has carved an inch (sic) for herself in the entertainment industry whilst also inciting hatred between our client and Toyin Aimakhu on one hand and our client and her fans on the other hand.”