Ace Nollywood actress and film producer, Funke Akindele has responded to allegations made by a former staff member that she overworks them, leaving no time for rest.
A screenwriter, Cassandra Owolabi, had accused the popular actress of physically, emotionally and financially abusing her staff.
She alleged that Funke strictly supervises them and this led her to depression.
”…For instance, we couldn’t watch TV (literally, the TV in our lodge was taken away weeks after we resumed) and she mustn’t walk in on you watching anything on your laptop (can’t tell you how many times she randomly sent people to come to check if we were sleeping or doing anything asides writing)”
”We worked under DURESS AND FEAR. It is always about the script, the script is more important than you and your health” she wrote.
Meanwhile, Funke replied to the allegations, saying that she and her staff play as hard as they work.
“We work so HARD 24/7 and also play hard. Thanks for the hard work. Love you guys!”, she wrote in an Instagram post with a video of she and her staff playing.