Why I stayed away from Twitter – Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele, the Nigerian actress turned politician, says she stays off Twitter because of the verbal attacks on the platform.
The film producer has been on and off the microblogging platform since the conclusion of the 2023 general election.
Akindele was the running mate to Olajide ‘Jandor’ Adediran, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), during the March 18 election.
The PDP, however, lost the election to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the incumbent governor and candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
The actress, who recently engaged some of her followers in a conversation, was asked by a fan why she hasn’t been active on the app.
Dem too Dey insult people on this app so I stay off. How are you ? https://t.co/ux8430LUNF
— Funke Akindele (@funkeakindele) May 4, 2023
“Madm Funke Akindele I site you… longest time… you run away for us abi wot happen,” the fan wrote.
In response, Akindele said she stayed away to avoid the incessant toxic comments from trolls on Twitter.
“Dem too Dey insult people on this app so I stay off. How are you ?” Funke replied.
The movie star also replied by saying she’s not afraid but careful.
“No I’m not afraid!! I’m just careful ❤️❤️,” she wrote.
On March 20, Akindele cleared all her political-related posts on her Instagram page.
Akindele rose to prominence in 2008 for her movie ‘Jenifa’, which gained commercial success.