Nigerian Artist and film Director, Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz, has responded to the rumours about his marriage with a post on Social Media confirming his separation from wife and business partner, Funke Akindele-Bello.
The news, which had been peddled online by various controversial news blogs, was further strengthened after JJC’s son and Funke’s step-son, Benito, released a video in May, 2022, telling the world private things about the couple and their marriage. Although, JJC refuted the rumour, at the time, of any trouble in the Bello paradise.
In the Instagram post shared to his personal handle, JJC Skills started by hitting the nail on the head, saying, “… Funke and I have separated.”
Dear Friends and family I need to let you know that Funke and I have separated. While it lasted we shared a lot of things together and have created 2 beautiful children. The last two years have been extremely difficult for us. I know I have tried my best to fix things but I believe it is beyond repair now. 3 months ago and at Funkes insistence I moved out of the house and apart from AMVCA have not been able to get Funke to sit down in an amicable manner to discuss the future of our relationship. I’m making this announcement so that the public is clear that we both are pursuing separate lives. We still have issues that need to be addressed such as the custody and wellbeing of our children which is paramount as well as business interests which need to be disentangled but I have no doubt that these will be resolved one way or the other.Mr Abdul Bello
Although, the music producer disabled comments underneath the IG post, fans and foe have taken to other mediums to react to the news, expressing their shock and disbelief.
JJC Skillz and Funke Akindele got married in a secret ceremony back in 2016. In 2021, the pair marked their 5th wedding anniversary and shared their ‘Joy’ with hopeful prayers of “a lifetime to go”. The union was blessed with twin boys in 2018, kids the couple decided to keep out of the public’s eye, but Mr Skillz’s third baby mama – and mother to Benito – released a photo of the couple with the twins taken during Christmas, back in 2021.
As at the time of this report, there has been no official comment from Funke Akindele-Bello.
Story: Makcit Rindap