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As Funke Akindele humanises self with humility


Sir: Humility is essential for everyday life, “once it nestles in your heart, it will bring peace and healing within yourself.” “Humility inspires people and opens the road to success.” – Carolyn Boston.

“I care less of what you think of me when my mind synchronises with humility and love; I care more about what I think of myself when I make honest mistakes and amend.” -Yahaya Balogun

In a nutshell, Boston and Balogun’s quotes above are moral prescriptions for Funke Akindele at this period. Funke is a brilliant and talented actress. A rib-cracking comedian who humanly erred a few days ago. On Monday, April 6, 2020, the Chief Magistrate Court 1 Ogba found the popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, guilty after violating the two-week restriction and lawful order imposed by the Federal Government of Nigeria to curb the spread of evil COVID-19. The court fined the couple for $260 each and ordered them to undergo 14 days of community service and isolation.


Sadly, Funke Akindele never had any inkling or thought of what the moral consequences of her action a few days ago would cause her. But her initial pedestrian apology aggravated her ordeal in the eyes of the public and law. It’s heartwarming to see Funke Akindele humble herself from her previous remonstrations (urge reasons in opposition).

This writer is a strong believer in second chances. Second Chances gives man the opportunity to humble himself and make corrections from previous mistakes in order to redeem himself. In this article, I am going to disappoint some people; and gladden the hearts of others as I seek public forgiveness for Funke Akindele. Every man’s mind is innately constructed to make mistakes, recompense and move on with life. “An unassuming pride is a force that no misfortune or any mishaps can transit” – Anonymous. Meanwhile, a humble man with imbued humility usually uses his past mistakes to shape his future for good. A man of humility also humbles himself by learning from the mistakes of the past in order not to repeat them. That’s why man is called “fallible being” from all the idiosyncrasies (good and bad) of life.

This writer is not immune from honest mistakes as well, but when he realises his errors, he is quick to make amends with humility. Those who are close to this writer will tell you that he fearlessly has zero-tolerance for pretenses but he is always impassioned by humility and integrity demonstrated by other people. I want to use this medium to acknowledge the humility and remorseful emotion of Funke Akindele after her exuberant attitude and self-induced ordeal last weekend. Funke will definitely get through this self-inflicted moral ordeal and troubled time. 


Now that justice has been dispensed in the court of law at Ikeja Magistrate Court for Funke’s infractions, it is time for Funke to move on with her artistic and comedian life for our enjoyment and relaxation. Funke remains one of the best-known actresses in Africa. She has also brought much joy and wisecracking comedy to many homes in Nigeria, Africa and the world. “There is nothing nobler than slowing down or halting your pride and accepting your mistakes. Humility, once it nestles in your heart brings peace and healing within yourself. Humility inspires people and opens the road to success.”- Carolyn Boston

Also, the law enforcement agency that enforced the arrest, arraignment and quick dispensation of Funke’s justice (in less than 72 hours) must make it fair for all our corrupt politicians to be swiftly brought to justice too. After all, what is good for the geese is also good for the gander. There must not be inequitable distribution and dispensation of justice.

While Funke Akindele is humanising herself with humility, this period is a great blessing in disguise for her to explore her mindfulness and be morally rearmed. Morally, most of us that scolded Funke must-see ourselves in the fallibility of Funke. As Funke earns our unfettered fanship back, let’s forgive and give Funke a second chance as she has remorsefully gladdened and melted our aggrieved hearts.

Yahaya Balogun wrote from Arizona, USA. 


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