A flood of congratulatory messages has followed news online that Nollywood actress Funke Akindele has given birth to twin babies, with husband Rasheed Bello, better known as JJC Skillz.
Funke, who is 41 years old, lent some credibility to the trending story when she wrote in her Instagram story: “Thank you Lord. Oluwa e tobi (God is great), I am now being called a new name.”
Some of Funke’s fellow artistes joined in the adulation. Mercy Aigbe posted on Instagram the good news and wrote: Best news of the year! Jehovah overdo…Twins. To God be all the glory!! Congrats@funkejenifaakindele and @jjcskillz on the arrival of your twins! Iya Ibeji mo ba e yo”.
By noon on Saturday, there were already over 4,000 congratulatory messages on Funke’s Instagram account, tagged to the post promoting the movie Chief Daddy.
Congratulations to one of my Fav, Funke Akindele Bello and JJC Skillz as they welcome their first child in USA.
God bless you more & more.
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— Gbemi Dennis™ (@GbemiDennis) December 22, 2018
Congratulations to Funke Akindele! Beautiful Christmas news!
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) December 22, 2018
I'm happy for Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz. The joy of having a baby is unquantifiable. May God continue to bless and protect their household.
— Bhadmus Hakeem (@Bhadoosky) December 22, 2018
Don't build your trust in the philosophy of men but of God. Our God is the Onise iyanu!! Happy for Funke Akindele and the Husband for this wonderful gifts from God.. #2018 is a bomb!!! I am a testimony.
— Mayowa (@Mayoradebowale) December 22, 2018
“As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.” Proverbs 25:25. Congrats Funke (Akindele) Bello & Adulrasheed Bello (JJc Skills). News of your new twins has brought joy to us. May they grow in wisdom, stature and Favour with God and Man. In Jesus’ name.
— Nathaniel Bassey (@nathanielblow) December 22, 2018