I Built My First House at Age 19 – Actress Recounts Achievements

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Yoruba actress, Funke Adesiyan is one of a few Nigerians who achieved something as tangible as a property at an early age.

According to the actress, who took to Instagram to share her success story today, November 2, 2016, she made her first million at the age 17, built her first house at 19. However, fate frowned on her success and she lost almost everything at 27.

Funke Adesiyan

Funke Adesiyan

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“I am a product of God’s grace,” she wrote. “I started modeling at 13. I started business at 14. At 17 I made my first million. At 19 I built my first house. At 24 I already had an OND, a diploma and a degree.”



“At 25 I ran a presidential campaign for one of the greatest men Nigeria is blessed with. Mallam Shekarau. At 26, I opened a fashion emporium in my hometown which cost me over 20 million naira then. But guess what? At 27, I had lost almost all,” she continued.

The actress however, started afresh and even achieved more. With the experience gathered from her past job, Funke Adesiyan ventured into politics: she contested for a seat at the Oyo state House of Assembly in 2015. Although she lost the election Funke sees that as a stepping stone to greater ventures. Currently she runs four resourceful companies and is doing very well at that.

As an actress and producer, Funke produced and featured in “Obinrin Ale” and “Ayo Kulehin,” “Aparo”, “Eti Keta” and “Kakaaki.”

Sometime ago, the actress made the news for allegedly spending a sum of $7,000 on breast Augmentation. The heavily-endowed lady also did some weight loose therapies which shrunk her once big sized body into a perfect figure.

After several failed relationships, including that with Nollywood actor Saheed Balogun, Funke no longer believes in marriage. She calls it a sham and would rather be in an open relationship than be sentenced to a life prison of marriage.