Nigerian musician and filmmaker, Abdulrasheed Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz in an interview with Playground TV, revealed how one of his daughters convinced him to marry Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele.
He also his children accepted Funke as his partner long before they tied the knots.
“Well, before we got married in London, we all had a good relationship here in Nigeria. The kids were always seeing this beautiful woman around daddy, and she always makes him happy. They might be away and in different continents, but they are part of our daily activities.
“She is also very close to them, they met her digitally first. They didn’t know she was an actress then because, in the UK, they hardly watch Nigerian movies, but they love her so much.
“They all love each other. It’s a perfect blend. I remember my daughter telling me ‘Dad make sure you marry her. She’s a keeper.
“ And I did, I followed my daughter’s advice. One of my songs, Save The Last Dance’ was written for my wife, she really saved the last dance for me.”
Revealing how they met in another interview, JJC said theirs was love at first sight.
“She (Funke) had an idea called Jenifa’s Diary that she wanted to do, and she was looking for a good director and cameraman, so she called me to help her shoot the TV series, and that was how we met,” he said.
“It was an instant connection. In fact, it was love at first sight. I saw her, she saw me, and we saw stars. From that point on, everything was aligned.”
JJC Skillz says he loves the fact that his wife, Funke Akindele, loves what he does and gives him room to do just that.
“The truth is I work really hard all the time, and a lot of the people I dated in the past used to complain that I did not devote time to them. But now, I have found my better-half who works as hard as I do, so it is a perfect combination, and the world is in trouble because we are the perfect team.
“As I am playing music, she is making me laugh. We have the perfect synergy, and what we are working on right now will blow people’s minds away. And I want to advise people in the entertainment industry to go and look for their better half within the same industry because it will give you more focus and direction.”
JJC Skillz and Funke were first rumoured to be in a relationship for a while before they made it official in May 2016 at a secret wedding in London.
Funke Akindele was previously married in 2012 to Adeola Kehinde Oloyede, but the marriage crashed a year later due to some un-reconcilable differences.
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Skillz, on the other hand, has three children from his past relationships.
The couple are reportedly expecting a set of twins together.