Nollywood Actress, Funke Akindele is currently under fire on social media for allegedly treating her workers badly.
The Actress was accused by several women on twitter of serially abusing her employees verbally, physically, emotionally and financially.
In a series of tweets she was accused of overworking her employees, promoting hatred among her workers and underpaying them.
@_yinxx_ accused Funke Akindele of bringing down YouTube a video made by a friend of hers who worked for the actress and accused her of a lot of things including non payment of agreed
Other people also tweeted different accounts of abused individuals who have worked with the actress in recent times.
If i open my friend's chapter with Funke Akindele ehn…. Just painful that most of them refused taking a legal action against her.
Act of throwing her shoe at staff.
Should we discuss about breach of contract? Stating salary on paper, paying something else in reality
— Boyaz 😎 (@b_oyaz) June 29, 2020
Funke Akindele will sack you and not pay for the months you worked. So Petty that she will block or unfollow you on all social media platforms.
— Omo Rapala Omo Ara (@kpumpin0007) June 29, 2020
Funke Akindele allegedly beats her staff, emotionally and verbally abuses them…. Not one, not two persons have told these stories about her. Even Juliana (Toyosi) hinted this in her book. She needs to do better tbh
— Gift 🖤 (@Giftama_) June 29, 2020
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A little update: About a month ago, I posted a lengthy video of my experience working with Funke Akindele. But the video was quickly brought down as a bid to shut me up. Naturally as a content creator, my instinct was to make another one right away but I couldn't bring myself to it due to the fact that I touched on a really sensitive topic (depression) and some experiences I passed through while working for her which was like opening old wounds and I needed time to heal from that. I am indeed happy and relieved that I finally got to make another video in which I touched on a few things because truthfully, even if I was given a day I would still not be able to cover all the ills not just me but her staff face daily. The experience has indeed taught me that not all that glitters is gold, literally! Looking back I just wondered how I endured so much when we were deprived of so many things. For instance, we couldn't watch TV (literally, the TV in our lodge was taken away weeks after we resumed) and she mustn't walk in on you watching anything on your laptop (can't tell you how many times she randomly sent people to come check if we were sleeping or doing anything asides writing). I mean, how do you expect your writers to be 100% productive when you don't allow them some leisure time? It didn't take me long to develop bloodshot eyes because there were daysssssssssss when we'd write all through the night, no sleep. We worked under DURESS AND FEAR. It is always about the script, the script is more important than you and your health. P.S – For the few who asked why my character in the YouTube series 'HOUSEHELPS' was replaced, well… Because I chose to leave she asked that I be replaced (no surprises there). #IsurvivedFunkeAkindele #SurvivingFunke #freedom #speakingmytruth