Nollywood star and deputy governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Funke Akindele, has lost her mother.

The actress’ elder sister, Olubunmi Akindele, broke the news on Tuesday evening on her official Instagram page.

“It is with heavy hearts, but in total submission to God Almighty that the ADEBANJO and AKINDELE families announce the passing of their daughter, mother, grandmother, and sister, DR. R B ADEBANJO-Akindele, which occurred on Tuesday 07 February, 2023,” the older Akindele wrote on Instagram.

”May her gentle soul begin its eternal rest in peace. Amen. Obsequies in honour of her passing shall be announced in due course,” she added.