Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele has made her official return to social media to celebrate herself.
Since yesterday, congratulatory messages has been pouring in for the “Omo Ghetto Saga” actress who got an invitation to be a member of Oscar Awards.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had extended invitations to 397 distinguished artists and executives to join the organization in 2022. Membership selection was based on professional qualifications, with an ongoing commitment to representation, inclusion and equity. This year’s class of invitees included 71 Oscar nominees, including 15 winners.
Funke Akindele alongside director, producer and writer Blessing Egbe, actor Daniel K Daniel, and Nigerian-born motion picture practitioner – Europe-based filmmaker Newton Aduaka, made the list of 397 members invited to join the Oscars as voting members both for the nominees and eventual winners.
Making an official statement, Funke Akindele rejoiced over getting an invitation as member of the Academy award.
She noted how it was such a big deal for her to be honored with the prestigious invite.
Taking to her Instagram page, Funke wrote, “Wow!!! I’m so happy getting an invitation as a member of THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES (class of 2022) under the category of ACTORS, is such a BIG DEAL. Thank you @theacademy @realchiomaude I’m so honored!!”.