- Many were surprised when news broke that Funke Akindele and Juliana ‘Toyo Baby’ Olayode from TV series Jenifa’s Diary have gone their separate ways
- Some wondered what could have caused their split
- The reason for their split has been revealed and it's money
A few weeks ago, NAIJ.com brought you a story on how Juliana Olayode aka ‘Toyo baby’ from TV series Jenifa’s Diary has split from the show’s creator Funke Akindele. At that time, many did not know the reason why these two split. But now, we can confirm that money was the root of their problem.
Apparently, Funke Akindele removed Toyo baby from the series because she demanded for more pay a source revealed to Tns.ng. Akindele via her production manager and younger sister Abimbola pays actors between N3,000 and N150,000 (per episode/season of the show) depending on their role.
Toyo baby’s request did not go down well with Funke because she felt Toyo was being an ingrate since she rose to fame via her appearance on the popular show. Also, actors Lota Chukwu, Omotunde Lolo 1, Falz D Bahd Guy (who has since exited the show) and Olayode are the highest paid actors who take home N150,000 per season. The rest take home much less.
More popular stars like Tiwa Savage, Toke Makinwa and others who have had brief cameo appearances on the show reportedly got between N100,000 and N300,000 for ‘showing face’. As a result of their fallout, both Funke and Juliana have unfollowed each other on social media.
Who knew these actors were being paid what some consider ‘chicken change’.
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