There were rumors that Funke Akindele and Juliana Olayode, who plays Toyo Baby on Jenifa’s Diary, have parted ways.According to TNS, Funke Akindele cut off Toyo Baby from the widely watched TV series over what the latter termed ‘bad pay’.
A source disclosed that Olayode and Funke parted ways after the former requested from a pay rise from Funke who felt that she’s an ingrate considering the fact that Olayode rose to stardom through her appearance on the widely-watched show.
More sources close to SceneOneProductions, producers of Jenifa’s Diary, further revealed to TNS that the producer of the show, Funke Akinkele via her production manager and younger sister – Abimbola – pays actors between N3,000 and N150,000 (per episode/season of the show) depending on the role.
An actress who spoke to TNS under the condition of anonymity via text message narrated how she was paid what she termed ‘peanuts’ by Akindele’s team after being part of an all-night party scene on Jenifa’s Diary.
According to her,
Findings suggest that actors Lota Chukwu, Omotunde Lolo 1, Falz D Bahd Guy (who has also left the show) and Olayode are the highest paid actors who take home 150k per season.
Stars like Tiwa Savage, Toke Makinwa and others who have had cameo appearances on the show reportedly got between 100k and 300k for ‘showing face’.
Funke and Juliana have since unfollowed each other on their social media accounts.