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. At that time, many did not know the reason why these two split. But according to Naij.com,it has been confirmed 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.