She planned relocating to UK due to lack of movie roles – Late Jumoke’s brother

Nigerian actress, Adejumoke Aderounmu’s younger brother, Adeola, has revealed that his sister was planning to relocate to the United Kingdom before her demise.

Jumoke, popularly known for her role as Esther in actress and filmmaker, Funke Akindele’s family sitcom, ‘Jenifa’s Diary’, passed away within the week.

Speaking in an interview with Saturday Beats, Adeola said Jumoke wanted to leave Nigeria for UK because she was not getting movie roles.

She planned relocating to UK due to scarcity of movie roles - Late Jumoke's brother

When asked why he did not contact Funke Akindele privately, instead of calling her out online for allegedly not helping the deceased in her time of need, he stated that he did not have her number.

He said; “I did not reach out to her (Funke), because I don’t have her phone number, and I am not close to her. But, my sister had her number, and even sent another actress, Paschaline Alex to her, all to no avail.

“She (Funke) stopped calling her for jobs. Jumoke tried to know why, because she wanted to retrace her steps if she had committed any offence. She was an introvert, and usually kept to herself. She was actually not sick. She just died in her sleep.”

The young man reiterated that only two of her colleagues, namely; Rita Dominic and Tayo Sobola came through for Jumoke in her time of need.

He, howeve, said that though his sister had been buried, the family will organise a tribute event in a church on the 40th day after her death.

Meanwhile, it may be recalled that Funke Akindele, defended herself by saying she not aware that Jumoke needed help, and nobody reached out to her about that.

Shedding tears in a viral video, she said; “There was a time I sent Jide a message, because ‘Jenifa’s Diary’ is on break. He got back to me and said Jumoke said we should be calling her for jobs.

And, I said there was no problem; that we would call her for acting gigs. After ‘A Tr!be called Judah’ (her latest movie), I have not done any project. I tried (reaching out), and Jide can testify.”