Funke Adesiyan Biography | Age | Movies | Career | Education | Net Worth

Early Life and Education

Funke Adesiyan was born on March 14, 1986 in Oyo State, Ibadan. She had her primary and secondary school education in Ibadan before attending The Polytechnic, Ibadan, where she bagged an Ordinary National Diploma (OND). She studied Performing Arts at Olabisi Onabanjo University. She also bagged a diploma in law from the same university.
She later furthered her education at the New York Film Academy to study filmmaking and directing in 2015, after losing her electoral bid. Other Nigerian entertainers who have attended this prestigious film school include Banky W, Kunle Afolayan, Kemi Adetiba, Ikechukwu, Stephanie Okereke, Dr Sid, and Kunle Remi, among others.


Funke began modeling at the age of 13, and by the age of 14, she was running her own business. As a result, she was able to construct her first home while still a teenager and earn her first million naira at the age of 17.
Funke opened a fashion store in her hometown after losing her election bid in 2011, but a series of unfortunate events caused her to lose almost all of her money. It was a serious setback. Funke, on the other hand, was able to claw her way back to the top and is now in charge of several successful businesses.
Funke is the owner of the “La’venette” clothing line. She claimed to have designed every piece of clothing she wore in the film Eti Keta.

Personal Life

Funke is now in a relationship, but she claims that marriage is not a top priority for her. In one of her social media posts, Funke asserts that males are born to lie and that if your boyfriend lies, it is just because he is a man. She cautioned women against leaving their husbands because of infidelity, comparing doing so to moving from Nigeria to America due to weather.

Political Career

Funke entered politics at the age of 25 by managing Mallam Shekarau’s presidential campaign. You may remember that Ibrahim Shekarau ran for president in the general elections in Nigeria in 2011. Shekarau was a former minister of education and the governor of Kano State.
In 2015, Funke ran as a candidate for the People’s Democratic Party to represent Ibadan South East in the Oyo State House of Assembly. She was really happy when she won the primary election, and she posted about it on social media. She did, however, lose the election and a sizable portion of her money. She did, however, manage to host a party following the elections as a way to express her gratitude to her supporters.
She switched parties in time for the 2019 general election, joining the All Progressive Congress (APC), and President Muhammad Buhari named her as the First Lady’s personal assistant for domestic and social activities.

Net Worth

Net Worth, $1.7 Million

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