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


Akindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotunde (born 24 August 1977), famously addressed as Funke Akindele or Jenifa, is a talented Nigerian movie actress , businesswoman, and producer. 
She starred in the sitcom I Need to Know from 1998 to 2002, and in 2009, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. 

Early Life & Education

Funke Akindele was born on August 24, 1977, in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria. 
She is the second of three children (two girls and one boy). Her mother is a medical doctor, while her father is a retired school principal. She also has a sister named
Funke Akindele attended Grace Children School, Gbagada, Lagos State. She obtained an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Mass Communication from the former Ogun State Polytechnic, now known as Moshood Abiola Polytechnic. She earned a Law degree from the University of Lagos.

Funke Akindele Career

Funke  worked in Television for a long period of time and later switched permanently to the lucrative cinema world. The Superstar came to limelight in 1998 when she played Bisi, a brilliant secondary school student, in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom; “I Need To Know.” The comedy soap opera ran from 1998 to 2002. She gained huge fame in 2009 for her role in the movie “ Jenifa“. So far, she has more than a hundred movies she produced, wrote or acted in. She has over a 100 movies to her credit as actress, writer and producer.
Funke is a recognized figure in many African homes and many adore her in many of her lead roles in great movies that have made quite an impact on Nigerians and Nollywood. She has become a role model to so many young Nigerians who aspire to be like her and who she has inspired to work hard towards living in better future. She runs a non-governmental Organisation known as The Jenifa Foundation, whose aims and objectives involves nurturing talents and acquiring vocational skills. She also has a lot of endorsement deals to her name, the most recently is her being signed as Ambassador to Iroko TV.

Funke Akindele Age

Funke Akindele is 45 years old.

Funke Akindele Personal Life

Just like other celebrities, Funke had a colourful wedding in 2012. But her marriage did not flourish as her fans anticipated. Her ex-husband, Kehinde Oloyede Adeola was rumoured to have had strings of relationships and children out-of-wedlock. There are claims that her marriage did not work due to her husband’s extra-marital affairs. Nobody was sure what happened but they got a divorce in 2013, a year after their wedding, citing irreconcilable differences.





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Anointed Liars


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Ladies Gang

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Net Worth

Funke Akindele Net Worth ; Net Worth: $7.6 million

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