Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde, also known as Funke Akindele is a Nigerian actress.
She was born on August 24, 1976 in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Funke was brought up by both parents in Somolu, Surulere.
Her mother is a gynaecologist while the father is a retired School Principal.
Date of Birth: Born on August 24, 1976
Age: 41 years old (2019)
State of origin: Lagos State
Occupation: Nigerian Actress
Net Worth: 3.5 million USD
Funke Akindele’s Family
Born into a family of 3 (two girls and one boy)
She is the second in the family.
Her mother is a gynecologist (medical doctor) while her father is a retired school principal.
FUNKE AKINDELE NET WORTH
Funke Akindele is the richest actress in Nigeria, currently. She has topped the likes of Genevieve Nnaji and Kate Henshaw due to her several endorsement deal. Popular among them is being a brand ambassador for Irokotv.
She is currently estimated to be worth about $3.5 million.
Funke Akindele Marriage
Married to Abdulrasheed Bello in London, United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.
Funke Akindele Husband
Funke’s husband was formerly married and wedded to Kenny Oyolede in 2012.
That marriage ended in divorce. She is now married to Nigerian rapper, born Abdul Rasheed Bello, widely known as JJC Skillz.
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Funke Akindele Join acting
She stated acting in 1998 where she featured in a popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) program sponsored by sitcom, titled: “I Need to Know” in 1998.
The program ran from 1998 to 2002 and she played Bisi in the drama.
In the role she acted as a very intelligent secondary school girl.
Funke Akindele got her breakthrough to the top in 2009 from the movie titled JENIFA.
Meanwhile, Funke has more than 100 movies to her credit as a nollywood actress, writer and movie producer.
Funke Akindele Movies
- Final Whistle
- Final Whistle 2
- Atlanta 2
- Agbara Ife
- 13th Day: Ojo Ketala
- 13th Day: Ojo Ketala 2
- Osuwon Eda
- Odun Baku
- Agbefo 2
- Okun Ife Yi
- Oba Irawo
- Edunjobi 2
- Baye Se Nlo
- Taiwo Taiwo
- Taiwo Taiwo 2
- Omo Pupa
- Kakai Leku
- Jenifa Jenifa
- Atanpako Meta
- Apoti Orogun
- Aje Meta
- Aje Meta 2
- Iro Funfun
- Ija Ola
- Ija Ola 2
- Anointed Liars
- Anointed Liars 2
- Ladies Gang
- Ladies Gang 2
- Maami Maami
- New Horizons
- Blood is Money
- A Trip to Jamaica
AWARDS WON SO FAR BY FUNKE
In 2009, she received awards on
Africa Movie Academy Award
Nigerian Entertainment Awards for best actress (Jenifa).
In 2012 she had three awards to her credit
Nigerian Entertainment awards best actress (Troj)
Nollywood Movies Awards for best actress (Emi abata)
Zulu African Film Academy Awards for best actress (Maami and the return of Jenifa)
In 2013 she was received award again on Maami
Nollywood Movies Awards for best actress,indigenous (Maami)
In 2014 3 awards
Nigeria Entertainment Awards for Best Actress in lead role (Agnetta O’Mpa)
Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for Best Actress, Comedy (Return of Sheri Koko respectively).
ELOY Awards for Brand Ambassador of the Year (Omo detergent)
In 2016 She got four Awards
Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for best actress in Comedy Role (Jenifa’s Diary)
Naija FM awards for sitcom of the year and best actress in comedy (Jenifa’s Diary).
In the same year, she also won the Africa Entertainment Legend Awards for Best Actress of the Year (Jenifa’s Diary)
Ghana Movies Awards for Best Actress Africa Collaboration ( A trip to Jamaica).
In 2017 she hit the whole Africa
Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for Best TV Series (Jenifa’s Diary).
Nigeria Entertainment Awards for Best Lead Actress (A trip to Jamaica)
Funke Akindele among the Nigerian Actors/actress is the most followed on Instagram
Funke Akendele was pregnant with twins until November 2017.
In 2009, she made headlines across the entire continent of Africa as the Best Actress in a leading role and this led her to win the highly recognized award.
Apart from that very award in 2009, she has won a good number of awards and endorsements for her ability to actually entertain.
Funke Akindele is the producer of Jenifa’s Dairy and a key actress of that series
Jenifa’s Diary documents the life of Jenifa, a school dropout turned hairdresser.
The first episode was on 15th April, 2015.
Jenifa’s Dairy has wider viewers, aired in almost all the stations in Nigeria. The program is entertaining and comic. Broadcasting till date.