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Funke Akindele Biography- Net Worth, Age Wedding, Husband & Movies

REAL NAME: Funke Akindele
DATE OF BIRTH: born on August 24, 1976
NET WORTH: Estimated at $700,000
HOW OLD IS FUNKE AKINDELE: She is currently 41 years old
OCCUPATION: Nigerian Actress

Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde better known as Funke Akindele, is a comic Nigerian actress and firm producer born and bred in Lagos , Nigeria. She shot into stardom after featuring in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored drama; I Need to Know, which was alive from 1998 to 2002. Funke Akindele was born August 24, 1976 in Ikorodu,Lagos State, Nigeria.

Fast forward to year 2009, the Nollywood diva won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She played a lead role in the hit TV show Jenifa’s Diary, alongside Fisayo Ajisola, Falz, Juliana Olayode, Lolo and more. Jenifa’s Diary is one of the most seen Nigerian movie of all time and it is inevitable to talk about  (Jenifa’s Diary) in Nigeria without giving due credit to Funke Akindele, who was also behind its production.

Early life And Education

Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde is her real name but she more popular with the name, Jenifa or Funke Akindele. She was born on August 24, 1976 in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria. She is currently 41 years old as her 42 birthday is going to be on 24th August. She is the second of 3 children (two girls and one boy). Her mother is a medical doctor while her father is a retired school principal . She attended Ogun State Polytechnic where she obtained Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Mass Communication now called Moshood Abiola Polytechnic . Thereafter, she got a Law degree from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba (UniLag).

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Acting Career

She launched her career as a TV presenter and officially became known after featuring in a popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored family television program; I Need To Know. This television program was aired from 1998 to 2002. Funke played the role of Bisi, a curious but highly intelligent secondary school student , she was still very much small as at that time.

Funke left Television for Cinema and has featured in numerous Nollywood movies (mostly Yoruba) as a producer, an actress and writer. In 2009, she produced a record breaking movie titled Jenifa which she later recreated as Return of Jenifa and now as Jenifa’s Diary. Funke Akindele has over a 100 movies to her credit as actress, writer and producer.

Her movie “Jenifa” earned four nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2008 and won for her the best actress in the African Movie Academy Award in 2009.

Charity Organisation

Funke Ayotunde Akindele is also into charity initiative, she owns a charity organisation called THE JENIFA FOUNDATION, it’s a non-governmental organization whose aims and objectives are nurturing talents and acquiring vocational skills.

Funke Akindele’s Marriage, Husband And Wedding

On the 26th day of May 2012, she tied the knot with a man named Adeola Kehinde Oloyede , the marriage lasted for just one year before hitting the rocks. In July 2013, she got separated from Oloyede citing irreconcilable difference for her divorce. The Nollywood diva is currently married to a Nigerian rapper Abdul Rasheed Bello known as JJC Skillz. They legally tied the knot in May 2016 and it took place in London.

Funke Akindele is currently heavily pregnant and we expect her to put to bed as soon as possible. We are very happy for her after all this years of marriage drama and saga she finally found the love of her life.

Funke Akindele’s Age

She was born on August 24, 1976 therefore , she is currently 41 years old.

Funke Akindele’s Net Worth

Funke Akindele’s net worth as at the time of creating this article is estimated to be $700,000 which is about #245 million Naira.

Awards And Nominations

2009 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
2010 Best of Nollywood Awards
2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
2012 Nollywood Movies Awards
2012 Best of Nollywood Awards
Zulu African Film Academy Awards
2013 Nollywood Movies Awards
2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
Nigeria Entertainment Awards
Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
2016 Ghana Movies Awards
Africa Entertainment Legend Awards

Funke Akindele’s Movies

  • Atlanta.
  • Ohun buruku.
  • Edunjobi.
  • Ole Ole.
  • Emi ni toto.
  • Okun ife.
  • Aje meta.
  • Atanpako meta.
  • Odun baku.
  • Kosefowora.
  • Edunjobi.
  • Agbefo.
  • Ojo Ketala.
  • Egun.
  • Okan mi.
  • Jenifa.
  • Taiwo Taiwo.
  • Ekuro.
  • Gbarada.
  • Christmas passion.
  • Etanu.
  • Akeju.
  • Adun aye.
  • Eda.
  • Ife kan.
  • Risikat.
  • Okun idi.
  • Ode osan.
  • Final Whistle.
  • Final Whistle 2.
  • Atlanta.
  • Atlanta 2.
  • Agbefo 2.
  • Okun Ife Yi.
  • Oba Irawo.
  • Maku.
  • Egun.
  • Edunjobi.
  • Edunjobi 2.
  • Baye Se Nlo.
  • Akandu.
  • Taiwo Taiwo.
  • Taiwo Taiwo 2.
  • Omo Pupa.
  • Kakai Leku.
  • Jenifa.
  • Atanpako Meta.
  • Apoti Orogun.
  • Aje Meta.
  • Maami.
  • New Horizons.
  • Blood is Money.
  • A Trip to Jamaica.
  • Aje Meta 2.
  • Iro Funfun.
  • Ija Ola.
  • Ija Ola 2.
  • Farayola.
  • Anointed Liars.
  • Agbara Ife.
  • 13th Day: Ojo Ketala 2.
  • Osuwon Eda.
  • Odun Baku.
  • Kosefowora.
  • Agbefo.
  • Anointed Liars 2.
  • Ladies Gang.
  • Ladies Gang 2.

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  1. Wow!.. This biography is indeed great.. But, She needs to work on her marital life.

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