Funke Akindele Biography, Age, Career, Spouse, Net Worth
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Akindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotunde /( listen) ( listen)born (24 August 1977) is popularly referred to by the name of Funke Akindele or Jenifa is a Nigerian film actor and producer. Akindele played a role in her sitcom I Need to Know from 1998 until 2002. Then, in 2009 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading role.
Profiling Funke AkindeleA Quick Glance At Funke Akindele
|Full Names||Akindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotunde|
|Date Of Birth||24, August 1976|
|Age||45 Years Old|
|State of Origin||Lagos State
|Occupation||Actress • TV Personality
|Spouse||JJC (m. 2016), Kehinde Oloyede (m. 2012–2013)|
|Academics||University of Lagos|
|Net Worth||$7.6 million|
|Movie||Who’s the Boss|
Akindele Bello Olufunke Ayotunde (born 24 August 1977) is known by the name of Funke Akindele also known as Jenifa Jenifa a skilled Nigerian film actress producer, businesswoman, and businessperson.
She was on her sitcom I Have to Learn from 1998 until 2002. In 2009, she received the Africa Movie Academy Award for the Best Actress in a Leading role.
She became famous for her role in the film named Jenifa which earned her the name Jenifa. Her role in the Omo Ghetto trilogy also contributed to her fame.
Funke Akindele was the lead character in the comedy Jenifa’s Diary and was named the best actress in a Comedy in the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Early Life & Education
Funke Akindele was born on the 24th of August 1977 located in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria.
She is the third in a family of three (two boys and two girls). She has a mother who is a doctor, her father is a retired school principal. There is also one sister who is known as Abimbola Maria Akindele.
Funke Akindele attended Grace Children School, Gbagada, Lagos State. She graduated with the Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Mass Communication from the former Ogun State Polytechnic which is now called Moshood Abiola Polytechnic. She graduated with a Law qualification from the University of Lagos.
Funke Akindele was in the spotlight after her role in the cult United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)-sponsored sitcom I Have to Know from 1998 until 2002. She was Bisi who was an intelligent but awe-inspiring Secondary school pupil. Funke Akindele‘s breakthrough was in 2008 when she was in the film Jenifa.
In January of 2018, there was controversy following a report by TheCityCeleb revealed the possibility that Funke Akindele was set to make her Hollywood debut in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War since the actress was listed as part of the film’s cast on IMDb.
Mainstream Nigerian media announced the news that Jenifawas is scheduled to play on the screen in Infinity War as the guardian Dora Milaje,
Citing IMDb. Then, a few months after the name was replaced with the name of fellow Nigerian actor Genevieve Naji and Funke Akindele‘s upload was a fake.
In February, TheCityCeleb reported that Senate Chair and President of the National Assembly, Dr. Bukola Saraki has consulted Marvel Studios to feature Funke Akindele in Infinity War.
In July of 2016 during an interview, Funke Akindele said she had fewer roles on her role in the Yoruba film industry due to pirates.
Funke Akindele is the lead character on the hit TV show Jenifa’s diary, with Fisayo Ajisola as well as Falz, Juliana Olayode, and Aderounmu Adejumoke.
It is the spinoff of the film Jenifa. The comedy film of the year Moms at War is starring Funke Akindele and Omoni Oboli.
In July of 2019, Funke Akindele launched a new web-based series called Aiyetoro Town which is a spinoff of her hit TV show, Jenifa’s Diary. She is the CEO of Scene One Film Production.
Her directorial debut was in the film that focuses on politics, Your Excellency.
On May 26, 2012, Funke Akindele married Adeola Kehinde Oloyede. The couple split in July 2013 because of irreconcilable disagreements. Funke Akindele married Nigerian rapper JJC Skillz in London in May 2016.
Funke Akindele’s three children, specifically Tamira Bello, Benito Belloand Josiah Bello, and her twin.
Rumors of her pregnancy were among the most searched results on Google search engine during August of 2017. Funke Akindele had twins in December of 2018 and also has several step-children.
The movies that are part of Funke Akindele are listed alphabetically in order.
- Aje Metta
- Anointed Liars
- Apoti Orogun
- Atanpako Meta
- Baye se Nlo
- Bolode O’ku
- Chief Daddy
- Emi Abata
- Ija Ola
- Jenifa’s Diary
- Kakaki ‘leku
- Ladies Gang
- Love Wahala
- Married but Living Single
- Moms at War
- Oba Irawo
- Odun Baku
- Okun Ife Yi
- Omo Ghetto
- Omo Ghetto: The Saga
- Omo Pupa
- Oreke Mulero
- Osuwon Edaf
- Return of Jenifa
- My Siblings And I
- A Trip to Jamaica
- Taiwo Taiwo
- Your Excellency
- Who’s the Boss (2020 film)
Awards / Nominations
- 2009 Africa Movie Academy Award Best Actress Leading Role
- 2009 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Actress
- 20102010 Best of Nollywood AwardsB est Actress in a Leading Role (Yoruba)
- 2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Actress
- Nollywood Movie Awards Best Actress (Indigenous)
- Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress(English)
- Zulu African Film Academy Awards Best Actress
- 2013 Nollywood Movies AwardsBest Actress (Leading Role) Best Actress (Indigenous)
- 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Actress (Leading Role)
- Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actress (Comedy)
- ELOY Awards Brand Ambassador of the Year
- 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actress In Comedy Role
- Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Actress Series
- Naija FM Awards Sitcom Of The Year
- Best Actress in Comedy
- Africa Entertainment Legend Awards Best Actress of the Year
- 2016 Ghana Movies Awards Best Actress Africa Collaboration
- 2017Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best TV Series
- Best Actress in a Comedy Movie or TV Series
- 2017 Nigeria Entertainment AwardsBest Lead Actress
- 2020 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
- Best Actress in a comedy(Moms At War)
- 2021 Net Honours
- Most Popular Actress
- Most Searched Actress
- Africa Movie Academy Award
- Best Actress in a Leading Role(Omo Ghetto: The Saga)
Funke Akindele is a non-governmental organization called The Jenifa Foundation, that aims to provide youngsters with the necessary skills for a career.
On April 20, 2020, the Akindele family was detained and convicted in court for having an anniversary celebration in the honor of her husband within the time of a lockdown that was imposed (to fight coronavirus). Later, she made an appearance in a Nigeria Centre for Disease Control video to help raise awareness of coronavirus. The actor as well as her husband were sentenced to 14 days of community service after pleading guilty to breaking the lockdown orders.
Funke Akindele has endorsement agreements, including her being signed as an ambassador to Dettol along with Irokotv.
The year 2018 saw her tapped as a brand ambassador by Keystone Bank.
In November She signed an endorsement contract in November 2019 with Waw Nigeria, which manufactures soap bars and detergents.
At the present, the talented actor and director Funke Akindele’s Net worth has been estimated as $7.6 million. She is among the highest-paid actresses from Nigeria.
Funke Akindele has endorsement deals, such as being an ambassador for Irokotv.