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Funke Akindele Biography, Net worth, Career, Movies, and Family


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Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde is a Nigerian actress and Film Producer.  Her state name is Funke Akindele. She first starred as a sitcom actress in a film sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).  The show was titled “I Need to Know,” and she played the role of Bisi, an intelligent secondary school student. The show ran for about four years from 1998 to 2002. However, she first came to the spotlight when she featured in the movie Jenifa.

Funke Akindele is currently the lead character, in an ongoing hit TV show Jenifa’s Diary alongside Juliana Olayode, Falz, Aderounmu Adejumoke, and Fisayo Ajisola. The show is a spin-off from the movie Jenifa. She is also the CEO of Scene One Film Production.

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Funke Akindele Biography

She was born on the 24th of August, 1977 (age 42), in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria. Funke is the second of three children. Her father is a retired school principal while her mother is a medical doctor.

She got her national diploma in Mass Communication at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Ogun state and a Law degree from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba. Funke is known for a generous heart. Because of her love for humanity, she created an organization (Jenifa Foundation), where she helps young people harness vocational skills.

Who is Funke Akindele Husband

funke akindele husband


Funke Akindele married Adeola Kehinde Oloyede. However, citing irreconcilable differences, they separated and later got divorced in July 2013. Funke Akindele later married Nigerian rapper Abdul and producer Rasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skillz, in London on May 2016. Through JJC, she has several step-children. Recently, Funke was blessed with a set of twin boys with JJC Skillz

Funke Akindele Awards and Nominations

Funke Akindele has various endorsement deals and awards under her belt, such as being the Ambassador to Irokotv.  She got signed under the Keystone Bank in 2018. Funke also has over 100 movies to her credit as writer, actress, and producer.  

Some of her awards include:


2008 – Won Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress Leading  Role

2009 – Won Best Actress at Nigeria Entertainment Awards

2009 –  Won Best Actress for Nigeria Entertainment Awards

2010 – Won Best Actress Leading Role (Yoruba) of Best of Nollywood Awards

2012 – Won Best Actress (Indigenous) for Nigeria Entertainment Awards

2012 – Nominated for Best Actress Best of Nollywood Awards

2013 – Best Actress for Zulu African Film Academy Awards


2013 – Nominated Best Actress ( Leading Role ) for Nollywood Movies Award


2014 – Won for Best Actress ( Leading Role) for Nigeria Entertainment Awards

2014 – Won for Best Actress (Comedy) for Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards

2016 – Awards for Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards in Best Actress in a Comedy

2018 – Awards for Africa Movie Academy for Best Actress in a Leading Role

2016 – Won Best Actress in Comedy for Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Award

2016 – Nominated for Best Actress Series for Nigeria Entertainment Awards

2016 –  Won Sitcom of the Year by Naija FM Awards

2016 – Won Best Actress in Comedy Role for Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards

2018 – Won Brand Ambassador of the Year at the ELOY Awards

Funke Akindele Net worth

According to, Funke has a net worth of over $3.5 million. She is a highly successful businesswoman and very influential in Nigeria.

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