Funke Akindele, also known as Jenifa, is one of the leading humanitarian and public figures in the Nigerian entertainment industry. She has a great reputation, history, and awards. In this article, we would be exploring all you need to know about Funke Akindele, starting with her biography, age, career success, awards, achievements, and net worth.
Funke Akindele Wiki
Full Name Funke Akindele
Date of Birth August 24, 1977
Parents Mr. And Mrs. Akindele
Spouse JJC Skillz
Net Worth $3.5 Million
Funke Akindele Biography
Funke Akindele is a popular Nigerian actress and celebrity born on August 24, 1977. The award-winning superstar was born and raised in Ikorod, Lagos State, Nigeria, to a family of four children (three boys and a girl), and she is said to be a second child. Her father, Mr. Akindele, is a retired school principal, while her mother is a doctor. She grew up in Lagos, where she received her primary education at Grace Gbagada Children’s Schools, after which she completed her high school education at Lagos State Model College, Igbokuta. She then continued her graduate studies at the former Ogun State Polytechnic, which became Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, where she bagged a national diploma (ND) in mass communication.
Funke Akindele Career
Funke Akindele gained recognition in one of her film debuts, “I Need to Know,” where she played the role of Bisi, a brilliant high school student. The show, sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund, started in 1998 and lasted until 2002.
Funke Akindele had her revolutionary film Jenifa in 2008, where she starred in the movie. The movie was the talk of the town as it was too viral at the time.
In January 2018, the name of Funke Akindele appeared on the cast of Avenger’s Infinity War, which turned out to be a top-rated Hollywood film show in the United States but was later replaced by the name of her fellow actress, Nigerian, Geneviève. They claimed that there was a hack because of which the name Funke Akindele was on the list.
In July 2018, she was interviewed and asked why she was less active in the Yoruba actor film, and the answer was that it was due to the high piracy rate.
Akindele plays the main character in the current television series called Jennifer’s Diary what seems to be a better version of the famous Jenifa. She also starred in the comedy film Moms at war, alongside Michelle Dede and other celebrities.
Currently, Funke Akindele has one of the best drama and drama schools and a film producer, Scene One Production. She also owns the non-governmental organization Jenifa Foundation, which aims to provide young professionals with professional skills.
Funke Akindele Awards
Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards
- 2014 Best Comedy Actress
- 2016 Best Comedy Actress Of The Year
- 2016 Best Actress of the Year
- 2017 Best Actress in a Comedy Movie or TV Series
- 2020 Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or TV Series
Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- 2009 Best Actress Of The Year
- 2012 Best Actress Of The Year
- 2014 Best Lead Actress Of The Year
- 2016 Best Actress in TV Series
- 2020 Best Lead Actress Of The Year
Funke Akindele Family Life
Funke Akindele is happily married to JJC Skillz, a rapper and Nigerian artist, whom she blessed gave birth to twins in December 2018. Funke Akindele previously had a husband, Adeola Kehinde Oloyede, before finally settling with JJC. Their union did not last due to some unchanging differences. The couple divorced in July 2013.
Funke Akindele Net Worth
As of 2020, Funke Akindele net worth is estimated at $ 3.5 million, or 1.3 billion naira in Nigerian currency, and all that she got from acting and entrepreneurship.
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It’s not about having the skill to do something. It’s about having the will, desire and commitment to be your best. pic.twitter.com/QvnLoBUOce
— Funke Akindele Bello (@funkeakindele) June 5, 2020