Funke Akindele: Biography, Marriage, Life Profile & History and Net Worth.
There is no talking about one of the currently most trending series (Jenifa’s Diary) in Nigeria without talking about Funke Akindele, its producer. This article contains Olufunke Akindele movies, biography, marriage/wedding/marital status, State of origin, latest news, life history, background and education.
Funke Akindele Early Life, Date of Birth and State of Origin.
This popular Nigerian actress was born on the 24th day of August 1976 in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria. Which makes her a Lagosian, 40 years old and will be 41 years of age by August 24 2017.
Her mother is a serving medical doctor and her father is a retired school principal. She is the second child of her parent and has two siblings (a brother and a sister). Her full name is Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde.
Funke Akindele’s Education.
Akindele Funke studied Mass Communication at the then Ogun State Polytechnic, currently Moshood Abiola Polytechnic where she obtained OND (Ordinary National Diploma). She then further her education and got a Law degree from University of Lagos (UniLag).
Funke Akindele Career, Awards and Endorsements.
Olufunke started her career as a young lady as a TV presenter and came to limelight when she was 22 years old after featuring in a popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored family television program; I Need To Know.
This program centers its efforts on creating awareness on why effective communications between parent and child is significant in their decision making, helping youths take the right choices among related alternatives, giving orientation to the youths especially the girls on how to handle relationship, career and how to make the right decision in life. Funke Akindele played Bisi, a curious but highly intelligent secondary school girl in I Need to Know which ran from 1998 through 2002.
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 resurrected as Return of Jenifa and now as Jenifa’s Diary. Jeniffer’s Diary is a funny but educative series showing on AIT, NTA and STV.
Jenifa received 4 nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2008 and won Funke the best actress in the African Movie Academy Award in 2009. Funke Ayotunde Akindele runs THE JENIFA FOUNDATION, a non-governmental organization whose aims and objectives are nurturing talents and acquiring vocational skills. She is recently been signed as an Ambassador to Irokotv.
She has been nominated and won many awards for her performances in both English and Yoruba movies.
OluFunke Akindele’s Movies/Films.
Below is a list of movies Funke Akindele has featured.
Emi ni toto.
Final Whistle 2.
13th Day: Ojo Ketala 2.
Okun Ife Yi.
Baye Se Nlo.
Taiwo Taiwo 2.
Aje Meta 2.
Ija Ola 2.
Anointed Liars 2.
Ladies Gang 2.
Blood is Money.
A Trip to Jamaica.
Funke Akindele Marriage, Wedding & Marital Status.
On the 26th day of May 2012, Funke got married to Adeola Kehinde Oloyede which lasted for a little over a year. In July 2013, she got separated from Oloyede citing irreconcilable difference for her divorce. She is currently married to a Nigerian rapper Abdul Rasheed Bello known as JJC Skillz. Their wedding took place in London in May 2016. This makes her marital status Married.
Funke Akindele’s Net Worth.
Yeah, the money part. Funke’s net worth as at the time of writing this article (April 2017) is estimated to be $700,000 which is about #245 million Naira.
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