Biography of Funke Akindele, Net Worth, Marriage And All Movies
We will talk about a very funny, romantic, crazy and commited Nigerian Nollywood Actress. You won’t mention the top five Nollywood actress with the name Funke Akindele not on the list.
Her consistency in Nigerian Nollywood Movies and her ability to make people laugh with her comic role in moives are making people ask about the Biography of Funke Akindele, Net Worth, Marriage And All Movies.
Who is Funke Akindele ?
Funke Akindele popularly known as “Jenifa” as many is a talented and globally recognized Nigerian Nollywood actress who has remained on top since coming into limelights. Due to her popularity, lots of people think they know everything about her, however, there are still many things about her life that many are yet to discover.
Full Biography of Funke Akindele
Born on August 24, 1977, Funke lived all her life in Lagos as her mother, a medical doctor and her father, retired school principal lived and worked in Lagos, Nigeria. She is the second of three children of her parents. Her real name is Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde but she later revealed that she prefers when people call her Funke Akindele.
Firstly, Funke acquired a degree in Mass Communication at Ogun State Polytechnic. After which she further went up the academic ladder to pursue a law degree from the famous University of Lagos.
For few years, she worked in Television before switching permanently to the lucrative cinema world.
Awards And Nominations
The Superstar Nollywood actress came into limelight in 1998 following her role Bisi, as a brilliant secondary school student, in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom; “I Need To Know.” The comedy soap opera ran from 1998 to 2002. She gained huge fame in 2009 for her role in the movie “Jenifa“. So far, she has more than a hundred movies she produced, wrote or acted in.
In 2009, she made headlines across the entire continent of Africa as the Best Actress in a leading role and this led her to win the highly recognized award. Apart from that very award in 2009, she has won a good number of awards and endorsements for her ability to entertain. Her career as an actress will always remain a subject of perfection and great joy to her as long as she lives. She was virtually born to be on the television. She is optimistic for great things in the future and knows that she is going places.
About Funke Akindele Marriages
Like most Nigerian celebrities, Funke had a memorable wedding in 2012. But her marriage did not flourish as her fans anticipated. Her ex-husband (Kehinde Oloyede Adeola) was rumoured to have had strings of relationships and children out-of-wedlock. There are reports that her marriage crashed due to her husband’s unfaithfulness. Nobody was sure what was the reason but they went their different says in 2013, a year after their wedding. Citing irreconcilable differences.
However, she gave love a second chance when she tied the knot with Nigerian rapper Abdul Rasheed Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz. The secret wedding took place in London in May 2016. Immediately, News began trending that she was going to deliver twins in London. She debunked the news and later on, reports surfaced that the babies (twins)which she reportedly conceived through IVF died at birth. Currently, she has no child but her husband JJC has three children from other women, so she has step-children.
Funke Akindele is a reputable figure in many African homes many love her for lead roles in wonderful movies. She has become a role model to so many young Nigerians who aspire to be like her.
What is Funke Akindele Net Worth?
According to a reliable source, Funke Akindele’s net worth is estimated to $3.5 million. She has multiple endorsement deals such as being an Ambassador to Irokotv, Unilever PLC etc. In 2018, she was signed as a brand ambassador for Keystone Bank.
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