Funke Akindele “JENIFA” – Biography , Wedding , Husband
FULL NAME: Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde
POPULARLY KNOWN AS: Funke Akindele ( “JENIFA”)
DATE OF BIRTH: Born August 24, 1976
STATE OF BIRTH: Lagos State
PLACE OF BIRTH: Ikorodu, Lagos state, Nigeria
MARRIAGE STATUS: Married to Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz
FORMER HUSBAND : Alhaji Kehinde Almaroof
CHILDREN: – Non Child YEt
EDUCATION: OND in Mass Communication from Ogun State Polytechnic and a degree in Law from the University of Lagos
LANGUAGES: English, Yoruba
HOBBIES: Dancing , Reading and Eating
OCCUPATION: Actress, Producer
Today, we want to talk more about Nollywood actress and producer /film maker Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde popularly known as Funke Akindele ( “JENIFA”) . This is the official biography of Funke Akindele the famous Nollywood actress and producer.
Funke Akindele is the most popular Nigerian Nollywood diva and producer born and brought up in Ikorodu, Lagos state, Nigeria . She was born on the 24th of August, 1976 in Ikorodu area of Lagos state . She is the second of three children (two girls and one boy). Her mother is a medical doctor while her father is a retired school principal . The ravishing actress attended Ogun State Polytechnic, now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic where she obtained an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) . Thereafter , she got a Law degree from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba – and masters in geology
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She rose to stardom after featuring in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom; I NEED TO KNOW, which ran from 1998 to 2002. In 2009 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Funke Akindele also has a TV hit show titled Jenifa. Funke is a full time actress majoring in the yoruba aspect of Nigerian movie before gradually moving into English Nollywood films.
Her film title “JENIFA” is one of the most seen Movies in all neighbourhood in Nigeria and Africa at large . The movie is regarded as her greatest achievement in the Nigeria Movie Industry of all time as an actress and movie producer, the movie has earned her awards in Nigerian movie industry,African Movie Academy Award Best Actress in a Leading role (as lead role in Jenifa )in 2009 as i asserted earlier .
Funke has been in a marriage before but she later broke up with her husband , she got married to Mr. Adeola Kehinde Oloyede on May 26, 2012 and after one year interval July 2013 to be precise , she divorced her husband on the ground of vabal abuse and other irreconcilable difference .
She has appeared on several Nollywood movies including the Yoruba and English speaking movies. She is one of the richest Nollywood actress 2016 and the richest Yoruba actress in Nigeria currently . Her “JENIFA” movie has given an edge over her contemporaries making her enviable by her colleagues in thesame business . She is one of the biggest names and iron ladies in Nollywood presently and she has endorsement deals for several Nigerian comapnies that also pile up her bank account .
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Funke Akindele Current Husband
The actress is currently Married to Nigerian singer called Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz . Her name has changed because the marital status need to reflect in her name , she is now called Funke Akindele Bello .
Funke Akindele Net Worth 2016
Her net worth is put at N510 Millions