Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele, also popularly known as Jenifa, is a Nigerian actress, content creator, one of the top celebrities and public figures in the Nigerian entertainment industry.

She has quite a lot of great reputations, history, and awards.

In this article, we will be taking a look at Funke Akindele’s net worth, biography, and many more.

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Full Name Funke Akindele
Date of Birth 24th August 1977
Nationality Nigerian
Parents Mr And Mrs Akindele
Spouse JJC Skillz
Occupation Actress
Net Worth $3.5 Million

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Funke Akindele Biography

Funke Akindele was born on August 24, 1977, in Ikorodu, Lagos State.

She was born into a family of 4, and happens to be the second child of the fammily.

Her father was a retired school principal, while her mother worked as a Medical Doctor.

She grew up in Lagos where she had her Primary education at the Grace Children Schools Gbagada, after which she then completed her secondary education at the Lagos State Model College, Igbokuta.

She then went further to study her tertiary education at the Ogun State Polytechnic (now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic), where she had obtained a National Diploma (ND) in mass communication.

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Funke Akindele Career

Funke Akindele was recognized in one of her movie debuts, I Need to Know, where she played the role of Bisi, a highly intelligent secondary school girl.

The show, which was sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund, started in the year 1998 and run till 2002.

In 2008, Funke Akindele had her big breakthrough from her debuted movie, Jenifa, where she played the lead role.

In January 2018, Funke Akindele’s name was listed on the cast list for the Avenger’s infinity war, which happens to be a very popular Hollywood Movie show in the United States.

But later replaced, the name was replaced by that of a fellow Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji.

Though, it all turned out to be fake as none of them was seen appear in the movie.

Funke happens to be the writer and lead character in the ongoing TV series, Jenifa’s Diary.

Funke Akindele is the founder and CEO of the Scene One movie production and drama school.

She also owns the Jenifa Foundation which happens to be an organization she established to help the less-privileged people and orphans.

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Funke Akindele Family Life

Funke Akindele is happily married to JJC Skillz who happens to be a Nigerian rapper, producer, and entrepreneur.

The couple is happily blessed with a twins baby to whom was given birth to in December 2018.

Funke Akindele also has quite a number of step-children which all exist as a result of JJC’s past relationships and marriage.

Funke Akindele also had a husband with whom she had been engaged before finally settling down with JJC.

His name Adeola Kehinde Oloyede and the couple had a divorce as a result of some unchangeable differences.

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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 Net Worth

funke akindele net worth

As of 2020, Funke Akindele’s net worth is estimated to be $3.5 million which happens to be 1.3 billion Naira in the Nigerians’ currency and all these she made from her career as an actress and entrepreneur.

Funke Akindele Best Quotes

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. It sounds good to me, I mean the practicality of all things does involve money but it doesn’t have to take an arm and a leg to get it.

Funke Akindele

I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it’s the government.

Funke Akindele

Love is the answer. But while you’re waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty interesting questions. And if you want more, just keep on asking!

Funke Akindele

I am not afraid of death. I just don’t want to be there when it happens. If it rains, it pours.

Funke Akindele

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. It could get worse when you’re guzzling on beer or mouthwash. And it happened to me once!

Funke Akindele

If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans. At least he doesn’t smile us with lightning, and I’m thankful for that.

Funke Akindele

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