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Funke Akindele: Biography, Age, Marriage, Husbands, Children, Divorce, Wikipedia, and Networth

Funke Akindele: Biography, Age, Marriage, Husbands, Children, Divorce, Wikipedia,  and Networth

Funke Akindele is an Actress, producer, writer, and businesswoman.  She is better known to the public as “Jenifa,” a role she played in the film Jenifa’s Diary. The way Funke Akindele lovingly portrays her parts, which she has extended to her own soap series “Jenifa’s Dairy,” has helped her carve out a niche for herself in the Nigerian entertainment business.

Funke Akindele: Biography

 Background of Funke Akindele

On August 24, 1977, in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Funke Akindele was born. For her primary and secondary school, she went to Grace Children Schools in Gbagada and Lagos State Model College in Igbo-kuta. A graduate of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic in Ogun State with an OND in mass communication, Funke also holds a law degree from the University of Lagos.

Funke married Adeola Kehinde Oloyede on May 26, 2012 and they divorced in July 2013 citing irreconcilable differences. She remarried Abdul Resheed Bello,  known as JJC Skillz in London in May, 2016.

Career of Funke Akindele

Despite having a legal degree, Jenifa chose to pursue a career in acting. We can all agree that she is a natural actress. She played a waitress in one of her earliest films, Naked Wire. Her path to fame began when she portrayed an intelligent and interested secondary school girl in the hit TV show I Need to Know, which ran from 1998 to 2002. I Need to Know is a sitcom produced by the United Nations Population Fund with the goal of educating the public about the problems teenagers encounter as they mature.

Funke has starred in, written, and produced a number of Nollywood films, particularly Yoruba films. She has also produced a number of blockbuster films. Her popular films include Maami, A Trip to Jamaica, Omo Ghetto, Iru Oka (Cobra’s Tail), and Omo Ghetto.

Funke Akindele made a name for herself as the lead in the comedy-drama Jenifa, portraying a “local girl” from the village who moved to Lagos in search of a “better” life. She did a good job of realizing the potential as the film was not only enjoyable and humorous but also a huge success. Her current TV series Jenifa’s Diary was inspired by Jenifa. Most Nigerian homes now know Jenifa’s Diary, which includes brilliant musicians like Falz and others.

Funke Akindele’s Marriage

On May 26th, 2012, Funke Akindele married Adeola Kehinde Oloyede, The couple divorced in July 2013 and she got married to Nigerian rapper JJC Skillz in London in May 2016. Funke Akindele gave birth to twin boys in December 2018 and has several step-children. She set up a non-governmental organization known as the Jenifa Foundation, which aims at providing young people with vocational skills.

On 30th June 2022, Rapper JJC Skillz, also known as Abdulrasheed Bello, has announced his divorce with actress Funke Akindele…Marriage Crash: Funke Akindele’s Marriage Hit rock after Six (6) years

Funke Akindele’s Blockbusters

  • Apaadi (2009)
  • Maami (2011)
  • Married but Living Single (2012)
  • A trip to Jamaica (2016)
  • Industreet (2017)
  • Isoken (2017)
  • Moms at War (2018)
  • Omoge Ghetto

Awards Won by Funke Akindele

Awards Won by Funke Akindele
Awards Won by Funke Akindele
  • Best Actress Leading Role at Africa Movie Academy Awards                                                    2009
  • Best Actress at Nigerian Entertainment Awards                                                                      2009
  • Best Actress at Nollywood Movies Awards                                                                              2012
  • Best Actress at Zulu African Film Academy Awards                                                                 2012
  • Best Actress (Indigenous) at Nollywood Movies Awards                                                          2013
  • Best Actress (Comedy) at Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards                                              2014
  • Brand Ambassador of the Year at ELOY Awards                                                                     2014
  • Best Actress (Leading Role) at Nigerian Entertainment Awards                                              2014
  • Best Actress in Comedy at Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards                                          2016
  • Sitcom of the Year at Naija FM Awards                                                                                 2016
  • Best Actress Africa Collaboration @ Ghana Movies Awards                                                     2016
  • Best Actress of the Year at Africa Entertainment Legend Awards                                            2016
  • Best Actress in Comedy Movies at Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards                              2017
  • Best Lead Actress at Nigerian Entertainment Awards                                                            2017

Funke Akindele net Value

One of the wealthiest actresses in Nigeria is Funke Akindele. Her net worth is $7.6 million, and she has a number of endorsement deals, including one where she serves as an ambassador for Irokotv.

She joined Keystone Bank in 2018 as a brand ambassador. She inked an endorsement contract with Waw Nigeria, a company that makes detergent and bar soaps, in November 2019.

Funke Akindele House

Funke Akindele House
Funke Akindele House

The new home of Funke Akindele is situated in Amen Estate in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos State, Nigeria. Babatunde Gbadamosi, a politician and businessman from Lagos, owns a sizable tract of land known as Amen Estate. Funke’s new residence based to the architectural design, is known as “Afin.” It is a detached residence with seven bedrooms that has spacious terraces and casement windows.

Fine porcelain and granite floor tiles, exquisite POP ceilings, a fully equipped kitchen with granite counters, fitted wardrobes, a Jacuzzi steam bath with shower in the elegant master bedroom bath, and several other opulent features can all be found in this home.

Funke Akindele Cars

Funke Akindele Cars
Funke Akindele Cars

Brand New Lexus LX 570 SUV

On the 16th of April 2021, Funke Akindele took to her Instagram to share the good news to his fans, This Lexus 570 sport utility vehicle (SUV) is the SuperSport variant. It comes with upgraded plush interiors and exterior designs that clearly distinguish it from the base SUV.

Bentley Continental GT

Bentley Continental GT
Bentley Continental GT

The Bentley Continental GT is a mid-size, front-engine, all-wheel drive, five-door luxury crossover marketed by Bentley, beginning with the model year 2016. Its body is manufactured at the Volkswagen Zwickau-Mosel plant, then painted by Paintbox Editions in Ban bury, and finally assembled at the company’s Crew factory.

The car has a top speed of 190 miles per hour (306 km/h) and zeroes to 60mph in just 3.8 seconds (0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds).

  • MSRP: From $160,000
  • Curb weight: 5,264 lbs
  • Dimensions: 202″ L x 79″ W x 69″ H
  • Horsepower: 443 hp
  • Engine: 3.0 L V6
  • Tire size: P285/45R21

Toyota Prado SUV

Toyota Prado SUV
Toyota Prado SUV

Lamborghini Aventador

Funke Akindele Lamborghini Aventador
Lamborghini Aventador

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