Funke Akindele is a famous Nigerian actress and producer who had received many awards in her career. She is popularly known for the movies “Your Excellency” (2019), “Agbefo” (2006), “The Return of Jenifa” (2011). Funke was born on 24 August 1977 (age 43 years as of 2020) in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Akindele worked in many movies, but after she did the movie “Jenifa” in 2008, she gained fame; it is a Nigerian comedy-drama film. After this film, she received Nigeria Entertainment Awards for Best Actress’s leading role in the movie “Jenifa“. Keep reading this post to know more about her Wiki, height, weight, personal life, family, boyfriend, and more.
Funke Akindele Bio/Wiki
|Real Name||Akindele Bello Olufunke Ayotunde|
|Nickname||Funke Akindele, Jenifa|
Funke Akindele Personal Life
|Date of Birth||24 August, 1977|
|Age (as in 2020)||43 Years|
|Birthplace||Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria|
|School||Grace Children School|
|Collage/University||• Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ogun State (for OND in Mass Communication)
• The University of Lagos (for a Law degree)
|Educational Qualification||OND in Mass Communication, and a Law degree|
|Controversies||Akindele was arrested in 2020 and charged to court after hosting a birthday party in serious lockdown|
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Funke Akindele Career
|Famous for||Movie: Jenifa (2008)|
|Awards & Achievements||• Best Actress at 2009 Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2009
• Best Actress Leading Role at Africa Movie Academy Award in 2009
• Best Actress at the 2012 Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2012
• Best Actress at 2012 Nollywood Movies Awards in 2012
• Best Actress at Zulu African Film Academy Awards in 2012
• Best Actress Indigenous at 2013 Nollywood Movies Awards in 2013
• Best Actress Leading Role at 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2014
• Brand Ambassador of the Year at Eloy Awards in 2014
• Best Actress in Comedy Role at 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in 2016
• Sitcom of the Year at Naija FM Awards in 2016
• Best Lead Actress at 2017 Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2017
• Best Actress in a Comedy at 2020 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in 2020
Funke Akindele Relationships & Affairs
|Husband Name||Abdul Rasheed Bello
|Ex-Husband Name||Adeola Kehinde Oloyede|
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Interesting Facts about Funke Akindele
- Funke Akindele was born on 24th August 1977 in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria.
- She grew up in Lagos. Her mother is a medical doctor, and her father is a retired school principal; they lived and worked in Lagos.
- Funke received an Ordinarily National diploma in Mass Communication from the former Ogun State Polytechnic, now known as Moshood Abiola Polytechnic.
- She came into people’s eyes after worked in a television series “I Need to Know” in 1998-2002, where she acted as Bisi.
- Funke Akindele married Kehinde Oloyede Adeola in 2012, but in 2013 they were separated.
- There are statements that her marriage did not work due to her husband’s extra-marital affairs.
- In 2016, she married Nigerian rapper Abdul Rasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skillz, in London. JJC has three children from his Ex-wife.
- Akindele was arrested in 2020 and charged to court after hosting a birthday party in serious lockdown.
- She ratified as brand ambassador for Keystone Bank in 2019.
- Akindele was set to star in Marvel’s Avengers Infinity War, but a few days later, her name was replaced with Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji.
- She loves to eat traditional African meals.