Funke Akindele Biography, Education, Award and Net Worth 2023

Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele is a Nigerian actress, film producer, scriptwriter, and Entrepreneur. She is popularly known as ‘Jenifa’, a character she played in a movie titled Jenifa.  Funke Akindele has carved out a niche for herself in the Nigerian entertainment industry with the way she fondly interprets her roles which she has extended to her own soap opera ‘Jenifa’s Dairy

Funke Akindele Background

Funke Akindele was born on 24th of August, 1977 in Ikorodu, Lagos State. She attended Grace Children Schools, Gbagada, and Lagos State Model College, Igbo-Kuta for her primary and secondary education respectively. Funke has an OND in Mass Communication from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ogun State, and a Law degree from the University of Lagos.

Funke Akindele Net Worth

Funke Akindele is one of the most influential artists in Nigeria with an estimated $5 million dollars

Funke recently buy a new Lexus LX 570 SUV worth $86,800

He has Bentley continental GT that worth $160,000

Toyota Prado SUV that worth $85,500

Lamborghini Aventador worth $261,270

She has a house in Amen Estate, Ibeju Lekki Lagos State, the house worth $ 800,000

Funke Akindele Net Worth in Niara

Funke Akindele is one of the most influential actresses in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of ₦ 1.8 billionaira

Who is Funke Akindele's Husband

Funke Akindele is in a relationship with JJC Skillz. Skillz is a Nigerian songwriter, rapper, and television producer.
Funke and his husband

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

Funke Akindele’s Career

Jennifer decided to pursue a career in acting even though she is a trained lawyer. Acting comes naturally to her as we can all agree. One of her first movies was Naked Wire where she acted as a waitress.  Her journey to stardom began when she played the role of a curious but brilliant secondary school student in a popular TV series, I Need to Know which aired from 1998 -2002.  I Need to Know is a United Nations Population Fund-sponsored Sitcom program created to enlighten the public on the issues teenagers face while growing up. Funke has featured, written, and produced many Nollywood movies especially Yoruba movies, and has many hit movies to her name. Some of her hit movies are Miami, Iru Oka (Cobra’s tail), Omo Ghetto, Ojo Kerala (13thDay), and A Trip to Jamaica.

Funke Akindele is one of the richest actresses in Nigeria. As of 2020, the talented actress and movie producer is worth $3.5 million, she has multiple endorsement deals such as being an Ambassador to Irokotv.

In 2018, she was signed as a brand ambassador for Keystone Bank. In November 2019, she signed an endorsement deal with Waw Nigeria, a company that manufactures detergent and bar soaps.

Funke Akindele got her major breakthrough when she played the main character in a comedy-drama movie, Jenifa where she acted as a ‘local girl’ from the village who went to Lagos for a ‘better life. The movie was not just entertaining and hilarious but a massive success which she did well to harness the potential. Jenifa inspired her ongoing TV series Jenifa’s Diary. Jenifa’s Diary has become a household name in most Nigerian homes and features talented artists such as Lota Chukwu, Folarin Falana (Falz Da bad guy), Lolo, an OAP and TV personality.

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

Other Business Interests of Funke Akindele

Funke is not just successful in acting, she is also a skilled entrepreneur. She owns an acting school, Scene One School of Drama. Scene One School of Drama teaches aspiring actors, producers, and dancers how to develop their talents and be the best in their creative careers. The courses offered in the school are  Traditional and Contemporary Dance, Music, Introduction to Drama, Etiquette, and Manners, and much more. Funke Akindele is also the CEO of Scene One Production. Scene One Production is a content production company for television stations and movies. Scene One production also has entertainment platforms www.scene and a mobile app for watching TV series, Nollywood movies, TV shows, and music.

She has a lot of endorsement deals with different brands. Some of the brands include Lagos State Inland Revenue Service, Iroko TV, Vitafoam, Western Lotto, Sports betting company 1960 Bet, and many more. In late August 2018, she bagged a new endorsement deal with Keystone Bank, a financial institution.

 Awards Won by Funke Akindele

 Best Actress Leading Role at Africa Movie Academy Award 2009

 Best Actress at Nigerian Entertainment Award 2009

Best Actress at Nollywood Movies Award 2012                                                                                          

Best Actress at Zulu African Film Academy Award  2012

Best Actress (Indigenous) at Nollywood Movies Awards 2013

Best Actress (Comedy) at Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Award  2014                                                      

Brand Ambassador of the Year at ELOY Award 2014                                                                         

Best Actress (Leading Role) at Nigerian Entertainment Award 2014                                                          

Best Actress in Comedy at Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Award 2016                                                      

Sitcom of the Year at Naija FM Award 2016                                                                                                

Best Actress Africa Collaboration @ Ghana Movies Award 2016

Best Actress of the Year at Africa Entertainment Legend Award 2016

Best Actress in Comedy Movies at Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Award 2017

Best Lead Actress at Nigerian Entertainment Award 2017

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