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Funke Akindele Net Worth And Biography


Jan 29, 2024
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Funke Akindele who’s net worth is estimated at $4 million dollars, is a Nigerian actress and producer firlm director, and a philanthropist. She plays the lead character in the show Jenifa’s Diary, for which she was named Best Actress in a Comedy at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

Funke Akindele’s Profile

  • Full Name: Funke Akindele Bello
  • Birth Date: August 24, 1977
  • Birth Place: Ikorodu, LagoS, Nigeria
  • Nick Name: Mrs Jenifa
  • Religion: N/A
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Ethnicity: Yoruba
  • Education: Graduated with a degree In Mass Communication
  • Horoscope: N/A
  • Father’s Name: Updating Soon
  • Mother’s Name: Updating Soon
  • Siblings: Updating Soon
  • Age: She is currently 45 years old
  • Height: N/A
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  • Shoe Size : N/A
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color : Brown
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  • Marital Status: Married to Bello
  • Children: Two Kids
  • Profession: Actress, Movie director/ Producer
  • Active Year: 1998 till date
  • Net Worth: $4 million Dollars
  • Salary: Updating Soon
  • Social Media: Instagram, Twitter

Funke Akindele Biography

The early life of the actress Funke Akindele begins in Lagos State Nigeria, She was born on August 24, 1977, in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria.

Funke is the second of three children (two girls and one boy). Funke Akindele’s mother is a Medical Doctor while her father is a retired School Principal. She attended Grace Children Schools, Gbagada and Lagos State Model College, Igbo-kuta for her primary and secondary education respectively.

After her secondary school education Funke proceeded to former Ogun State Polytechnic, now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, where she obtained an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Mass Communication.

Funke Akindele Career

Akindele came into the limelight after starring in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)-sponsored sitcom I Need to Know, which ran from 1998 to 2002. Funke played Bisi, a curious but highly intelligent secondary school student. 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 Maami, Iru Oka (Cobra’s tail), Omo Ghetto, Ojo Ketala (13thDay) and A Trip to Jamaica.

Funke Akindele Net Worth

Funke Akindele’s big break came in 2008 when she appeared in the movie Jenifa, where she played a major role. she appeared as a village girl who came to the city of Lagos for better life. her performance in Jenifa pave way for her today 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 (known as Falz Da bad guy) and Lolo, an OAP and TV personality.

Funke Akindele Net Worth

Funke Akindele Personal Life

On May 26, 2012, Funke Akindele got married to Adeola Kehinde Oloyede. the marriage did not last The couple divorced in July 2013, citing irreconcilable differences. Again Funke Akindele got married to Nigerian rapper JJC Skillz in London in May 2016. In August 2017 it was Rumored that Funke Akidele was pregnant. Funke Akindele however, gave birth to twin boys in December 2018.


Funke Akindele Endorsements

Funke Akindele has a lot of endorsement deals to her name, the most recently is her being signed as Ambassador to 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.

Funke Akindele Net Worth

Funke Akindele Controversies

In April 2020, Funke Akindele was arrested after holding a birthday party for her husband during the lockdown imposed to tackle coronavirus. She later appeared in a Nigeria Centre for Disease Control video to raise awareness about coronavirus. The actress and her husband were sentenced to 14-day community service after confessing guilty to violating lockdown order.

In January 2018, there was a controversy when it was reported that Akindele would get her Hollywood debut in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War as she was listed as a member of the cast on IMDb. Mainstream Nigerian press reported that she was set to star in Infinity War as the guard Dora Milaje, citing IMDb. Some weeks later her name was replaced with that of fellow actress Genevieve Nnaji, with Akindele’s upload shown to have been a hack.

Funke Akindele Net Worth And Biography.

In February 2018, it was reported that Senate President and Chairman of the National Assembly, Dr Bukola Saraki has advised Marvel Studios to feature Akindele in Infinity War.


Funke Akindele Social Media Handles

Funke Akindele is a very popular and influential actress when it comes to social media handles, Funke Akindele is very active on social media such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Funke’s Instagram

This beautiful actress has more than 10 million followers on her Instagram account, making her one of the most followed and influential female stars of Yoruba descent.

Funke Akindele Twitter

Funke Akindele is also active on twitter, Funke Akindele has over 1million followers on twitter. Below is the video she released to sensitize Nigerians to stay safe amid coronavirus.

funke Akindele Biography And Net Worth

Funke Akindele Facebook Page

As was mentioned earlier, Funke Akindele is active onall social media handles.

Funke Akindeele Net Worth

From her endorsement deals and other businesses which she has ventured into, as of this post Funke Akindele Net Worth is estimated to $4 million dollars. over the years since she begin her career, she has won so many awards and fame for herself.

Funke Akidele Movies

over the years Funke Akindele has so far starred in over 100 movies below are some of the selected movies:

  • Jenifa
  • Jenifa’s Diary
  • Your Excellency
  • Maami
  • Industreet
  • A Trip to Jamaica
  • Return of Jenifa
  • Isoken
  • Moms at War
  • Chief Daddy
  • Married but Living Single
  • Apaadi
  • Emi Abata
  • Love Wahala
  • Ladies Gang
  • Anointed Liars
  • Bolode O’ku
  • Farayola
  • Ija Ola
  • Aje Metta
  • Apoti Orogun
  • Atanpako Meta
  • Kakaki ‘leku
  • Omo Pupa
  • Taiwo Taiwo
  • Akandun
  • Baye se Nlo
  • Edunjobi
  • Egun
  • Maku
  • Oba Irawo
  • Okun Ife Yi
  • Agbefo
  • Kòséfowórà
  • Odun Baku
  • Oreke Mulero
  • Osuwon Edaf

Funke Akindele Awards

  • 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


From Funkel Akinedele success story, you will understand that her success and rise to fame is through consistency and hard work.

Good things are never easy to achieve but with consistency and hard working success will always be Inevitable.

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