Funke Akindele Biography, Age, Family, Career, Achievements & Net-Worth.
Akindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotunde, sometimes referred to as Funke Akindele or Jenifa and born on August 24, 1977, is a Nigerian actress and producer. From 1998 to 2002, Akindele played the title role in the sitcom I Need to Know. In 2009, she was honored with the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She gained notoriety for her performance in the film Jenifa, which gave her the moniker Jenifa. She became well-known thanks to the Omo Ghetto trilogy. For her work as the star of the television series Jenifa’s Diary, Funke Akindele won the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy. She won the same prize again at the 2020 and 2022 AMVCAs, giving her a total of three victories in the Best Actress in a Comedy category.
She received Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran’s endorsement as Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran’s running mate for the 2023 Lagos state governorship election in 2022.
Funke Akindele Biography.
Akindele was born in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria, on August 24, 1977. She is the middle kid of three (two girls and one boy). Her father is a former school principal, and her mother is a medical doctor. She was a student at Grace Children’s School in Lagos State’s Gbagada. She graduated from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, formerly known as Ogun State Polytechnic, with an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in mass communication. She graduated from the University of Lagos with a law degree.
Akindele shot to fame after appearing in the well-liked sitcom I Need to Know, which was sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and aired from 1998 to 2002. [Reference needed] Bisi was a quirky yet brilliant secondary school girl, and Funke Akindele played her. When Funke Akindele made an appearance in the film Jenifa in 2008, it was her big break.
When it was rumored that Funke Akindele would make her Hollywood debut in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War in January 2018, there was controversy because she was classified as a cast member on IMDb. According to the mainstream Nigerian media, which cited IMDb, Jenifa was cast as the Dora Milaje guard in Infinity War.
A few weeks later, her name was changed to Genevieve Nnaji, another actress from Nigeria, and it was revealed that Funke Akindele had hacked the upload. According to a story from February 2018, Dr. Bukola Saraki, the chair of the National Assembly and president of the Senate, asked Marvel Studios to include Akindele in Infinity War.
Funke Akindele claimed she was acting less in the Yoruba film industry at the moment due to piracy in a July 2016 interview. Alongside Fisayo Ajisola, Falz, Juliana Olayode, and Aderounmu Adejumoke, Akindele portrays the main character in the popular television series Jenifa’s Diary, which is still airing. The television program is a spin-off of the film Jenifa. Funke Akindele and Omoni Oboli are the stars of the 2018 comedy movie Moms at War.
Akindele launched Aiyetoro Town, a new web series in July 2019 that is a spinoff of her well-liked TV show Jenifa’s Diary. She runs Scene One Film Production as CEO.
Her first film as a filmmaker was the 2019 political drama Your Excellency.
Funke Akindele Profile
|Profession:||Actress, Film Producer|
Funke Akindele Career, Achievements, Humanitarianism, Relationship & Records.
The Peoples Democratic Party (Nigeria) nominated Akindele to run for deputy governor of Lagos in the impending 2023 elections. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, better known by his stage as Jandor, stated that the actress will enhance his chances of winning the general election in 2023 in order to support her nomination. The actress said on Tuesday that she would be running for deputy governor and that her acting career would have to be “necessarily put on hiatus.” Akindele is the founder of the Jenifa Foundation, a non-profit with the mission of educating young people in practical skills. Akindele has endorsement contracts with companies like Dettol and Irokotv, where she is appointed as an ambassador. She joined Keystone Bank in 2018 as a brand ambassador. She inked an endorsement agreement with WAW Nigeria, a firm that makes detergent and bar soap, in November 2019.
Funke Akindele wed Adeola Kehinde Oloyede on May 26, 2012. In July 2013, the couple filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. In May 2016, Funke Akindele wed Nigerian rapper JJC Skillz in London. In August 2017, her alleged pregnancy was one of the most popular searches on Google. In December 2018, Funke Akindele gave birth to twin sons, and she also has other stepchildren.
In Nigeria, her film Omo Ghetto just surpassed the four-year record held by Kemi Adetiba’s film “The Wedding Party” to become the highest-grossing movie of all time.
The movie made N468,036,300 in January 2021, according to a statement released by the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN), after holding the top rank for 3 weeks in a row.
Funke Akindele Awards and Nominations.
|2009||Africa Movie Academy Award||Best Actress Leading Role||Won|
|2009 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Actress||Jenifa||Won|
|2010||2010 Best of Nollywood Awards||Best Actress in a Leading Role (Yoruba)||Oguni Aiku||Nominated|
|2012||2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Actress||Troj||Won|
|2012 Nollywood Movies Awards||Best Actress (Indigenous)||Emi Abata||Won|
|2012 Best of Nollywood Awards||Best Actress (English)||Married but Living Single||Nominated|
|Zulu African Film Academy Awards||Best Actress||Maami and The Return of Jenifa||Won|
|2013||2013 Nollywood Movies Awards||Best Actress (Leading Role)||Maami||Nominated|
|Best Actress (Indigenous)||Won|
|2014||2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Actress (Leading Role)||Agnetta O’Mpa||Won|
|2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards||Best Actress (Comedy)||The Return of Sheri Koko||Won|
|ELOY Awards||Brand Ambassador of the Year||Omo||Won|
|2016||2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards||Best Actress In Comedy Role||Jenifa’s Diary||Won|
|Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Actress Series||Nominated|
|Naija FM Awards||Sitcom Of The Year||Won|
|Best Actress in Comedy||Won|
|Africa Entertainment Legend Awards||Best Actress of the Year||Won|
|2016 Ghana Movies Awards||Best Actress Africa Collaboration||A Trip to Jamaica||Won|
|2017||2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards||Best TV Series||Jenifa’s Diary||Won|
|Best Actress in a Comedy Movie or TV Series||Won|
|A Trip to Jamaica||Nominated|
|2017 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Lead Actress||Won|
|2020||2020 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards||Best Actress in a comedy||Moms At War||Won|
|2021||Net Honours||Most Popular Actress||Won|
|Most Searched Actress||Nominated|
|Africa Movie Academy Awards||Best Actress in a Leading Role||Omo Ghetto: The Saga||Nominated|
|2022||Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards||Best Actress in A Comedy||Won|
|Best Costume Designer||Won|
|Best Movie West Africa||Nominated|
|Best Overall Movie||Nominated|
|Best Television Series||Jenifa’s Diary||Nominated|
|Best Africa Magic Original Comedy Series||My Siblings & I||Nominated|
|NET Honours||Most Popular Actress||Won|
Funke Akindele Net-Worth
As of 2022, Funke Akindele, also known as Akindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotunde, Worth $7.6 million in net terms.