Funke Akindele Biography, Age, Career, Family Life & Net-worth

Funke Akindele Biography, Age, Career, Family Life & Net-worth
Funke Akindele is a household name in Nigeria and diaspora in the Nigerian movie industry (Nollyhood). In this world of unpredictability, Jenifa as commonly called among her fans has made waves along the entertainment industry way back from 1998 till present.

In this article, we crave your indulgence as we read through Funke Akindele Bello's biography, age, career, family and net worth.


Funke Akindele was born on the 24th August, 1977 in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria. She is the 2nd of three children. She studied Mass Communication ( National Diploma) in Mashood Abiola Polytechnic in Ogun State and further pursued a degree in Law from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba.


Funke Akindele came into limelight when she starred in the United Nations Population Fund, (UNPF) sponsored ''I Need to Know''. Where she played Bisi, a curious highly intelligent secondary school student. Funke played the lead character in the ongoing hit TV show Jenifa's Diary.

Charity Contribution

Funke Akindele runs a NGO known as the Jenifa's Foundation. The aim and object of the foundation is to raise and nurture young talents and provide vocational skills.

Awards and Endorsement

Funke Akindele has a lot of endorsement deals to her name, the most recently is her being signed as Ambassador to Iroko TV. Among her collections of award are;

  • Africa Movie Academy Award
  • Year Nominee/Work Award Result
  • 2009 Jenifa Best Actress
  • Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award
  • Year Nominee/Work Award Result
  • 2014 The Return of Sheri
  • Koko Best Actress Comedy
  • 2016 Jenifa's Diary Best Actress in Comedy
  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards


Funke Akindele got married on the 26th of May 2012 to her husband Mr. Adeola Kehinde Oloyede. A year later,in July 2013, she got divorced citing irreconciliable difference for her separation from Mr. Adeola Kehinde O. She re-married to a Nigerian rapper Abdul Rasheed Bello, known as JJC skillz, in Londay in May 2016.


Funke Akindele is said to worth about $3.5 million as at 2018, making her the richest actress in Nigeria as of today.

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