Autobiography And Net Worth of Funke Akindele (Jennifer)



Funke Akindele (Jennifer)


Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde

 Akindele Bello

Funke Akindele at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
Born Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde
August 24, 1977 (age 41) [1]
Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria
Alma mater
  • Moshood Abiola Polytechnic
  • University of Lagos
Occupation Actress, Film Producer
Years active 1998-present

(popularly known as Funke Akindele, (Jennifer) her stage name, was born on August 24, 1977, in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria. She is the second of three children (two girls and one boy) to her mother who is a medical doctor and her father a retired school principal. She is a Nigerian actress, a writer and film producer. She became prominent in the Nigerian film industry after starring in the popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)-sponsored sitcom I Need to Know, which ran from 1998 to 2002.



Akindele’s educational Background

After her elementary and secondary education, She obtained an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Mass Communication from the former Ogun State Polytechnic, now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, and got a Law degree from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba.

Her Career

Akindele made a breakthrough in her career after starring in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)-sponsored sitcom I Need to Know, which ran from 1998 to 2002. She played Bisi, a curious but highly intelligent secondary school student. Funke Akindele’s big break came in 2009 when she appeared in the movie Jenifa. Funke Akindele has over 100 movies to her credit as actress, writer, and producer including the now popular Jenifa’s Diary.

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Charity initiative

Funke Akindele currently runs a non-governmental organisation known as the “Jenifa Foundation”, which aims to remove young able bodied talented youths and nurture them with vocational skills.


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



Funke Akindele’s Awards

She has many awards to her credits. They include:

The Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

2009 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Actress

2010 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress Leading role (Yoruba)
2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Actress
2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Actress
2012 Zulu African Film Academy Awards Best Actress
2013 Nollywood Movies Awards Best Actress (Indigenous)
2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Actress (Leading Role)
2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actress (Comedy)
ELOY AWARDS Brand Ambassador of the Year
2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actress In Comedy Role
Africa Entertainment Legend Awards Best Actress of the Year
2016 Ghana Movies Awards Best Actress Africa Collaboration
2017Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best TV series
Best Actress in a Comedy Movie or TV Series
2017 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Lead Actress


In 2009, she won Funke Akindele plays the lead character in the ongoing hit TV show Jenifa’s Diary, alongside Fisayo Ajisola, Falz, Juliana Olayode, Aderounmu Adejumoke, Lolo and more. The show is a spin-off from the movie titled Jenifa.

Personal life

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On May 26, 2012, Akindele married Adeola Kehinde Oloyede. Citing incompatibility in their union, the couple divorced in July 2013.

Akindele married Nigerian rapper Abdul Rasheed Bello, known as JJC Skillz, in London in May 2016.

Her Net Worth:

Funke Adindele popularly known as (Jennifer) has made a remarkable achievements in the film industry having a net worth of over $20 dollars to her credit.



Updated: September 17, 2018 — 10:00 am

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