Akindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotund popularly known as Funke Akindele or Jenifa was born on the 24th day of August 1977 in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State. She is a known Actress and a film producer. She is the CEO of Scene One Film Production. She attended Grace Children School Gbagada, Lagos State. Afterwards, she gained admission to study mass communication at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, formerly Ogun state polytechnic where she got a Certificate for National Diploma and later proceeded to Lagos state university where she obtained a degree in Law. She was first married to Adeola Kehinde Oloyede and divorced after a year and later married Abdulrasheed Bello in 2016. They both had twins together.
|Full Name:||Akindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotund|
|Stage Name:||Funke Akindele or Jenifa|
|Born:||24th August 1977|
|Siblings:||Abimbola Maria Akindele|
|Husband • Spouse:||Abdulrasheed Bello(Separated)|
|Step Children:||Tamira Bello, Benita Bello and Josiah Bello|
|Children:||Zack and Zion (Twins)|
|Occupation:||Actress, Writer and Film producer|
|Net Worth:||$7.6 million|
Early Life & Education
Funke Akindele was born on the 24th day of August 1977 in the Ikorodu area of Lagos. She is the second born out of three of her parents. Her mother is a Doctor whilst the father is a Principal. She attended Grace Children School Gbagada, Lagos State.
Afterwards, she gained admission to study mass communication at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, formerly Ogun state polytechnic where she got a Certificate for National Diploma and later proceeded to Lagos state university where she obtained a degree in Law.
On the 26th day of May 2012, Funke Akindele married Adeola Kehinde Oloyede. They divorced in July 2013, rumor had it that it was irreconcilable differences. In May 2016 Funke Akindele married Nigerian rapper Abdulrasheed Bello known as JJC Skillz in London. In December 2018, Funke Akindele gave birth to twin boys and also has multiple step-children.
Funke Akindele started acting right from secondary school and has performed at different drama clubs and stage plays.
In 1998, Funke Akindele joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood officially and started attending movie auditions and acting as a minor character in movies.
Funke Akindele in the cause of her acting career has acted in more than 200 Nollywood movies. Some of the movies she has acted in include Jenifa, Anointed Liars, Blood is Money, A Trip to Jamaica, Ladies Gang, Jenifa’s Diary, Final Whistle, Atlanta, Pretty Liars, New Horizons, Blood is Money, Omo Ghetto, Aje Meta, Agbara Ife, Maami e.t.c
Funke Akindele has a lot of endorsement deals to her name. She is currently a brand ambassador for Irokotv and has an endorsement deal with a telecom giant in Nigeria GLO worth millions of naira.
In 2014, Funke Akindele produced a popular television series “Jenifa’s Diary” which is currently trending on television and serves as a comedy.
Baye se Nlo
Married but Living Single
Moms at War
Okun Ife Yi
Omo Ghetto: The Saga
Return of Jenifa
My Siblings And I
A Trip to Jamaica
Who’s the Boss (2020 film)
Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress-2009
Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Actress-2009,2012,2014
Best of Nollywood award best actress-2012
Zulu African film academy award for best actress-2012
African magic viewers choice award for best actress comedy-2014,2016
Eloy awards for the brand ambassador of the year 2014
Naija FM award for a sitcom of the year and best actress-2016
African entertainment legend awards for best actress of the year 2016
Ghana movies award for best actress Africa collaboration-2016
Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for best tv series and best actress in a comedy movie or tv series.
$7.6 million. As an Actress, director and producer she was able to achieve this net worth.
you can reach Funke Akindele on the following handles @funkejenifaakindele
on Instagram and @funkeakindele on Twitter