Funke Akindele Biography – The Nigerian born as Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde, but popularly known as Funke Akindele has really gained fame for herself through her acting career, winning so many awards to her name. In Nigerian movie industry, Funke is non to be guessed.

In this article which we have titled Funke Akindele biography, we would be looking to know more about few things we do not know before regarding this super actress, so talented and funny in her own ways.

Funke Akindele Biography – Funke Akindele Profile

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The Synopsis

Funke Akindele is a Nigerian movie actress born on August 24, 1976 in Ikorodu, Lagos State. Before she came to limelight, Funke used to be a TV presenter and later opted for her acting career.

She came to limelight after featuring in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom; “I need to know”, which ran from the year 1998 to 2002.

Till date Funke Akindele has been in so many movies, some of which she has contributed to their production as a producer. She has played lead roles in different movies, with the super one being the hit and popular TV Show Jenifa’s diary.

Early Life

Funke was born on August 24, 1976 in Lagos State, Nigeria. After secondary school, Akindele acquired a National Diploma in Mass Communication at former Ogun State Polytechnic, (now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic). She later furthered her education at University of Lagos to Acquire Her Degree in Law.

She is the second of three children born of her both parents. While her father is a retired school principal, her mother is a medical doctor.

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Career

Funke Akindele used to be a TV presenter before she came to limelight after playinga role in popular United Nations Population Fund; “I Need to Know”. It ran from the year 1998 to 2002.

Her big break was in 2009 from the movie titled Jenifa, from where spun the popular TV show Jenifa’s diary. In same 2009, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Funke Akindele has played in over hundreds of movies as actress, writer and producer.

Awards, Nomination & Endorsement

The actress has been nominated for so many awards, and she has won so many of these awards. She has won so many best actress award and best actress leading role at different events, places and platforms.

Funke also has a lot of endorsement deals to her name, including the endorsement as the IrokoTv Ambassador.

Funke Akindele Marriage

On May 26, 2012 Funke married Adeola Kehinde Oloyede, and just a year later in 2013, she divorced Adeola Kehinde (now ex-husband) Later in May, 2016, Funke got married to Nigerian rapper Abdul Rasheed Bello known as JJC Skills in London.

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