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Funke Akindele Net Worth 2019, Bio, Age, Height

Nigeria is full of talented and famous people, who are shinning bright on the celebrity sky.

Famous actors, singers and other celebrities are slowly winning over the hearts of many people around the globe, and will continue to do that in the future.

In today’s text we are going to talk about such a celebrity, called Funke Akindele. She is a famous Nigerian actress, who is currently on a very popular show called Jenifa’s Diary.

If you are interested to find out more about her net worth, her career path and her personal life, here is a chance to do that.

Early years

Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde, or better known for her stage name Funke Akindele, was born August 24, 1976 in Ikorodu, Nigeria, and is a Nollywood film actress. She became known by participating in the series I Need to Know, from 1998 to 2002, a series funded by the United Nations Population Fund.

In 2009, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress. She also has her TV show, Jenifa, from the name of the movie in which she plays, in 2008.

She was born in a family with two other siblings and has one brother and one sister. Her mother worked as a medical doctor and her father was a principal in a school. She received a degree Ordinary National Diploma for Mass Communications from the Ogun State Polytechnic. Besides a degree in Mass Communications, she also received a degree in Law from the University of Lagos.

Even though she is a university graduate, she still wanted to pursue a career in acting. It was her passion since she was a little girl, so she couldn’t just leave this talent unpursued. There aren’t any more information about her early years and childhood, so we are going to move on to her career path to see how this popular actress became this famous.

Career path

Funke got into the public eye for the first time when she starred in a popular sitcom called I need to Know. The show went on from 1998 until 2002 and she played the role of Bisi. The public got to know her by this popular name, and many had a hard time ditching this name and getting to know her in different roles.

The role of Bisi was very popular, and she played an intelligent secondary school girl. It wasn’t until 2008, that Funke got her second larger and more noticeable role. She got to play the popular role of Jenifa in a movie called Jenifa.

In 2018, there was a huge controversy regarding her name. Funke got listed as one of the actors on the Marvel: Infinity War and she was supposed to play the guard called Dora Milaje. In the end, the role was signed off to another poplar Nigerian actress called Genevieve Nnaji.

The Funke’s name turned out to be just a hack game, even though Senate President and Chairman of National Assembly wanted Funke to be on the list of names.

In an interview in 2016, she said it was harder for her to work in Yoruba because of the increasing piracy issue. Her biggest role so far is the one in Jenifa’s Diary, where she is acting alongside with Aderoumnu Adejumoke, Juliana Olayode and Fisayo Ajisola.

In 2018, she also had a role in Moms at War, where she played together with Michelle Dede.

Besides being into acting, Funke is an owner of a production Company called Scene one Film.

Her net worth is currently estimated at around 3.5$ million which is a substantial amount of money considering the fact she didn’t have any major roles in quite a while.

Her primary business now is her production company and most of her net worth comes from royalties and her production business.

Funke also has endorsement deals that allow her to liv quite comfortably, and some of the biggest names endorsing this famous actress are Nigeria GLO, Dettol and Irokotv.

Personal life

The Nigerian actress Funke Akindele alias jenifa, tastes since December 21, the joys of motherhood. The actress gave birth to her very first children, twins, in the United States in Los Angeles.

The news was announced by the sister of the actress, Ayo Ola-Muhammed, who took advantage of his Instagram page to congratulate his sister.

Even though the couple has not yet made an official statement, fans’ congratulatory messages keep raining.

According to these relatives, as reported by several sources, the actress has already lost a pregnancy of twins in 2017 after a famous pastor, predicted that the actress would never have children.

After two years of marriage, with the support of her husband Abdul Bello, the actress will finally break the bad predictions.

Funke Akindele has become more known to the world and the film industry Nollywood, with the series “Jenifa’s Dairy or Jenifa’s Diary”. She is both a producer, actress and has her own television show ” Jenifa ”, her pseudonym in the series she has played.

C Skillz, the husband of famed Nigerian actress Funke Akindele, reacted to rumors that his wife was waiting for twins. On his Instagram page, JC Skillz shared a message that made his fans believe his wife was pregnant.

It is the Hallelujah Challenge that was mentioned in this message that pushed people’s reaction. The news spread like wildfire, with many of his fans jubilating and wishing the couple lots of happiness. However, the husband rushed to explain the situation to the fans.

He confirmed to Punch that his wife is not pregnant and that this message was just an expression of his faith. Funke Akindele has become more known to the world and the film industry Nollywood, with the series “Jenifa’s Dairy or Jenifa’s Diary”. She is both a producer, actress and has her own television show ” Jenifa ”, her pseudonym in the series she has played.

Her husband shared a post on Instagram where he said: To God be the glory. This will be accomplished. His post on Instagram about his wife’s pregnancy was a prophecy of Pastor Olowogbogboro. Nathaniel Bassey during a preaching revealed the prophecy and I clung to this prophecy. If you look closely at my tweet, you will see what I wrote. I said that I heard this news when he gave a great testimony.

During the prophecy, he asked people to pray about my wife, revealing that he had a vision in which my wife was expecting twins and that he will be invited to the baptismal ceremony next year. I have received the good news and I pray that it will be fulfilled.

The lead actress of the series “Jenifa’s Diary”, is mom for the very first time. Funke Akindele had twins two years after her marriage to her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello, aka JJC Skillz, who is a music producer. While the prophecy predicted she will never have children. According to her relatives, the 41-year-old actress has already lost a twin pregnancy in 2017 after a popular priest, predicted that she would never have children. As an answer to the prophecy of the day, Funke’s husband repeated his commitment and love to his wife.

Regarding the newborn, it should be said that the news was announced by Funke’s sister, Ayo Ola-Muhammed, who took advantage of his Instagram page to congratulate his sister. And although the couple did not publish an official statement, many congratulatory messages were posted on their Instagram accounts from their many fans.

Funke Akindele allias “jenifa” is a popular producer and actress of Nollywood. She was born on August 24, 1976 in Ikorodu, Nigeria. She became known by participating in the series I Need to Know from 1998 to 2002, a series funded by the United Nations Population Fund.

In 2009, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress. She also has her TV show, Jenifa, from the name of the movie in which she plays, in 2008.

Funke hasn’t announced any new projects so far, but since her primary focus now is her production company, we can’t expect her to be in that many projects as she was before.

Also, the motherhood has probably changed her and gave her another beautiful role to play in her long career.

Quick summary

Full name: Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde

Date of birth: August 24, 1977

Birthplace: Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria

Age: 42

Profession: Actress, Producer

Height: 1.68 m

Weight: 54 kg

Net Worth: 3.5$ million

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