Funke Akindele Biography, Age, Parents, Husband, Children, Movies, Net Worth, and Career

Funke Akindele Net Worth, Biography and Movies (2021)

Funke Akindele Bello, also known as Jenifa, is a Nigerian filmmaker, director, actress, politician, and producer. From 1998 to 2002, Akindele starred in the sitcom I Need to Know, and in 2009, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She is one of the top Nigerian actresses in Nigeria, with a successful career spanning over two decades; her net worth would blow your mind.

We will share all the details below about her net worth, Biography, Personal Life, marriages, endorsement deals, movies, controversies, and acting career, which has made her stand out among numerous Nollywood actresses.

Biography

Real nameAkindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotunde
NicknameJennifer
Date of birth24 August 1977 (age 46 years old)
Country of OriginFederal Republic of Nigeria
Net worth$4 million

Early Life

Funke Akindele is one of the famous Nigerian actresses; she was (born on 24 August 1977), as Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde in Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria.

Funke Akindele Net Worth, Biography and Movies (2021)

She attended her primary and secondary school in Lagos, after which she gained admission to study law at the University of Law.

Before studying law, Funke obtained an Ordinary National Diploma in Mass Communication from the Ogun State Polytechnic, Ilaro.

Acting Career

Funke’s first shot at fame came in 1998 with the United Nations Population Fund-sponsored TV series “I Need to Know,” which aired from 1998 to 2002.

In 2008, She released her first owned movie, Jenifer, which won her the award for Best Actress in 2009 at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

She went on to act in many other popular Yoruba movies before she crossed into the Nollywood English filming Industry.

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In 2013, she met her now ex-husband, JJC, who later became her director. This event gave birth to Jenifer’s Diary TV Series, which has been airing since 2013.

Personal Life, Relationships, and Marriages

Her personal life has been under media scrutiny for years, coupled with some marital drama.

Funke first got married in May 2012 to her now ex-husband, Adeola Kehinde, the couple divorced a year later, in 2013 due to irreconcilable differences.

Fast-forward three years. In May 2016, Funke Akindele finally tied the knot with her now-husband, Nigerian Singer and Rapper JJC Skillz, in a private ceremony in London. In July 2022, her husband, JJC Skillz, announced that their marriage was over and he would file for a divorce.

Funke Akindele Net Worth, Biography and Movies (2021)
Funke Akindele and Her Husband, JJC Skillz

How I Met and Proposed to Funke Akindele – JJc Skillz

Her Husband JJC Skillz via an interview in 2018, opened up on how he met his wife and what attracted him to her.

My wife is a fantastic cook, she’s an amazing woman. Everything about her attracted me to her.

It’s not only one thing that attracts a man to a woman, but definitely, the cooking is a plus and my wife has it all. I would want to eat her meals for the rest of my life.

On how their path crossed, “When I met her, I just met someone that wanted a director for her TV show; Jenifa’s Diary.

That was in 2013, We were very low-key because we are two popular people in the entertainment industry. We had to protect our privacy.

Funke Akindele Twins Photos

The popular Nigerian celebrity welcomed twins in December 2018, just months after celebrating their second wedding anniversary.

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Funke Akindele’s husband shared the first photo of their twins on his Instagram page around January 2019. Funke Akindele’s children are all grown up now.

Who is Funke Akindele’s father?

In December 2019, she lost her father to the cold hands of death. The cause of his death is still sketchy but condolences to her family on the tough loss to the Akindele family.

Who is Funke Akindele’s mother?

Funke Akindele took to her social media in June 2020 to celebrate her mother, who had turned a new age. Funke might currently be one of the best actresses in entertainment. Unfortunately, she passed away in February 2023.

Industry, but someone who has played an important role in her career is her parent. The sexy screen diva, who has never for once taken the love her parents showed her while growing up, took to her Instagram page to celebrate her mother’s new age.

Funke celebrated the new milestone her mother has attained on earth by sharing a picture of one of the priceless moments she’s had with her and captioned it with a heartfelt message.

Funke Akindele Movies on Netflix

Apart from her movies, such as Omo Ghetto (the saga), which was showing across cinemas house in Nigeria.

Funke Akindele Net Worth

Some of her other movies have made it to Netflix.

Below is the list of her movies on Netflix

  • Your Excellency (2019)
  • Moms at War (2018)
  • Isoken (2017)
  • Chief Daddy (2018)
  • A Trip To Jamaica (2016)
  • Who’s The Boss (2020)

Endorsement Deals

In August 2018, Keystone Bank Limited signed popular Nollywood actress Akindele B, known as ‘Jenifa,’ as its official brand ambassador.

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Funke Akindele House

Funke’s new residence is in Amen Estate, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos State, Nigeria. Amen Estate is the new residence of Lagos businessman and politician Babatunde Gbadamosi Funke. According to the architectural design, it is known as ‘Afin.’ It’s a 7-bedroom detached mansion with airy terraces and casement windows.

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The residence features the finest porcelain and granite floor tiles, elegant POP ceilings, a fully fitted kitchen with granite worktops, fitted wardrobes, a Jacuzzi steam bath with shower in the elegant master bedroom bath, and numerous other luxury features.

Funke Akindele Cars

Funke took to Instagram on April 16th, 2021, to share the good news with his fans: This Lexus 570 sport utility vehicle (SUV) is the SuperSport variant. It has upgraded plush interiors and exterior designs that set it apart from the base SUV.

Funke Akindele Net Worth

Funke Akindele Bello is one of the top Nigerian actresses in Nigeria, with a successful career spanning over two decades with an estimated net worth of $4 million. Her major source of wealth is from her many high-grossing Box office movies, TV series called Jennifer’s Diary, and various multi-million dollar endorsement deals.

People Also Ask for FAQs

How old is Funke Akindele?

Funke Akindele was born on August 24, 1977, in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria, and she is currently 46 years old.

Is Funke Akindele still married to her husband?

Funke Akindele-Bello, a Nollywood actress, has revealed why she hides her children’s faces from the public eye. The 45-year-old actress previously married Adeola Kehinde, but the couple split in July 2013 due to irreconcilable differences. She is, however, married to Nigerian rapper JJC Skillz. Her Marriage to JJC Skillz also crashed and ended in July 2022.

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