JJC Skillz Biography, Age, New Wife, First Wife, Tribe, Son, State of Origin, Songs, Albums, House, Cars, Net Worth, and Career

“Why I returned to my father’s religion, Islam” Funke Akindele’s ex-husband, JJC Skillz spills

Abdulrasheed Bello is a Nigerian singer, rapper, television producer, and songwriter. He goes by the stage names Skillz or JJC Skillz. As a result of his afrobeat song “We Are Africans,” JJC Skillz became well-known in Nigeria.

Skillz’s previous work includes producing for Big Brovaz, a British hip-hop label, and band, before his breakthrough with “We Are Africans.”

 Aside, his debut album was released in December 2002. It is an experimental record with lyrics in English and Nigerian languages. Read on to learn more about JJC Skillz.


Date of BirthApril 4, 1977
Age46 years old
Place of BirthKano
Net Worth$1.5 million

Early Life

Abdulrasheed Bello (born 4 April 1977, Kano) known professionally as Skillz or JJC Skillz is a Nigerian songwriter, rapper, record and television producer. In Kano State, Abdulrasheed Bello was born to Mr. and Mrs. Bello. He is the middle child of a family of thirteen children.

Skillz’s mother was a Christian, and his father was a Muslim, so he reportedly is not overly religious.

JJC Skillz consoles himself with Burna Boy’s song ‘last last’ after announcing the end of his 7-years-old marriage to Funke Akindele

Because of this, he could never devote sufficient attention to any of them. He attended churches even though he was born a Muslim.

He went to primary and secondary schools in his hometown before graduating from the University and leaving Nigeria.

JJC Skillz left Nigeria for the United Kingdom at the tender age of 14 to pursue his schooling and his musical ambition.


Listening to his father’s collection of country records and juju music sparked a lifelong passion for and love of music in him. JJC Skillz started his music career at the age of 14.

After discovering hip-hop in the United Kingdom, he and a friend formed a band and started playing local talent shows. His stage name, JJC, is an abbreviation for “Johnny just come,” a phrase commonly used by Nigerians to refer to newcomers.

Bello’s initial significant producing endeavor was establishing the Big Brovas record label and collective.

His first album with the 419 Squad, titled Atide, was released in 2004. Ijoya by Weird MC, Pu Yanga by Tillaman, and Morile by Buoqui are some songs he has produced.


He also appeared on the African music scene, working on genre-blendings like Afropean (a combination of Afrobeats and European classical music).

The Nigerian Entertainment Award named him the greatest international artist in 2013.

He founded the JJC and the 419 Squad, two formidable African organizations. In 2014, they took home the Kora All-African music award.

JJC Marriage and Marital Life

JJC Skillz had three children by three women before he married Funke Akindele. He tied the knot with Funke Akindele in 2016. They welcomed twins in 2018.

 As of June 2022, Bello revealed on Instagram that he and his partner had separated.  In March of 2023, Funke Akindele husband discreetly married an Ebira bride in Kano State.

JJC Skillz remarries nine months after splitting from Funke Akindele

Abdulrasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skillz, has reportedly acquired a new bride nine months after announcing his divorce from Nollywood actress Funke Akindele.

The 46 -year-old singer-turned-director married Kogi state native Falilat Raji in a private wedding in Kano.

JJC Skillz speaks about his new marriage

Although the wedding was placed on February 10th, according to the invitation card posted by blogger Tosin Adams, videos and photos of the ceremony that surfaced on social media on Thursday evening suggest otherwise.

This is the second time the “We are Africans” crooner would marry officially.

His highly publicized marriage with Mrs. Akindele, the PDP Deputy Governor candidate in Lagos State, was contracted in London in May 2016.

Aside from a set of twins welcomed in 2018, theirs was a rewarding partnership. Together, they produced one of Nollywood’s highest-grossing movies, Omo Ghetto: the Saga II, which grossed over N600 million at the box office.

However, before marrying Akindele, JJC Skillz fathered three children from three women.

Although it is unclear if he married any of them, one of his ex-partners is Taiye Fajemisin, the mother of his 25-year-old daughter, Tamira.

Another of his ex-partner, Mella, aka Snoop Mommy, is the mother of his’s outspoken son, Benito.

He also fathered a teenage son whose identity remains unknown

“Wifey number 100”
Although JJC is yet to make the news of his wedding public, Benito confirmed it when he trolled him (JJC Skillz) over getting married again and also denounced his family name.

Taunting his father in the comment section of an Instagram post by Instagram blogger, Cutie_Jullss, Benito sarcastically reminded him of his past unions and expressed concern for the new bride.

He wrote, “Wifey number 100, Kmt. I feel sorry for her.”

No longer a Bello, Meet Benito Andrews

Benito, a thorn in his father’s flesh, also denounced his family name. In a now-deleted post, Benito, a teen model, revealed that he is no longer a Bello.

He wrote, “yall please get it right; my name is Andrews now; I’m not a Bello.”

He requested that the public get familiar with his new identity and accompanied his announcement with a photo of his new dad, a certain Mr Andrews, whose name he has adopted. This isn’t the first time Benito trolled or called his dad out on social media.

In June 2022, Benito made some shocking revelations about Akindele’s marriage to his father, JJC Skillz. He alleged that his dad and Ms. Akindele cheated on each other.

JJC Skillz’s son, Benito lands first paid job weeks after dragging Funke Akindele

They set the rumor mill agog after attending the AMVCA nominee party separately in March 2022.

On 10th April, the couple made headlines over claims that their marriage was on the verge of collapse over Akindele’s controlling behaviour.

Amidst the denial and constant display of love on social media, Benito, in a live chat with fans on Instagram, alleged that Akindele and JJC Skillz are living in an unhappy marriage.

Benito noted that he doesn’t care for them after what he claimed they both subjected him to.

He added that he is ready to expose them and doesn’t care about receiving punishment from his dad or anyone claiming he was tired of their manipulation.

Less than two months later, JJC confirmed Benito’s claims that his marriage was experiencing a crisis when he announced his separation.

JJC Skillz achievements and awards

He has received recognition for his efforts throughout his career as a musician.

In 2004, at the KORA Awards in Johannesburg, South Africa, he and his band, JJC, and 419 Squad, took home the trophy for Best African Group.

At the annual KORA awards ceremony, JJC’s crew was the only one from Nigeria to take home hardware, joining gospel singer Kunle Ajayi as the only Nigerian winner.

JJC Skillz was awarded Best International Artist at the 2013 Nigerian Entertainment Awards.

In addition, JJC Skillz has played to capacity crowds in Nigeria and across Europe in nations like France, England, and Italy.

He has collaborated with such notable musicians as Liberty X, Ginuwine, Jamelia, and Lemar, all of whom are regularly featured on top lists in the United States and the United Kingdom.

In Abuja, he helped arrange the MTV 100th live broadcast, which reached more than 420 million viewers in 164 countries.

Although his primary focus is now on film production, Skillz has maintained his place in the music industry.

JJC Skillz’s Net Worth

JJC Skillz has achieved great financial success in the music and movie industries. His current net worth is $1.5 million, earned through his accomplishments as a rapper, songwriter, and TV producer.

People Also Asked For FAQs

What happened to JJC Skillz?

Nine months after he announced his split from Nollywood actress Funke Akindele, filmmaker Abdulrasheed Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz, has reportedly taken a new wife. The 45-year-old musician turned filmmaker married Falilat Raji, a Kogi state native, at a private ceremony in Kano.

Is JJC Skillz remarried?

The 46-year-old singer-turned-director married Kogi state native Falilat Raji in a private wedding in Kano.

How old is JJC Skillz?

He is 46 years of age, born April 4, 1977.

Who is Funke Akindele ex husband?

Abdulrasheed Bello is a Nigerian singer, rapper, television producer, and songwriter. He goes by the stage names Skillz or JJC Skillz. As a result of his afrobeat song “We Are Africans,” JJC Skillz became well-known in Nigeria.

Stay Connected , follow us on: Facebook: @creebhillsdotcom, Twitter: @creebhillsblog, Instagram: @creebhills, Pinterest: @creebhills Telegram: creebhills

To place an advert/sponsored post on our site, contact us via [email protected]

Previous articleTiwa Savage is like Wizkid to female artistes – Seyi Vibez (Video)
Next articleStay Wicked, Kind Women Don’t Make History, Mean Women Do – Actress, Sandra Iheuwa
I'm the Chief- Editor at CreebHills. We strive to constantly provide news in various domains in connection to the Nigerian region and the rest of the world. I work also as a PR and Brand Specialist and aim to grow Creebhiils as a brand to reach mass audiences. You can reach out to me at [email protected]