Funke Akindele Bio | Early Life, Career, Net Worth
Her full name is Akindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotunde. You can also call her Jenifa. She is a trendy Nollywood actor with many years of experience. Aside from being an actress, she is also a notable movie producer.
She started her fame via the sitcom aired between 1998 and 2002 titled I Need to Know. However, Funke Akindele-Bello has won several awards since she started acting.
Even her popular TV series, Jenifa’s Diary, is an award-winning piece. More information about this multi-talented actress will be provided below.
Funke Akindele-Bello was born on the 24th of August 1977 in Ikorodu, Lagos State. She is the second born of a family of three children. Her parents had one boy and two girls.
Her mother is a trained medical doctor, and her father was a school principal before his retirement.
Funke Akindele-Bello got admitted to the Manhood Abiola Polytechnic (formerly Ogun State Polytechnic) to study Mass Communication, from where she graduated with a Higher National Diploma (HND).
She then got admitted to study Law at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba.
Funke Akindele-Bello started her ascent to the top in the movie industry with her role in the sitcom I Need to Know.
The sitcom was sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). She played the role of Bisi, a curious, intelligent.
It is the movie where she got her nickname, Jenifa.
Since she ventured into the movie industry, Funke Akindele-Bello has featured in more than 200 movies.
She has also produced several films herself. Additionally, she has several TV series to her credit.
Some of the movies she has featured in are highlighted below:
- Aje Metta
- Anointed Liar
- Apoti Orogun
- Atanmpako Meta
- Bolode o Ku
- Baye se Nlo
- Okun Ife
- Return of Jenifa
- A trip to Jamaica
- My Siblings and I
- Who’s the Boss
Funke Akindele-Bello got married to Adeola Kehinde Oloyede in 2012, but the two divorced about a year after the wedding.
She later got married to JJC Skillz in 2016, and the marriage produced twins.
Funke Akindele-Bello has a backlog of awards and nominations to her name. Unfortunately, we will only be able to mention a few of them for want of space:
- The Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2009 edition of the Africa Movie Academy Award
- The Best Actress in the 2009 edition of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards for the movie titled Jenifa
- Nomination for The Best Actress in a Leading Role (Yoruba) in the 2010 edition of the Best of Nollywood Awards for the movie titled Ogun Aiku
- The Best Actress at the 2012 Edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Awards for the movie titled Troj.
- The Best Actress (Indigenous) at the 2012 Edition of the Nollywood Movies Awards for the movie titled Emi Abatta
The list of awards to her name is inexhaustible.
What is Funke Akindele’s net worth?
Her net worth is estimated to be $4 million.