The pioneer and the brain behind the popular home display video ‘Jenifa’s diary’; comic displays arranged in episodes to put a smile on the face of the audience, the episodic movies had made a great impact and hit in the Nigerian entertainment sector.
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Funke Akindele Biography
The Nigerian Actress and film producer named Akindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotunde, been popularly tagged as ‘Jenifa’ in Nigerian homes prompt to her active role in the episodic play ‘Jenifa’s Diary’ which she pioneered, she was born on 24th of August 1976 in Ikorodu, Lagos State.
Her presence was generally acknowledged when she featured the sitcom; I NEED TO KNOW which existed in the year 1998-2002, sponsored by the United Nations Population funds (UNFPA), since then she’s been an all-time award winner.
Early life & Education
Funke Akindele was born and nurtured in Ikorodu, Lagos State. She has a sister and as well a brother which makes them three children to her parents. Her mother happens to be a medical doctor and her father a retired school principal.
She obtained an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Mass Communication from the former Ogun State Polytechnic, now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic and Obtained a degree at the University of Lagos where she studied Law
In the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom; I Need to Know, Funke Akindele was cast as Bisi (a curious and highly intelligent secondary school student).
Her movie titled Jenifa, was another huge breakthrough for Her as she released it in the year 2009
She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She also plays the lead character in the hit TV show Jenifa’s Diary, alongside Fisayo Ajisola, Falz, Lolo and more.
The show is a spin-off from the movie titled Jenifa, she currently has over a 100 movies to her credit as actress, writer and producer, she’s been endorsed as an ambassador to the IrokoTv
She runs a non-governmental organisation known as THE JENIFA FOUNDATION, whose aims and objectives involves nurturing talents and acquiring vocational skills.
Funke Akindele got married to Adeola Kehinde Oloyede on 26th of May 2012, divorced in July 2013 a year and two months after the wedding, she then go t married to a Nigerian rapper Abdul Rasheed Bello (JJC Skillz) on May 2016 at London
• My siblings and I
• Jenifa’s Diary
• Your Excellency
• A Trip to Jamaica
• Return of Jenifa
• Moms at War
• Chief Daddy
• Omo Ghetto
• Married but Living Single
• Emi Abata
• Love Wahala
• Ladies Gang
• Anointed Liars
• Bolode O’ku
• Ija Ola
• Aje Metta
• Apoti Orogun
• Atanpako Meta
• Kakaki ‘leku
• Omo Pupa
• Taiwo Taiwo
• Baye se Nlo
• Oba Irawo
• Okun Ife Yi
• Odun Baku
• Oreke Mulero
• Osuwon Eda
• Nollywood Movie Award for Best Lead Actress in an Indigenous Language
• Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
• Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Actress
Funke Akindele is worth $3.5 million, she’s an ambassador to IrokoTv and there are some other endorsement deals to her name.