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Funke Akindele’s Biography & Life History – Nigerian Actress Jenifa’s Profile & Latest News

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Updated August 2013 – Funke Akindele’s Biography, Life History, Movies & Films

Funke Akindele’s Biography & Life History – Nigerian Actress Jenifa’s Profile & Latest News

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Funke Akindele, a very popular actress on the Yoruba home video scene in the Nigerian movie industry was born in Ikorodu, Lagos state. The exact Funke Akindele date of birth is August 24 1976. Therefore, the present Funke Akindele age is 37. naijagists.com

Funke Akindele had her primary and secondary education in Lagos. She later proceeded to the Ogun State Polytechnic, now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, in Abeokuta, where she bagged an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in mass communication. She then proceeded to the University of Lagos, from where she bagged a degree in Law.

Before venturing into the acting profession, Funke Akindele worked as a television presenter. She gained popularity through her role in the Nigerian television show, “I need to know”. From there, she stepped into full-blown acting. To date, she has featured in many Yoruba movies. In 2009, she won the African Movie Academy Award for the Best Actress in a Leading Role. Funke Akindele is liked by most Nigerian film-watchers, especially the Yorubas, who admire her versatility on set and her ability to fit perfectly into a wide range of different roles and film settings.

She is one of the most popular and most successful Yoruba actresses in Nollywood.

Funke Akindele’s Movies , Films

The following is list of some films in which Funke Akindele featured:

  1. Ojo Ketala
  2. Gbarada
  3. Ohun buruku
  4. Egun
  5. Okan mi
  6. Jenifa
  7. Taiwo Taiwo
  8. Ekuro
  9. Edunjobi
  10. Ole Ole
  11. Emi ni toto
  12. Okun ife
  13. Aje meta
  14. Atanpako meta
  15. Odun baku
  16. Christmas passion
  17. Atlanta
  18. Kosefowora
  19. Edunjobi
  20. Agbefo
  21. Adun aye
  22. Eda
  23. Ife kan
  24. Risikat
  25. Okun idi
  26. Etanu
  27. Akeju
  28. Ode osan

So far, the most successful of Funke Akindele’s works is her movie titled “JENIFA”, which has two parts and another third part, which was titled “The return of Jenifa”.

The film was widely accepted by applauded all over the Yoruba-dominated southwestern part of Nigeria and beyond. Apart from that, the film received four nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2008. naijagists.com

Jenifa, Funke Akindele’s best work, is a comedy film, which narrates the escapades (Jenifa), a village girl who later moved to the city after gaining admission to the University. At the University, she joins a group of bad girls who offer themselves as sex tools for rich men. Jenifa, after falling into many troubles, and getting out, later learns her lessons.

On May 26, 2012, Funke Akindele got married to Alhaji Kehinde Oloyede Al-maroof in a ceremony attended by a few who were invited specially.

In July 2013, the actress announced official separation from her husband of over one year over what she termed verbal abuse.

At some time in the recent past, Funke Akindele was rumored to be in a relationship with popular Yoruba Nollywood actor, Femi Adebayo, but she denied that blatantly. The fact that she is married to someone else corroborates her denial of the rumored relationship.

Even though she is in her mid thirties, Funke Akindele remains one of the hotcakes in the Yoruba movie scene, whose reign will is likely to stay for long(NaijaGists.com).

73 Comments

73 Comments

  1. toibat adebayo

    March 9, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    nice one funke keep it up a ma su suf

    • juliet

      February 22, 2018 at 12:24 PM

      Sis u ar d best luv u

  2. fatimah omolara

    April 28, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    May GOD assist us all

  3. pet~lash

    October 23, 2013 at 7:14 AM

    you are really awesome,,,bravo!!

  4. Abdulrasheed sodiq

    May 11, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    U are d most promissing actress; my prayer 4 u is dat god will send u ur heart desire; so keep on doing gud.

  5. MICHAEL OLATUNJI A.I

    July 18, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    I love you Akindele Olufunke, Keep it up, I like to be like you funke, if you can help me to be like i will so happy.

  6. AKINSOYE PAUL TOSHOEDO

    July 20, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    ABURO JOO SE JEJE– ARAIYE OFE KARERU KASO; MAY THE ALMIGHTY BLESS YOUR WAYS::

  7. AKINSOYE PAUL TOSHOEDO

    July 20, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    ABURO JOO SA SE JEJE; ARAYE OFE KAJERAN PE LENU: BE FRIENDLY; BE JENEROUS; BE KIND; BUT BE VERY VIGILANT:
    MAY YOU HAVE PEACE

  8. mba blessing

    October 2, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    thank God for ur liff

  9. mba blessing

    October 2, 2015 at 10:21 AM

    thank God for ur life

  10. FUNKE PHILIP

    February 12, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    I LOVE YOU SO MUCH YOUR GLORY WILL NOT DIE YOUNG THE PROTECTION OF THE LORD WILL BE UPON YOU

  11. ADEYEMI OLORUNGBON

    September 23, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    i LOVE YOU SO MUCH I PRAY THAT GOD WILL PROVIDE A BABY FOR U WISH TO MEET U SOME DAY

  12. ADEYEMI OLORUNGBON

    September 23, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    i love u ma

  13. anifowoshe kazeem

    October 29, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    I love you so much. I found u most interesting in al ur role. Kip it up may Almighty God b wit u nw nd forever.

  14. josephine

    December 7, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    funke is a bae….I love you so much…you are a great comedian….God bless you

  15. Alaiye titilope racheal

    January 23, 2017 at 2:56 PM

    Sister funke God will continue to bless and uplift you any where you go in Jesus name Amen I wish you success..

  16. dahunsi esther

    June 8, 2017 at 10:41 PM

    funke u ar too much keep it up nd put more effort may God continue to journey with u ijn.(jenifa kan ayetoro kan)luv uuuuu

  17. mary babs

    June 25, 2017 at 6:17 PM

    Thy lord is not thru wit u yet,wish u more grace n success cos u r just my model!

  18. Ifeade

    September 22, 2017 at 8:17 AM

    U are such a genius, may u have a safe delivery in Jesus name. I cant wait to c ur fruits.

  19. femi

    February 23, 2018 at 2:13 PM

    You are too much . i love you more

  20. Bolutife

    October 26, 2018 at 5:53 AM

    may d lord almighty keeps u nd guide u n al ur endeavour nd make ur nmpact a bg 1 i luv u sis

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