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. www.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. www.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).

72 thoughts on “Funke Akindele’s Biography & Life History – Nigerian Actress Jenifa’s Profile & Latest News

  1. she simply d best,i pickd interest in her wen she white hunters.she s mi roll model.

  2. I love you so much but why cant you wait and get a boy that will always be with you i was not comfortable for you to maried som body who have maried think of it well and (fair gaf) that is françe

  3. Funke, you are a very good actress.Your marriage is already blessesd by God,u shall not have any cause for regrets IJN.It is well with you.

  4. Funke Akindele is simply the best while they are the rest.. may the GOOD LORD grant you your heart desires in your home.

  5. Funke Akindele u are my roll model. keep wat u are doing up, u are d best. c u lera, suliya economi lo wo, we are flyiny on a fast track.

  6. Funke u are a good. Actress may d lord continue to guide u and ur family. Always watch and pray . Ohun ti o fi wu olorun. Aye oni baje.

  7. U av always bn successful nt bcos u re d best bt bcos God has bn there for u,worship HIM,adore HIM nd give all praises to HIM:::I pray GOD n his infinite mercies to xtend his supportive hand to ur marital life,amen.

  8. Funk i want 2 b a star like u by coming to ur skul hw cn i mak it in u are a role modem gurl but it is nting wen a lady active but without a settle hm . Keep it up

  9. Oh Funke, i dnt rili knw i cn say it dat: I LV U. u r my bst actress nd u‘ll always b. i pray dat may GOD grnt u ur heart desires. Amen. Sulia kan….

  10. There is a great recommendations I specially reserved for Akindele Funke not until when she too a nasty step of marrying an Alhaji with 2 wives and eventually became the 3rd wife this is bad

  11. Saying u are a good artiste is actually an understatement, u are essentially a prolific story writer, an ace comedian, an highly talented screen goddess and of course a world class celebrity. Ur films story lines had actually brought a tremendous improvement to the film industry. A multi talented cross-over artiste who has created a need for herself in the already populated entertainment industry. Acting is not to put on a particular dress or open and close one’s mouth to say something but to definitely impact lives positively through life-reality actions. You have used ur garnered educational training and academic prowess to develop ur career in the industry, the lover of all, friend to the Ghetto brought up gals, a philanthropist and a dedicated workaholic. You are the envy of others and indeed a quintessential woman of candour, who does not release herself to be molested by any marketer despite several challenges and scandals. Press on in the track of success, and always remember that ur home (Marriage) matters a lot, keep it as much as u can because ur critics will definitely be looking down to ur marriage been failed, but God will surely uphold, strengthen and grant u the grace to maintain all without hitch. You are loved and appreciated. Don’t disappoint the God love we love in u. See you again in high places.

  12. Funke i really like ur movies but make sure u dnt let ur marriage break down so dat pples wil nt make jest of u.i luv u nd its in u

  13. Hi funke i also luv ur way of lyf,so don’t mind dos pple marrie 2 a married man doesn’t mean any misfortune God will make ur married a fruitful1 ameen!

  14. A funke almoroof god will continue guide amd be with you god will surelly be withyou keep you home tightly you home will be you home forever dont fight with you fellow one’s, stay tight

  15. I love u n i nid ur help,plz cum 2 our aid,we talented teens wit no one 2 help us.i dnt want my talent 2 die,plz help me ma,help me 2 make my dreams of bcoming a great actress lyk u….crying…..am always sad wen eva i see myself as a talented person wit no one 2 help.i wil b hapi if u can help me.God bless u n ur family abundantly.amen!

  16. I love u n i nid ur help,plz cum 2 our aid,we talented teens wit no one 2 help us.i dnt want my talent 2 die,plz help me ma,help me 2 make my dreams of bcoming a great actress lyk u….crying…..am always sad wen eva i see myself as a talented person wit no one 2 help.i wil b hapi if u can help me.God bless u n ur family abundantly.amen!lng live mrs almaroof

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