Nigerian Actress Funke Akindele Bello Contact Phone Number, Twins, First & Second Husband, Family Facts
Funke Akindele alias Jenifa is an award winning producer, writer and Nigerian actress who has captured the hearts of many Nigerians with her superior acting skills and her unique style of comedy. Funke Akindele is a versatile actress as she is known to feature in both English as well as Yoruba Movies. She is the brains behind the popular TV series titled Jenifa’s Diary.
How To Contact Nigerian Actress Funke Akindele Bello: Phone Number
The best way to contact Funke Akindele is through her Instagram DM @ funkejenifaakindele. Just send her a Direct Message on Instagram and her people will get back to you.
You can also contact her husband on Instagram@ jjcskillz.
For privacy sake, she didn’t leave her phone number on the social media.
Funke Akindele Bello Background Profile
Olufunke Ayotunde Akindele was born in Lagos State, South Western Nigeria precisely at Ikorodu on the 24th of August 1977. Her father is a retired school principal and her mother, a medical practitioner.
From Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, she acquired an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Mass Communication. Funke later proceeded to the University of Lagos where she bagged a Law Degree.
Funke Akindele Career In the Movie Industry
Her career in the movie industry began in 1998 with the airing of a TV sitcom called I need to know where she played the role of an intelligent secondary school girl known as Bisi. This series aired up until 2002.
Funke’s big break did not come until 2009 with the release of the movie Jenifa where she played the lead character of a wannabe city girl known as Suliat/Jenifa. She has quite a number of endorsement deals and also owns a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) which specializes in the development of talented individuals and the acquisition of vocational skills for young people.
Between producing, writing and acting, Funke Akindele has over a hundred movies to her name. From her big break in 2009 till present she has been nominated for several awards and has won most of them. In 2009, for her role in the movie Jenifa she won the Nigeria Entertainment Awards and Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Actress and Best Actress in a Leading Role respectively.
She was also nominated and won awards for her role in movies like Maami, The Return of Jenifa, and The Return of Sheri Koko. More recently she was nominated and won awards for the series Jenifa’s Diary and the movie A Trip to Jamaica.
Who Was Funke Akindele First Husband?
In 2012 amidst several oppositions Funke Akindele got married to her first husband Alhaji Kehinde Oloyede Almaroof popularly called Kenny Doo. He is a Politician and Businessman who resides in Lagos State. Alhaji Kehinde is said to have been a member of the Peoples Democratic Party as of 2007 under which he contested for a few political offices and lost to others.
The marriage sparked comments and criticism amongst fans for two major reasons one of which was the fact that Kenny was already married traditionally to another woman, the second was the difference in religion between both parties as Funke, a Christian lady whose mother was reportedly a pastor was set to marry Kehinde Oloyede a Muslim man, in a Muslim wedding ceremony. There were also rumors of her conversion to Islam and adopting a Muslim name.
The wedding ceremony was a grand affair and a lot of money was sunk into it. However, barely a year later, the marriage crashed and an official statement was issued to that effect amidst several speculations which arose, as a result of Kehinde Oloyede publicly making an announcement which hinted the end of his marriage to Funke via social media.
Shortly after her wedding to Alhaji Kehinde Oloyede, rumors surfaced about her husband’s flirtatious ways. He was accused of having several children by different women and had another on the way as a woman named Modinat Nike Dada was believed to have been seven months pregnant with his child.
Funke later came out to admit that her first marriage was not what she thought it would be as she was emotionally and verbally abused almost for the beginning. She also revealed how things changed for the worse two months into the marriage because of Kehinde’s philandering ways and how she constantly endured humiliation from him on countless occasions.
Several other disturbing facts also turned up about his education and his character. Some individuals were of the opinion that Kehinde Oloyede simply used Funke Akindele to further his political career. Following so much drama and unpleasant surprises the marriage between these two came to an end and both went their separate ways.
Funke Akindele’s Second Husband JJC Skillz
Funke Akindele is presently married to JJC Skillz his birth name is Abdul Rasheed Bello. JJC Skillz and Funke Akindele are said to have tied the knot in a private ceremony which took place in London sometime in 2016.
He is a song writer, singer, rapper and also a producer whose music career has spanned a period of about sixteen years. He was born on the 4th of April 1977 in Kano State located in Northern Nigeria. JJC Skillz currently resides in London and has done so for over 25 years.
He is credited to have been the brain behind the formation of the famous group known as Big Brovaz. He has also produced music with notable international acts which include: Lemar, Jamelia, Ginuwine and Liberty X. JJC Skillz released his first album in 2004 some of his songs include: My Life, Save the Last Dance, Motiwa, Feeling you, social Network, Somebody Loves You.
He was also instrumental to the development of several famous Nigerian stars like: Don Jazzy, Big Brovaz, D’Banj, Stylo G, 419 Squad and others. In 2013 he went home with the Nigeria Entertainment Awards for Best International Artist.
He has three children from three past relationships; he is believed to have good relations with them and financially provides for them. The birth of a set of twins by his wife Funke Akindele in December 2018 now makes him a father of five.
Funke Akindele Births Twins
Earlier in 2017, Funke Akindele was publicly seen with a baby bump and was said to have been pregnant. Shortly afterwards, reports broke out that she had lost the baby.
However, sometime towards the end of the year 2018 Funke Akindele gave birth to a set of twin boys. This news was confirmed by her publicist in December 2018.
Funke took to social media to share her testimony and to give thanks to God for answering her prayers and giving her a new name. Fans and well wishers are indeed happy for her as congratulatory messages keep rolling in.
Funke Akindele Movies
It stars remarkable actors and actresses the likes of Iyabo Ojo, Ronke Odunsanya, Eniola Badmus, Adebayo Salami, Odunlade Adekola and Funke Akindele. This movie comes in two parts it features Suliat (Funke Akindele) a lady born and bred in the village who gains admission into the University and struggles to compete with other ladies way out of her league; she is ready to do just about anything to fit in. It contains lots of drama and comedy.
The Return of Jenifa
The first and second part of Jenifa was received quite well by movie lovers therefore a sequel was created in 2012. It is a continuation of the original movie, it still features Funke Akindele and star acts like: Eldee, Omawunmi, Helen Paul, Denrele Odun and several others.
It stars Odunlade Adekola, Funke Akindele, and Fathia Balogun. It was written by Funke Akindele. The story centers on the life a man Olakanmi (Odunlade) who went through a lot of hurdles before making it. He begins to have a reoccurring dream of three people who seem to be behind his success. Things take a turn for the worse and he discovers secrets in his quest for answers.
Meaning My Mother, the movie was produced and directed by Tunde Kilani. It features Wole Ojo as (Kashi), Funke Akindele and Olumide Bakare. It tells the story of an internationally acclaimed Nigerian footballer who comes back home to make a decision to play or not to play for his country in the coming world cup. He however must first put his fears and the painful memories of his past to rest.
This is an award winning series and a national favorite which kicked off in 2015 and is still ongoing. It features Funke Akindele as the lead actress and is also produced by her. It is a hilarious and entertaining comedy series.
Moms at War
Directed by Omoni Ogboli and released in 2018, Featuring Omoni Ogboli, Funke Akindele and Michelle Dede. It focuses on two women, who are both mothers and live in the same neighborhood. They despise each other and are in constant competition.
This movie is a classic romance released in the year 2000 a period when home videos were on high demand. It starred the likes of Saint Obi and Rita Nwankwo, it also starred Funke Akindele not in a major role but as one of the maids in a rich a household. This movie was one of Funke’s earliest features. It is definitely worth mentioning.
Written by Funke Akindele and stars her as well. It also features Bukky Wright, Ireti Osayemi, Funsho Adeolu, Yinka Quadri and other favorites. It is a film centered on love and trust in a couple’s marriage.
Funke Akindele is indeed a legendary actress who definitely intends bringing more entertainment and creativity to the industry.