Funke Akindele Biography: Awards, Movies, Husband, Career And Net Worth

Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele Net Worth

Funke Akindele Net Worth: Funke Akindele better known as ‘JENIFA’ has a total net worth estimated to be $4 million dollars,Funke Akindele is a Nigerian actress and producer, film director, and a philanthropist. Funke Akindele  plays the lead character in the show Jenifa’s Diary, This made her to be named Best Actress in a Comedy at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

Funke Akindele’s Profile

Full Name: Funke Akindele Bello

Birth Date: August 24, 1977

Birth Place: Ikorodu, LagoS, Nigeria

Nick Name: Mrs Jenifa

Religion: Christian

Nationality: Nigerian

Ethnicity: Yoruba

Education: Graduated with a degree In Mass Communication

Age: She is currently 43 years old as of 2020

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color : Brown

Marital Status: Married to Bello

Children: Two Kids

Profession: Actress, Movie director/ Producer

Active Year: 1998 till date

Net Worth: $4 million Dollars

Social Media: Instagram, Twitter

Funke Akindele Biography

Funke Akindele started her in Lagos State Nigeria, Funke was born on August 24, 1977, in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria.

She is the second of three children (two girls and one boy). her mother is a Medical Doctor while her father is a retired School Principal. Funke Akindele attended Grace Children Schools, Gbagada for her primary school education and Lagos State Model College, Igbo-kuta for her secondary education.

After she finished her secondary school education she proceeded to former Ogun State Polytechnic, now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, where she got an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Mass Communication.

Funke Akindele Career

Funke Akindele Net Worth And Biography

Actress Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele came into the limelight after acting  in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)-sponsored television drama I Need to Know, which ran from 1998 to 2002. Funke Akindele  played Bisi, a curious but highly intelligent secondary school student. Funke has featured, written and produced many Nollywood movies especially Yoruba movies and has many hit movies to her name. Some of  Funke’s hit movies are Maami, Iru Oka (Cobra’s tail), Omo Ghetto, Ojo Ketala (13thDay) and A Trip to Jamaica.

Funke Akindele Net Worth

Funke’s big break happened  in 2008 when she appeared in the movie Jenifa, where she played a major role. she appeared as a village girl who came to the city of Lagos for better life. her performance in Jenifa pave way for her today TV series “Jenifa’s Diary”. Jenifa’s Diary has become a household name in most Nigerian homes and features talented artists such as Lota Chukwu, Folarin Falana (known as Falz Da bad guy) and Lolo, an OAP and TV personality.

Funke Akindele Net Worth

Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele Personal Life

Funke Akindele got married to Adeola Kehinde Oloyede On May 26, 2012,  . the marriage did not last The couple divorced in July 2013, citing irreconcilable  differences. Again Funke Akindele got married to Nigerian rapper JJC Skillz in London in May 2016. it was Rumored that Funke Akidele was pregnant In August 2017   . Funke Akindele however, gave birth to twin boys in December 2018.

Funke Akindele Endorsements

Funke  has a lot of endorsement deals to her name, the most recently is her being signed as Ambassador to Iroko TV, Vitafoam, Western Lotto, Sports betting company 1960 Bet and many more. In late August 2018, she bagged a new endorsement deal with Keystone Bank, a financial Institution in nigeria

Funke Akindele Net Worth

Funke Akindele Controversies

Funke Akindele was arrested In April 2020,   after holding a birthday party for her husband during the lockdown imposed to tackle coronavirus. Funke later appeared in a Nigeria Centre for Disease Control video to raise awareness about coronavirus. The actress and her husband were sentenced to 14-day community service after confessing guilty to violating lockdown order.

In January 2018, there was a controversy when it was reported that Akindele would get her Hollywood debut in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War as she was listed as a member of the cast on IMDb. Mainstream Nigerian press reported that she was set to star in Infinity War as the guard Dora Milaje, citing IMDb. Some weeks later her name was replaced with that of fellow actress Genevieve Nnaji, with Akindele’s upload shown to have been a hack.

Funke Akindele Net Worth And Biography.

 February 2018, it was reported that Senate President and Chairman of the National Assembly, Dr Bukola Saraki has advised Marvel Studios to feature Akindele in Infinity War.

Funke Akindele Social Media Handles

Funke Akindele is a very popular and influential actress when it comes to social media handles, Funke Akindele is very active on social media such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Funke’s Instagram

Funke Akindele has more than 10 million followers on her Instagram account, making her one of the most followed and influential female stars of Yoruba descent.

Funke Akindele Twitter

Funke Akindele is also active on twitter, Funke Akindele has over 1million followers on twitter. Below is the video she released to sensitize Nigerians to stay safe amid coronavirus.

funke Akindele Biography And Net Worth 2022

Funke Akindele Facebook Page

As was mentioned earlier, Funke Akindele is active onall social media handles.

Funke Akindeele Net Worth

With  her endorsement deals and other businesses which Funke has ventured into, as of 2021 Funke Akindele  has an estimated Net Worth of  $4 million dollars. over the years since Funke begin her career, she has won so many awards and fame for herself.

Funke Akidele Movies

 Funke Akindele has so far starred in over 100 movies below are some of the selected movies:


Jenifa’s Diary

Your Excellency



A Trip to Jamaica

Return of Jenifa


Moms at War

Chief Daddy

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 Edaf

Funke Akindele Awards

Best Actress Leading Role at Africa Movie Academy Awards                                                    2009

Best Actress at Nigerian Entertainment Awards                                                                        2009

Best Actress at Nollywood Movies Awards                                                                                2012

Best Actress at Zulu African Film Academy Awards                                                                   2012

Best Actress (Indigenous) at Nollywood Movies Awards                                                           2013

Best Actress (Comedy) at Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards                                              2014

Brand Ambassador of the Year at ELOY Awards                                                                         2014

Best Actress (Leading Role) at Nigerian Entertainment Awards                                              2014

Best Actress in Comedy at Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards                                            2016

Sitcom of the Year at Naija FM Awards                                                                                      2016

Best Actress Africa Collaboration @ Ghana Movies Awards                                                     2016

Best Actress of the Year at Africa Entertainment Legend Awards                                             2016

Best Actress in Comedy Movies at Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards                              2017

Best Lead Actress at Nigerian Entertainment Awards                                                              2017

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