In Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria, Funke Akindele was born on August 24, 1977. She is the middle kid in a family of three (two girls and one boy). Her father is a former school principal, and her mother is a medical doctor. Grace Children School in Gbagada, Lagos State, was her primary school. She graduated from the former Ogun State Polytechnic, currently Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, with an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Mass Communication. The University of Lagos awarded her a law degree.

Akindele rose to prominence after acting in the UNFPA-sponsored sitcom I Need to Know from 1998 to 2002. Bisi, a perplexed yet bright secondary school student, was played by Funke.The movie Jenifa gave Funke Akindele her big break in 2008.

When it was reported in January 2018 that Akindele will make her Hollywood debut in Marvel’sAvengers: Infinity War, she caused a stir because she was listed as a member of the cast onIMDb. According to IMDb, she will play the guard Dora Milaje in Avengers: Infinity War. After a few weeks, her name was swapped with that of Genevieve Nnaji, a fellow Nigerian actress, and Akindele’s upload was shown to be a hoax. Dr.Bukola Saraki, the President of the Senate and Chairman of the National Assembly, requested Marvel Studios to include Akindele in Infinity War in February 2018.

Funke Akindele is married to JJC Skills, a Nigerian artist and film director and they are blessed with twins.

Akindele manages the Jenifa Foundation, a voluntary organization that attempts to provide practical skills to young people.

Funke Akindele has bagged several awards such as;
Africa Movie Academy Award Best Actress Leading Role.
2009 Nigeria Entertainment Awards she won Best actress.
2010 Best of Nollywood Awards she was nominated Best Actress Leading role (Yoruba).
• 2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards she won Best Actress.
• 2012 Nollywood Movies Awards she won Best Actress (Indigineous).
• 2012 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress (English) Nominated.
• She won Zulu African Film Academy Awards Best Actress.
• 2013 Nollywood Movies Awards Best Actress (Leading Role) Nominated.
• She won Best Actress (Indigineous)
• She won 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards for Best Actress (Leading Role)
• 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards she won Best Actress (Comedy)
• She won ELOY AWARDS Brand Ambassador of the Year
• 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actress In Comedy Role
• Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Actress Series (Nominated)
• Africa Entertainment Legend Awards Best Actress of the Year she won.
• She won 2016 Ghana Movies Awards Best Actress Africa Collaboration.

Funke Akindele has endorsement deals such as her being signed as an Ambassador to Irokotv. Also in 2018, she was signed as brand ambassador for Keystone Bank.

Funke Akindele has an estimated net worth of $7.6 million.
She has produced and starred in lot of movies;
Aje Metta
Anointed Liars
Apoti Orogun
Atanpako Meta
Baye se Nlo
Ija Ola
Jenifa’s Diary


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