Funke Akindele is a popular Nollywood actress and producer. In this article, I will explain all the necessary information that is needed to know about her including a biography, Nollywood career, husband, children, entertainment company, private life, net worth, and other important information about her.

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Full Name: Akindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotunde

Stage Name:    Funke Akindele

Born: 24 August 1977

Place of Birth:    Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria

Height:    1.68 m

Parents: N/A

Siblings: Abimbola Maria Akindele

Husband • Spouse: JJC (m. 2016), Kehinde Oloyede (m. 2012–2013)

Boyfriend • Partner: N/A

Children: Tamira Bello, Benito Bello, Josiah Bello

State Of Origin: Lagos State

Nationality: Nigerian

Occupation: Actress • TV Personality

Net Worth: US$5 million


Funke Akindele Biography


Funke Akindele is a popular and one of the most talented Nollywood actresses. Her full name is Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde, and she was born on August 24, 1977. 


She has spent decades in the Nigerian entertainment industry, even though she has appeared in hundreds of Nollywood movies and TV series, Funke Akindele gained massive recognition for her role as Jenifa in the popular TV series “Jenifa's Diary,” She is also the producer of Jenifa's diary.


Funke Akindele got a lot of recognition for her contribution to the Nigerian entertainment scene, she is so talented that she can take on several roles in both comedy and drama. 


Funke Akindele Career


Funke Akindele started his career in the entertainment industry in the late 1990s and came to the limelight in the early 2000s.


Funke Akindele kickstarted her acting career in TV shows like “I Need to Know” and “Family Affair.” Where she showcased her incredible acting prowess. Over the years, she has appeared in hundreds of Nollywood movies and TV series.


Funke has appeared in a lot of Nollywood films, where she always shows our best in our craft in several aspects including comedy, drama, and more. 


Some of the popular films include “Maami,” “The Return of Jenifa,” and “Omo Ghetto: The Saga,” Taiwo Taiwo, and more. 


Jenifa's Diary is one of the most successful and popular TV series not just in Nigeria but globally. She started the TV series in 2015. Funke Akindele starred as the lead character, and also produced the TV series probably beginning and in this moment.


Aside from being a Nollywood actress, she is also one of the most successful producers in Nollywood at the moment. Apart from “Jenifa's Diary,” which is one of the most popular production projects. She also produces other Nollywood movies which have increased her popularity and growth in the Nigerian entertainment industry.


Funke is one of the few Nigerian celebrities who engaged in several philanthropic works. She has been involved in several initiatives aimed at empowering and supporting women and the less privileged in society.


Funke Akindele is also involved in politics, she contested for the position of deputy governor under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last governorship election in Lagos State. Although she lost the election.


Funke Akindele Entertainment Company


Funke Akindele established Scene One Film Production, a popular one of the most successful film production companies based in Nigeria over the years. 


Scene One Film Production is a successful entertainment company that produces several kinds of entertainment content, like movies and TV series. The company gained massive recognition for its involvement in the creation of “Jenifa's Diary,” one of the most watched and successful Nigerian TV series in which Funke Akindele played the lead role.


Funke Akindele's Private Life

Funke Akindele does not share her private life with the general public on social media or other media. Even though she is so successful in the Nigerian entertainment industry she still keeps her private life relatively low-key. 


Funke Akindele was married to Kehinde Oloyede before the marriage ended in 2013. She also got married to Abdul Rasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skillz, a popular Nigerian singer and rapper in 2016. The couple had twins, a boy, and a girl before they went their separate ways a couple of years ago. At the moment of writing this article, Funke Akindele is single. 


Funke Akindele twins, a boy, and a girl were born in December 2018 with her husband JJC Skillz.


Funke Akindele keeps her private life to herself but she occasionally shares moments from her personal life on social media.


Funke Akindele's Net Worth


At the moment, Funke Akindele's net worth is about $ 5 million. Her major source of income is from her successful acting and movie-producing career, movie appearance fee, endorsement deal, and more. Aside from that she also has other business investments outside the entertainment industry.


Funke Akindele is one of the most successful and richest female Nollywood actresses over the years and is currently after numerous hundreds of Nollywood movies. 


You need to know that Funke Akindele is still in the entertainment business, so you should expect her network to increase in the future.