Funke Akindele also known as Jenifer is a famous Nollywood actress who was born on the 24th, August, 1976 in Ikorodu, Lagos State of Nigeria. She is one of the three children born to Mr. and Mrs. Akindele. Her father is retired school Principal and the mother is a serving medical doctor.
Funke began her education at Grace Children Schools at Gbagada, Lagos. she later proceeded to Lagos State Model College, Igbokuta for her secondary school education.
For her Tertiary education, she studied Mass Communication at the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic ( then referred to as Ogun State Polytechnic) where she obtained Ordinary National Diploma (OND). She also bagged a Law degree from University of Lagos (UniLag).
Career And Awards
Funke Akindele started her career as a TV presenter. At 22 years of age, she came to limelight when featuring in a popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored family television program titled “I Need To Know”
Funke left for Nollywood and has featured in numerous Nollywood movies. She is both an actress and a writer. In 2009, she produced a record breaking movie titled “Jenifa” and released “Return of Jenifa” followed by “Jenifa’s Diary,” all of which has brought her more fame and prospects. She has also featured divers movies and produced several others such as Ohun buruku, Eda, Edunjobi, Etanu, Ole Ole, Akeju, Emi ni toto, Agbefo, Okun ife, Risikat, Aje meta,
Odun baku and several others. Her newest series is Jenifa in London, it is already having good reviews among all.
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Marriage And Wedding Pictures
Funke Akindele got married to Alhaji Adeola Kehinde Oloyede (Almaroof) on the 26th May, 2012. The marriage lasted only a little over a year. In July 2013, she divorced Oloyede citing irreconcilable difference. In an interview with E-47, she stated that she only enjoyed the first two months of the marriage and that she was severally abused. At the moment, she is married to a Nigerian rapper, Abdul Rasheed Bello a.k.a JJC Skillz. They did a silent wedding in London in May 2016.
Funke Akindele Wedding Pictures
Funke Akindele (Jenifer) Foundation
Funke Akindele also has and runs her non-governmental organisation. This is called THE JENIFA FOUNDATION. The foundation is saddled with the responsibility of nurturing young talents and providing them with vocational skills. This is her way of giving back to the society and making meaningful impact in the lives of youth beyond her movie appearances.
Her Net Worth
Funke has made so much from movie. She reportedly made N9.9 million from her movie titled ‘Married but Living Single’ and N11 million from the movie, ‘Maami.’ These are some of her popular movies and many more still made her millions. For instance, she made N56 million in 2012. With this one can expect that her net worth will be hundreds of millions.
In accordance with April, 2017 records, Funke Akindele’s net worth is estimated to be about N350 million Naira. She has an X-Trail Nissan Jeep 2009 as well as an Honda CRV among other cars of hers. She is believed to own houses including the mansion she and her husband are living in.