|Date of Birth:
|August 24, 1977 (46 years old)
|Actress, producer, director
What is Funke Akindele’s net worth? How does Funke Akindele make her money? Below is the current net worth of Funke Akindele and how Funke Akindele makes her money.
What is Funke Akindele’s Net Worth?
Funke Akindele is a Nigerian actress and filmmaker who has a net worth of $7.6 million. She is famously addressed as Jenifa. From 1998 until 2002, Akindele played the title character in the sitcom I Need to Know. In 2009, she was honored with the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
She became well-known because of her performance in the film Jenifa, which gave her the moniker Jenifa. She became well-known thanks to the Omo Ghetto trilogy. For her work as the star of the television program Jenifa’s Diary, Funke Akindele won the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy.
Childhood and education
Akindele was brought into the world in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria, on August 24, 1977. She is the middle kid of three (two girls and one boy). Her father is a former school principal, and her mother is a medical doctor.
She was a student at Grace Children’s School in Lagos State’s Gbagada. She graduated from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, formerly known as Ogun State Polytechnic, with an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in mass communication. She graduated from the University of Lagos with a law degree.
Career in politics
For the impending 2023 politics, the Peoples Democratic Party (Nigeria) elected Akindele as its deputy governorship candidate for Lagos.
Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, better known by his stage name Jandor, cited the actress’ contribution to his nomination as evidence that she would enhance his chances of winning the general election in 2023.
The actress said that her acting career must be “necessarily put on hiatus” as she officially announced her deputy governorship bid on Tuesday.
Akindele shot to fame after appearing in the well-liked sitcom I Need to Know, which was supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and aired from 1998 to 2002. Bisi was a quirky yet brilliant secondary school girl, and Funke Akindele portrayed her.
When Funke Akindele made an appearance in the film Jenifa in 2008, it was her big break. As Funke Akindele was listed as a cast member on IMDb, there was controversy in January 2018 when it was claimed that she will make her Hollywood debut in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War.
According to the mainstream Nigerian media, which cited IMDb, Jenifa was cast as the guard Dora Milaje in Infinity War. A few weeks later, her name was changed to Genevieve Nnaji, another actress from Nigeria, and it was revealed that Funke Akindele had hacked the upload.
In February 2018, it was revealed that Dr. Bukola Saraki, the chair of the National Assembly and president of the Senate, had asked Marvel Studios to include Akindele in Infinity War.
Funke Akindele said she was performing less in the Yoruba film industry at the moment due to piracy in a July 2016 conversation. Along with Fisayo Ajisola, Falz, Juliana Olayode, and Aderounmu Adejumoke, Akindele portrays the title role in the popular television series Jenifa’s Diary, which is still airing.
The film Jenifa serves as the inspiration for the television program. Funke Akindele and Omoni Oboli feature in the 2018 comedy movie Moms at War. Akindele premiered Jenifa’s Diary spinoff Aiyetoro Town in July 2019 as a new internet drama. She oversees Scene One Film Production as CEO.
In the political drama movie Your Excellency from 2019, she makes her directing debut.
Adeola Kehinde Oloyede and Funke Akindele were wed on May 26, 2012. Injured disagreements were cited as the reason for the pair’s divorce in July 2013. In May 2016, in London, Funke Akindele wed the Nigerian rapper JJC Skillz.
In August 2017, her pregnancy rumors were among the most popular Google search queries. In addition to having multiple stepchildren, Funke Akindele gave birth to twin boys in December 2018.
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