Funke Akindele Biography
Funke Akindele is a popular Nigerian Actress, movie director, and CEO of
Scene One Film Production.
She has had an original birth name as Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde
Akindele’s mother is a Medical Doctor while her father is a retired School Principal.
Funke starred in a then-popular United Nations Population Fund
(UNFPA)-sponsored sitcom I Need to Know which lasted from 1998 to 2002 and played Bisi-a curious
but highly intelligent secondary school student which brought her into limelight but
her breakthrough did not come until in 2008 when she appeared in the movie Jenifa.
In 2009, she played the lead character in the show Jenifa’s Diary- a spinoff of Jenifer and
won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading role and also Africa magic viewer Choice award in comedy,
and has bagged up to nineteen
other movie awards since her professional debut in 1998
On May 26, 2012, Akindele married Adeola Kehinde Oloyede.
The couple divorced in July 2013, citing irreconcilable differences.
Akindele married Nigerian rapper JJC Skillz in London in May 2016.
In 2018 rumours of her pregnancy dominated google search engine, the latter gave birth to twins ( a boy and a girl) with three stepchildren.
Funke Akindele runs a non-governmental organization known as the Jenifa Foundation,
which aims at providing young people with vocational skills.
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.
In November 2019, she signed an endorsement deal with Waw Nigeria.