Funke Akindele Biography, Net Worth, Profile & Age
BIRTH NAME: Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde
STYLE RATING: 5.7%
DISPLAY NAME: Funke Akindele
NET WORTH: $2 Million Dollars
Funke Akindele is a Nigerian actress and a popular figure in the Nigerian movie industry. She’s famous across Africa, won awards severally, and has been featured in lots of movies that sold million copies. This post is about the net worth of Funke Akindele, her biography, and her career.
Funke Akindele was born Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde on the 24th of August, 1976. She was born in Ikorodu, Lagos, and was brought up also in Lagos. Funke Akindele happens to be the 3rd born child in her family. She has two siblings – a boy, and a girl. Her Dad is a retired principal, and her Mom, a medical doctor.
Funke, or Jenifa studied Mass Communication at the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, which was known as the Ogun State Polytechnic at the time she schooled there. She obtained her OND Certificate from the Polytechnic. Later on, she obtained a degree in Law from the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
Funke Akindele initially was a television presenter before she in a television programme named “I Need to Know”. The programme was aired from year 1998 to 2002. At this time, she was young, and excellently portrayed the role of Bisi in the TV programme.
She got famous after the end of the show, and was approached to feature in several other movies, including Yoruba movies, which she did. In 2009, Funke Akindele produced a movie titled “Jenifa”. It was recreated as the “Return of Jenifa”, and then to the hit movie titled “Jenifa’s Diary”. The movie earned her the award for the Best Actress at the prestigious African Movie Academy Awards.
Funke Akindele runs a nongovernmental organization called The Jenifa Foundation. The organization is charged with the aims of breeding talents, and encouraging the learning of vocational skills.
On the 26th of May, 2012, she got married to Adeola Kehinde Oloyede. In July 2013, she decided to leave the marriage after series of martial scuffles. They got divorced. In May, 2016, she got married to Abdul Rasheed Bello, a Nigerian rapper. The marriage took place in London, and was studded by celebrities.
On the 21st of December, 2018, Funke Akindele ushered in her first child, a set of twin boys in Los Angeles. This called for the biggest celebration as the year folded to its end.
Funke Akindele has an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars. She earns from her career as an actress. Funke Akindele has starred in over 50 blockbuster movies, and she’s paid several thousands of naira to land roles.
She’s one of Africa’s most sought after actress, and has earned millions of naira from acting alone. The talented actress also earns from endorsement deals, adverts, and other business offers.
In 2013, she signed an endorsement deal with Jobberman, the biggest online job searching website. In 2014, Funke Akindele alongside Chioma Akpotha and Ali Nuhu signed a multimillion naira endorsement deal with detergent company, OMO.
Funke Akindele has several million followers on her social media accounts. She gets paid by lots of brands to promote their products, event, and campaign.
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