Funke Akindele Biography, Net Worth, Age, Husband, Education, Career, Twins

Funke Akindele is one of the famous Nigerian actresses, she was born Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde on the 24th of August, 1976 in Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria.
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In this post, we will inform you about Funke Akindele’s Biography and net worth, everything you need to know about her.

In today’s blog post, we are mosting likely to discuss such a celeb, called Funke Akindele.

However, she is one of the popular Nigerian actress, who is currently on a popular TV show called “Jenifa’s Dialy“.

Funke Akindele Biography

Acting has always been her calling, but she almost became a lawyer. Funke’s father convinced her to study law after high school. She obtained her law degree from the University of Lagos. While she is not a practising lawyer, Funke said in an interview that she might practise later on in life. She can also fall back on her Ordinary National Diploma in Mass Communications.

Before her big break in Jenifa, Funke appeared in the UN Population Fund sponsored show, I Need to Know between. The popular TV series aired between 1998 and 2002. Funke also played a waitress in Naked Wire. The talented star has won over 11 best actress and lead actress awards. Her popular spinoff show, Jenifa’s Diary, was also named “Best TV Series” in 2017. Enke is a respected film producer and scriptwriter as well.

Funke Akindele age

Funke Akindele was born in Ikorodu, Lagos State, on August 24, 1977. Her real name is Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde. The actress celebrated her 42nd birthday in 2019 with a self-love post about herself. “It’s all about ME!!! Thank you Lord for another year!! It shall always be well with ME!!” she captioned a video collage.

Funke Akindele wedding

Funke Akindele’s wedding was one of Nigeria’s biggest news stories of 2016. The actress married Nigerian rapper Abdul Rasheed ‘JJC Skillz’ Bello in a private ceremony in London. Only close family and friends were in attendance. The wedding came as a surprise to Funke’s fans as many only found out about the day via social media.

Funke and JJC Skillz celebrated their third wedding anniversary in August 2019. Funke took to Instagram to share a sweet video of some of their favourite moments together. JJC Skillz also shared the clip.

“Happy anniversary my homie lover friend @funkejenifaakindele. My partner in life. My backbone. My Queen. 3 years is just the beginning. This is for life,” he wrote.

Funke Akindele was previously married to Adeola Kehinde Oloyede. The former lovers tied-the-knot in May 2012 but called it quits in July 2013. Irreconcilable differences were cited as the reason for the end of their marriage.

Funke Akindele twins

One year after her miscarriage, Funke and JJC Skillz welcomed twin boys into the world. Funke gave birth to the boys in Los Angeles, USA, in December 2018.

According to reports, the twins were allegedly born through a surrogate. Funke reportedly opted for surrogacy after her 2017 miscarriage and other failed attempts to fall pregnant via costly IVF treatments.

Funke is notoriously private about her personal life and has not shared many details about the birth of her children.

Funke Akindele daughter

While some of Funke’s fans believe she has a daughter, the actress only has two children – the twins she welcomed in 2018.

Funke Akindele children

Aside from her twin boys, Funke is also a stepmother. Her husband JJC Skillz has three children from previous relationships.

Tamira, Benito and Josiah have a close relationship with Funke and the blended family often celebrate important milestones and events together.

Funke Akindele net worth

Funke Akindele’s net worth is believed to be around $4 million dollars (₦1.5 billion Naira). Not only is she one of the most successful actors in Nollywood but she is also a businesswoman. She is the CEO of SceneOne TV, a production company and streaming service that has produced hit shows such as Jenifa’s Diary. Funke also owns an acting school called Scene One School of Drama.

Her major source of wealth is from her many high-grossing Box office movies, TV series called Jennifer’s Diary, and various multi-million dollar endorsement deals.

The actress’ popularity has earned her endorsement deals with big brands like Dettol and Keystone Bank.


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The writer is Alamu Tosin. I have three strong passions in life — football, blogging and movies — in that order. I love spending time with friends talking about the important things in life and hate nothing more than ‘authority’ and hypocrisy. My personal believe in life is that once an individual sets his/her mind to achieve something, it is totally possible. And oh!, I am a strong Lannister, because I always pay my debt. For writing or fixing gigs, contact

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