26 FACTS ABOUT FUNKE AKINDELE

Jenifa’s Diary crony and maestro, Funke Akindele is not new to acting. She featured at a young age in the TV episode themed “I need to know” some 20 years ago. Funke Akindele has acted in numerous movies. The one that shot her to limelight in recent times is the movie Jenifa. Funke took he success of that movie to the next level by introducing the weakly opera, Jenifa’s diary”. It’s a hit with a lot of lessons to be learnt from it. Below are some facts you may not know about the two score and two years old actress.

  1. She was born Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde.
  2. She was born on the 24th day of August, 1977.
  3. She schooled at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) and the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
  4. She has been acting for about 20 years.
  5. She became famous after acting in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored film called “I need to Know”.
  6. “I need to know” was shown on TV from 1998 to 2002.
  7. She is from Ikorodu in Lagos State.
  8. She is a an enlightened/educated actress.
  9. She has a diploma in Mass Communication from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) and a law degree in from the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
  10. Her father is a retired school teacher and principal.
  11. Her mother is a medical doctor.
  12. The name of her NGO which aims to provide life opportunities for the youh is Jenifa Foundation.
  13. She got married to Adeola Kehinde Oloyede in May, 2012. They divorced after barely a year later in 2013.
  14. She got married again to a rapper called Abdul Rasheed Bello (JJC Skillz) in 2016.
  15. Funke Akindele has copious number of endorsement deals to her credit.
  16. Her being signed as Ambassador to Irokotv is current among the endorsements.
  17. She won the gbogbo big girls award for best actress in 2010
  18. She has been severally nominated for awards and she won a lot of them.
  19. She has 3 siblings. One brother and two sisters. She is the second born of her parents.
  20. The actress stated that when she started the movie series ‘I Need To Know’, she never knew she would be celebrated as it turned out today”.
  21. She was called Bisi in the TV series called ‘I Need To Know’.
  22. The character Bisi was always curious to know about reproductive health. Her mother in that TV series takes all the time and patience to explain all she needs to know to her.
  23. Funke was 20 years old when she featured in ‘I Need To Know’.
  24. According to Funke, people love Jenifa’s diary because the character Jenifa is a crazy character. People love nasty things!
  25. Controversies continue to trail her pregnancy and birth of her twins in London.
  26. Another report has it that she gave birth to a set of twins in the US with her husband, JJC whose full name is Abdul Rasheed Bello.

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