Nigerian Celebrities Biography: Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele’s Biography



Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde, popularly known by the stage name above was born in August 24, 1976 in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria. She is the second born of three children, a brother and two sisters. Her mother is a medical doctor while her father is a retired school principal. She is presently 39 years of age. Funke came into limelight after featuring in popular United Nations Populations Fund Association (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom, I Need to Know, which ran from 1998 to 2002. She played Bisi, a curious but highly intelligent girl. Having discovered abilities to do more, she switched to full-time acting and filmmaking. Funke Akindele’s big break came in 2009 from the movie titled Jenifa (2008). She has 100 movies to her credit as an actress. She is also a writer and producer. She was formerly married to Mr Adeola Kehinde Oloyede on 26th of May 2012. A year later in July 2013, she got divorced on the grounds of infidelity of her spouse and other excuses, which deemed reconciliation impossible.

Popular roles: Funke Akindele’s roles are all-time dramatic and hilarious. Sometimes she might wish to take up action-driven roles depending on the script and character act. In such moments, you may end up with the thought that Funke you actually watched was a different one—that is if you are not familiar with her style.

Breakout movies: Jenifa (2008)

Popular movies: 

  • The Return of Jenifa (2012)
  • Maami (2011)
  • Apaadi (2009)
  • Ojo ketala-13th Day (2009)
  • Jenifa (2008)


  • (Best Comedy Role/Best Actress) 2016 African Magic Viewers Choice Awards
  • (Best Actress in a Leading Role) 2008 African Movie Academy Awards

Recent movies: 

  • Jenifa’s Diary (2016)
  • Ekuro (2015)
  • Tinuola (2015)
  • Duro (2015)


The trending controversies Funke Akindele got trapped in was that of the relationship issue between her and the famous singer, Fast. They both hooked up through the TV series Jenifa’s Diary. However, there have been sneaks of rumors that the duo are into each other and a recent edition of the series confirmed it, as they snuggled up each other in a scene many concluded to be more than a mere act. Funke had to report that she had nothing to do with the singer.

Social profiles:

Funke Akindele’s Facebook: Funke.Akindele

Funke Akindele’s Twitter: @funkeakindele.

Funke Akindele’s Instagram: @Funkejenifaakindele

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