Akindele Bello Olufunke Ayotunde popularly known as Funke Akindele or Jenifer is a Nigerian actress and producer. She was born on August 24th, 1977, in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria. Funke is the second of three children two girls and a boy, Funke Akindele’s mother is a Medical Doctor while her father is a retired School Principal. Funke Akindele obtained an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Mass Communication from the former Ogun State Polytechnic, now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic.
|Real name||Akindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotunde|
|Date of birth||24 August 1977|
|Country of Origin||Federal Republic of Nigeria|
|Net worth||$7.6 million|
Funke Akindele starred in the sitcom I Need to Know from 1998 to 2002, and in 2009 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She played the lead character in the show Jenifa’s Diary, for which she was named Best Actress in a Comedy at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards.
Funke Akindele came into the limelight after starring in the popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom I Need to Know, which ran from 1998 to 2002. Funke played Bisi, a curious but highly intelligent secondary school student. Funke Akindele’s big break came in 2008 when she appeared in the movie Jenifa’s diary.
In January 2018, there was a controversy when it was reported that Akindele would get her Hollywood debut in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War as she was listed as a member of the cast on IMDb. Mainstream Nigerian press reported that she was set to star in Infinity War as the guard Dora Milaje, citing IMDb. Some weeks later her name was replaced with that of fellow Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji, with Akindele’s upload shown to have been a hack. In February 2018, it was reported that Senate President and Chairman of the National Assembly, Dr Bukola Saraki has advised Marvel Studios to feature Akindele in Infinity War.
In July 2016, in an interview, she stated she was acting less in the Yoruba film industry at that time because of piracy. Funke Akindele plays the lead character in the ongoing hit TV show Jenifa’s Diary, alongside Fisayo Ajisola, Falz, Juliana Olayode, and Aderounmu Adejumoke. The show is a spin-off from the movie Jenifa’s diary. The 2018 comedy film Moms at War stars Funke Akindele and Michelle Dede. In July 2019, Funke Akindele started a new web series, ‘Aiyetoro Town, a spinoff from her popular TV series, ‘Jenifa’s Diary, She is also the CEO of Scene One Film Production.
On May 26th, 2012, Funke Akindele married Adeola Kehinde Oloyede, The couple divorced in July 2013 and she got married to Nigerian rapper JJC Skillz in London in May 2016. Funke Akindele gave birth to twin boys in December 2018 and has several step-children. She set up a non-governmental organization known as the Jenifa Foundation, which aims at providing young people with vocational skills.
Funke Akindele Net worth
Funke Akindele is one of the richest actresses in Nigeria. The talented actress and movie producer is worth $7.6 million, she has multiple endorsement deals such as being an Ambassador to Irokotv.
In 2018, she was signed as a brand ambassador for Keystone Bank. In November 2019, she signed an endorsement deal with Waw Nigeria, a company that manufactures detergent and bar soaps.
Funke Akindele House
Funke Akindele’s new house is located in Amen Estate, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos state Nigeria, Amen Estate is a vast area of land owned by Lagos businessman and politician, Babatunde Gbadamosi Funke’s new home Is called ‘Afin’ according to the architectural design It’s a 7-bed detached mansion that features airy terraces and casement windows.
The home boasts the finest porcelain and granite floor tiles, elegant POP ceilings, a fully fitted kitchen with granite worktops, fitted wardrobes, a Jacuzzi steam bath with shower in the elegant master bedroom bath, and various other luxury components.
Funke Akindele Cars
Brand New Lexus LX 570 SUV
On the 16th of April 2021, Funke Akindele took to her Instagram to share the good news to his fans, This Lexus 570 sport utility vehicle (SUV) is the SuperSport variant. It comes with upgraded plush interiors and exterior designs that clearly distinguish it from the base SUV.
Bentley Continental GT
The Bentley Continental GT is a mid-size, front-engine, all-wheel drive, five-door luxury crossover marketed by Bentley, beginning with the model year 2016. Its body is manufactured at the Volkswagen Zwickau-Mosel plant, then painted by Paintbox Editions in Ban bury, and finally assembled at the company’s Crew factory.
The car has a top speed of 190 miles per hour (306 km/h) and zeroes to 60mph in just 3.8 seconds (0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds).
- MSRP: From $160,000
- Curb weight: 5,264 lbs
- Dimensions: 202″ L x 79″ W x 69″ H
- Horsepower: 443 hp
- Engine: 3.0 L V6
- Tire size: P285/45R21.
Toyota Prado SUV
The car has the following features; it is a full-size four-wheel-drive vehicle in the Land Cruiser range. It is produced by the Japanese carmaker, Toyota. The Prado is one of the smaller vehicles in the range. She drives this car to a video shoot location.
The Lamborghini Aventador is a sports car manufactured by Italian automotive manufacturer Lamborghini replacing the previous V10 offering, the Gallardo. The Huracán made its worldwide debut at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show and was released in the market in the second quarter of 2014. The LP 610-4 designation comes from the car having a 610 metric horsepower and 4 wheel drive, while LP stands for “Longitudinal posterior”, which refers to the longitudinal mid-rear engine position.
This is the most expensive luxury car we have spotted her with. it has the following features.
- MSRP: From $261,274
- Horsepower: 630 hp
- MPG: 13 cities / 18 highways
- Engine: 5.2 L V10
- Fuel tank capacity: 21.1 gal
Funke Akindele has been working hard for some time now, luck has shone on the mother of two as the actress has garnered great influence and affluence in the Nollywood film industry through her popular TV drama series, Jenifer’s Diary as a household sitcom in Nigeria.