Funke Akindele Biography, Age, Husband, Movies, Career and Net Worth

Funke Akindele born (24 August 1977) popularly known or Jenifa is a Nigerian film actress and producer who rose to fame for her role in the movie titled Jenifa which earned her the nickname Jenifa.

Funke Akindele

Early Life

She was born on the 24th of August 1977, in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria. She is the second of three children. Her mother is a medical doctor while her father is a retired school principal.


She went to Grace Children School in Lagos State’s Gbagada. She graduated from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, formerly known as Ogun State Polytechnic, with an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in mass communication. She graduated from the University of Lagos with a law degree.

Funke Akindele Husband

Funke Akindele got married to Adeola Kehinde Oloyede on May 26, 2012. In July 2013, the couple filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. In May 2016, Funke Akindele married Nigerian rapper JJC Skillz in London. In December 2018, she gave birth to twin boys, and she also has several stepchildren.


Funke Akindele shot to fame after appearing in the well-liked sitcom I Need to Know, which was sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and aired from 1998 to 2002.

She portrayed Bisi, a bright and curious secondary school student. When she starred in the film Jenifa in 2008, she received her big break.

Her first film as a director was the 2019 political drama Your Excellency.

Funke Akindele Movies

  • Agbefo
  • Aje Metta
  • Akandun
  • Anointed Liars
  • Apaadi
  • Apoti Orogun
  • Atanpako Meta
  • Baye se Nlo
  • Bolode O’ku
  • Chief Daddy
  • Dwindle
  • Edunjobi
  • Egun
  • Emi Abata
  • Farayola
  • Ija Ola
  • Industreet
  • Isoken
  • Jenifa
  • Jenifa’s Diary
  • Kakaki ‘leku
  • Kòséfowórà
  • Ladies Gang
  • Love Wahala
  • Maami
  • Maku
  • Married but Living Single
  • Moms at War
  • Oba Irawo
  • Odun Baku
  • Okun Ife Yi
  • Omo Ghetto
  • Omo Ghetto: The Saga
  • Omo Pupa
  • Oreke Mulero
  • Osuwon Edaf
  • Return of Jenifa
  • My Siblings And I
  • A Trip to Jamaica
  • Taiwo Taiwo
  • Your Excellency
  • Who’s the Boss (2020 film)

Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $7.6 million which she has earned as an actress.


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