Akindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotunde (popularly known as Funke Akindele /Jenifa) is a Nigerian actress and producer. Funke Akindele starred in the sitcom I Need to Know from 1998 to 2002, and in 2009, Funke won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Funke Akindele plays the lead character in the show Jenifa’s Diary, for which she was named Best Actress in a Comedy at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Early life and education
Funke Akindele was born on August 24, 1977, in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria. Funke Akindele is the second of three children (two girls and one 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 known as Moshood Abiola Polytechnic.
Funke Akindele runs a nongovernmental organization known as the Jenifa Foundation, which aims at providing young people with vocational skills.
Funke Akindele’s net worth is estimated to be $7.6 million, according to the list of richest Nigerian celebrities.