In Celebrity by oluwaseun on the 24th, August, 2017

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Funke Akindele

It’s her birthday today so we decided to highlight things you might not know about her

The beautiful Nigerian actress and Africa Academy Movie Award winner, Funke Akindele was born on 24 August 1976 in Ikorodu, Nigeria. She broke into the entertainment scene when she starred as a curious secondary school student in the popular United Nations Population Fund sponsored sitcom “I Need To Know”.

She had her big break when she starred in the 2009 Nigerian film “Jenifa”. She runs a non-governmental Organisation known as “The Jenifa Foundation”, whose aims and objectives involves nurturing talents and acquiring vocational skills.

There is no doubt that the 40-years-old actress has definitely paved a successful path for herself in the Nigerian entertainment industry.

Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the talented beautiful Nigerian actress, Funke Akindele:

1. Funke Akindele was born on 24 August 1976 in Ikorodu, Nigeria.

2. She is the second of three siblings.

 

3. Her mother is a medical doctor and her father is a retired school principal.

4. She holds an Ordinary National Diploma in Mass Communication from the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic and also has a Law Degree from the University of Lagos.

5. She broke into the entertainment scene when she starred as a curious secondary school student in the popular United Nations Population Fund sponsored sitcom “I Need To Know”. She had her big break when she starred in the 2009 Nigerian film “Jenifa”.

6. She runs a non-governmental Organisation known as “The Jenifa Foundation”, whose aims and objectives involves nurturing talents and acquiring vocational skills.

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7. She won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in Leading Role for her role as Jenifa in 2008. She also won the Best Actress, Comedy for her role in her movie, “Jenifa’s Diary” at the 2016 edition of the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards.

8. On May 26, 2012, she got married to husband Mr. Adeola Kehinde Oloyede and a year later, she got divorced citing irreconcilable difference for her separation from her ex-husband, Mr. Oloyede.

9. She has a lot of endorsement deals to her name, the most recently is her being signed as Ambassador to Iroko TV.

10. She has worked with a number of entertainment stars like Van Vicker, Genevieve Nnaji, Desmond Elliot and Uche Jumbo to mention a few.

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