Funke Akindele is a Nigerian on-screen character, film maker, content author and a business person. She is prominently known as ‘Jenifa’,
a character she played in a film titled Jenifa. Funke Akindele has cut out a specialty for herself in the Nigerian media outlet with the manner in which she affectionately deciphers her jobs which she has stretched out to her own drama ‘Jenifa’s Dairy’.
Funke Akindele was conceived on 24th of August, 1977 in Ikorodu, Lagos State. She went to Grace Children Schools, Gbagada and Lagos State Model College, Igbo-kuta for her essential and optional training individually. Funke has an OND in Mass Communication from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ogun State and a Law degree from the University of Lagos.
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Funke wedded Adeola Kehinde Oloyede on May 26, 2012 and they separated in July 2013 refering to hostile contrasts. She remarried Abdul Resheed Bello, known as JJC Skillz in London in May, 2016.
Jenifa chose to seek after a vocation in acting despite the fact that she is a prepared legal counselor. Acting falls into place without a hitch for her as we would all be able to concur. One of her first motion pictures was Naked Wire where she went about as a server. Her excursion to fame started when she assumed the job of an inquisitive yet splendid auxiliary school understudy in a famous TV arrangement, I Need to Know which publicized from 1998 – 2002. I Need to Know is a United Nations Population Fund supported Sitcom program made to illuminate people in general on the issues youngsters face while growing up.
Funke has included, composed and delivered numerous Nollywood motion pictures particularly Yoruba motion pictures and has many hit motion pictures to her name. A portion of her hit motion pictures are Maami, Iru Oka (Cobra’s tail), Omo Ghetto, Ojo Ketala (13thDay) and A Trip to Jamaica.
Funke Akindele got her significant advancement when she played the primary character in a parody show film, Jenifa where she went about as a ‘neighborhood young lady’ from the town who went to Lagos for a ‘superior’ life. The film was engaging and comical as well as an enormous achievement which she did well to bridle the potential. Jenifa roused her progressing TV arrangement Jenifa’s Diary. Jenifa’s Diary has become an easily recognized name in most Nigerian homes and highlights gifted craftsmen, for example, Lota Chukwu, Folarin Falana (Falz Da miscreant) and Lolo, an OAP and TV character.
Funke Akindele’s Blockbusters
Hitched however Living Single (2012)
An outing to Jamaica (2016)
Mothers at War (2018)
Different Business Interests of Funke Akindele
Funke isn’t only effective in acting, she is likewise a talented business visionary. She possesses an acting school, Scene One School of Drama. Scene One School of Drama shows yearning on-screen characters, makers and artists how to build up their abilities and be the best in their imaginative vocations. The courses offered in the school are Traditional and Contemporary Dance, Music, Introduction to Drama, Etiquette and Manners and considerably more.
Funke Akindele is additionally the CEO of Scene One Production. Scene One Production is a substance creation organization for TV slots and films. Scene One creation likewise has amusement stages www.sceneone.tv and a portable application for staring at the TV arrangement, Nollywood films, TV shows and music.
She has a ton of underwriting manages various brands. A portion of the brands incorporate Lagos State Inland Revenue Service, Iroko TV, Vitafoam, Western Lotto, Sports wagering organization 1960 Bet and some more. In late August 2018, she stowed another support manage Keystone Bank, a monetary Institution.
Funke Akindele is a mindful and liberal individual. She established Jenifa’s Foundation, a non-administrative association. Through Jenifa’s Foundation, Funke offers back to the general public. The association enables and assist youthful with peopling find their gifts in acting, music and move.
Grants Won by Funke Akindele
Best Actress Leading Role at Africa Movie Academy Awards 2009
Best Actress at Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2009
Best Actress at Nollywood Movies Awards 2012
Best Actress at Zulu African Film Academy Awards 2012
Best Actress (Indigenous) at Nollywood Movies Awards 2013
Best Actress (Comedy) at Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards 2014
Brand Ambassador of the Year at ELOY Awards 2014
Best Actress (Leading Role) at Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2014
Best Actress in Comedy at Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards 2016
Sitcom of the Year at Naija FM Awards 2016
Best Actress Africa Collaboration @ Ghana Movies Awards 2016
Best Actress of the Year at Africa Entertainment Legend Awards 2016
Best Actress in Comedy Movies at Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards 2017
Best Lead Actress at Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2017