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​10 Things You Need To Know About Funke Akindele

Popular Nollywood actress Funke Akindele aka Jenifa, she doesnt need any introduction as we all know the popular aiyetoro girl, as she do say, here are some facts you might not know about the popular star.

Funke akindele
1. Funke’s first movie was Unclad Wire (1997), produced by Opa
Williams, in which she played a waitress.

2. Funke Akindele became famous after featuring in popular United Nations

Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom, I Need To Know. She

played Bisi, a curious but highly intelligent secondary school

student. The sitcom ran for 4 years, 1998 to 2001.
3. Funke Akindele studied mass communication in the former Ogun State

Polytechnic, now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic. The talented actress

is also a graduate of Law from the University of Lagos, Akoka,


4. Funke became popular after the release of Jenifa in 2009, a

movie she produced under her Scene One Productions company.

5. Funke runs a non-governmental organisation known as The Jenifa

Foundation, which nurtures talent among other things.

6. Funke was married to Kenny Almaroof Oloyede between May 2012

and July 2013. Their courtship, marriage and subsequent divorce

were not devoid of controversy.

7. Since, the first Jenifa movie, the actress has produced two

others: Jenifa 2 and The Return of Jenifa. In January 2015, the

actress announced a TV series called Jenifa’s Diary based on the

popular character.

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8. Funke Akindele has starred in several other Nollywood blockbusters

including the Tunde Kelani directed Maami; Omo Ghetto and Married

But Living Single.

9.. Funke’s mum is a medical doctor while her father is a retired

school principal.

10. Funke has two sisters and one bother. She is the second child.

Bonus: Funke has won many awards for acting and producing. In

2009, she won the African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for Best

Actress in a Leading Role. Other awards include: AfroHollywood

Awards for Best Supporting Actress; Future Awards – Best Actress;

Dynamix Awards – Best Actress; City People – Best Actress; City

People – Best Movie of the Year for Jenifa, among others.


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