Funke Akindele Biography, Networth, Age, Husbands, Children, Movies, Lagos PDP Deputy Gov Candidate

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Funke Akindele a.k.a Jenifa did not just take the Nigerian movie industry by surprise when she starred in the sitcom “I Need to Know” from 1998 to 2002, she stamped her authority in the books of greatest Yoruba-Nollywood actresses of all time.

Known for her aggressive and rugged street bad girl roles in Nigerian movies at the early stages of her career, the Lagos-born Nigerian actress went ahead to feature in many award-winning movies, featuring as lead characters in top Nollywood movies and also winning individual awards for herself.

Who Is Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele a.k.a Jenifa is a Nigerian actress, producer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur.  The Ikorodu-born actress first came into the limelight when she starred in the sitcom I Need to Know from 1998 to 2002.

Jenifa went ahead to win individual accolades such as the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role which she won in 2009. She will go ahead to win the Best Actress in a Comedy in the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards for her show, Jenifa’s Diary in 2016.

Funke Akindele Networth

How much is Funke Akindele worth?. Funke Akindele, a.k.a Jenifa has an estimated net worth of $7.8 million. She is one of the richest Nollywood actresses in Nigeria at the moment.

Although she lost many endorsements after she was convicted by Lagos court and fined about $260 for flouting covid-19 rules by in 2020, she has however returned to the chart after her movie, “Omo Ghetto” made her millions. 

Her numerous endorsements include Vita Foam (2013), Jobberman (2013), Glo (2015), Irokotv (2016), Western Lotto (2017), Keystone Bank (2018), Dettol (2019), Waw Limited (2019), Molfix (2020), Kelloggs (2021).

Funke Akindele Age

What is the real age of Funke Akindele?. Funk Akindele a.k.a Jenifa was born on August 24, 1977. She will be adding one year to her age (44) in a few months.

Funke Akindele Husbands

Funke Akindele a.k.a Jenifa took to her Instagram story after her breakup with her husband, JJC Skills to write, “If something no longer makes sense, drop it”. This happens to be her first comment after JJC Skills announced that the actress threw him out of their home.

Funke Akindele First Husband- Kehinde Oloyede

Like many other Nollywood actresses, Funke Akindele’s marriage history is not a stable one. Her first attempt at it ended badly as the well-known actress suffered her first blow barely a year into the marriage citing irreconcilable differences as her reason for her first divorce. 

The talented Nollywood actress was briefly married to Kehinde Oloyede from 2012-13 before she chose to move to another man

Funke Akindele Second Husband- JJC Skillz

After her first failed marriage, the Yoruba-Nollywood actress decided to marry a popular Nigerian musician in London, UK. Jenifa tied the knot with JJC Skillz (419 squad leader) whose real name is Abdul-Rasheed Bello Skillz in 2016.

Funke Akindele Children

After being so protective of her twin son for years, Funke Akindele was forced to reveal the identity of her two children by JJC Skillz’s alleged ex-wife, Melly. Angry Melly publicly dragged the actress and her ex-husband, JJC Skillz for allegedly maltreating her son, Benito. The Ikorodu-born Nollywood actress has two sons, Zack and Zion, and 3 step-children from her marriage to JJC Skillz.

Funke Akindele Twins

The veteran Nollywood actress Funke has a twin in her recent marriage with Abdul-Rasheed Bello Skillz a.k.a JJC Skillz. Their names are Zack Bello and Zion Bello.

Funke Akindele Step-Children

Funke Akindele loves young children. This was exemplified when the Yoruba-Nollywood actress adopted three of her stepchildren Josiah, Benito, and Tamira Bello from her previous marriage to JJC Skillz.

She shared a strong bond with Tamira Bello who studied at Birmingham University, UK, and was always fighting with her stepson, Benito until she ended her marriage with JJC Skillz in 2022.

Funke Akindele Twins Photos

Funke Akindele has been overprotective of her twins Zack and Zion since she gave birth to them. Her ex-husband’s baby mama, Melly would however reveal the faces of Zack and Zion after she accused the actress of maltreating her son, Benito

Funke celebrating Christmas with ex husband, JJC Skillz and her twin, Zack and Zion
Funke Akindele twins zack and zion
Funke Akindele ex husband JJC Skillz and her twin, Zion and Zack

Funke Akindele Daughter

One myth many of her fans seem to hold dear to themselves is that Funke Akindele has a daughter. Based on our last fact check, the Yoruba-Nollywood actress does not have a biological daughter, she however took care of her stepdaughter, Tamira Bello like her own child before her marriage with JJC Skillz crashed in 2022. 

Funke Akindele Movies

Funke Akindele has featured in over 60 movies since she came into the limelight. We will however be looking at her top movies here.

  • Agbefo
  • Aje Metta
  • Akandun
  • Anointed Liars
  • Apaadi
  • Apoti Orogun
  • Atanpako Meta
  • Baye se No
  • Bolode O’ku
  • Chief Daddy
  • Dwindle
  • Edunjobi
  • Egun
  • Email Abata
  • Farayola
  • Ija Ola
  • Industreet
  • Isoken
  • Jenifa
  • Jenifa’s Diary
  • Kakaki ‘like
  • Kòséfowórà
  • Ladies Gang
  • Love Wahala
  • Maami
  • Maku
  • Married but Living Single
  • Moms at War
  • Oba Irawo
  • On 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)

Educational Background

Funke Akindele grew up in a Nigerian home that cherished education.  While her mother is a certified medical doctor her father retired as a School Principal. Funke Akindele is a trained Lawyer in Nigeria. She obtained her Law degree from the prestigious University of Lagos. Before securing admission to study Law at the University of Lagos, she attended Moshood Abiola Polytechnic MAPOLY in Abeokuta, where she studied Mass Communication and duly obtained her OND. 

The Yoruba-Nollywood actress has however consistently refused to attend any of the invitations from the Faculty Of Law Department raising speculation as to whether she had issues with the department during her academic years in the school.

Funke Akindele Lagos PDP Governorship Candidate

The speculations of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State, Dr. Olajide Adediran, popularly called Jandor, picking Funke Akindele as his running mate in the 2023 Lagos State election took the whole Nigerians by surprise on Wednesday, 6 July 2022. 

Hours after the news went viral, Jandor however came out to address the issue saying that he hasn’t picked Funke Akindele as his running mate, “I haven’t chosen nor announced Funke Akindele as my running mate” he said.

However, on Tuesday July 12 2022, Dr. Olajide Adediran announced Funke Akindele as his 2023 running mate for Lagos State seat of power.

Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide and Funke Akindele 2023 election poster
Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide and Funke Akindele 2023 election poster

Frequently Asked Questions 

Is Funke Akindele Still Married?

No, Funke Akindele is no longer married as of July 7, 2022. Her recent marriage to Abdul-Rasheed Bello Skillz a.k.a JJC Skillz ?419 Squad leader) crashed after she reportedly threw him out of the house in 2022. 

If you recall, the talented Yoruba-Nollywood actress was briefly married to Kehinde Oloyede from 2012-13 before she tied the knot with JJC Skillz (419 squad leader) whose real name is Abdul-Rasheed Bello Skillz in 2016.

What Is Funke AkindeleTwins Name

Funke Akindele has a twin with her second husband, JJC Skillz. Their names are Zack Bello and Zion Bello. They were born on December 22 2019.

How Many Children Did Funke Akindele Bello Have?

The veteran Yoruba-Nollywood actress has two sons Zack and Zion. She also has three adopted step-children from her unsuccessful marriage with JJC Skillz.

How long has Funke Akindele Been Married?

Funke Akindele was married for 10 years before divorcing her second husband, JJC Skillz in 2022. She got married to Kehinde Oloyede in 2012 and divorced him in 2013. 

She proceeded to tie the knot with JJC Skillz (419 squad leader) whose real name is Abdul-Rasheed Bello Skillz in 2016. Her two marriages lasted for 10 years.

Is Funke Akindele Still Married?

No, as of July 2022, Funke Akindele is no longer married to any man.

Did Funke Akindele Have Kids?

Yes, Funke Akindele has two sons named, Zack and Zion. She gave birth to them while still married to JJC Skillz. They were born on December 22 2019 and would turn three on December 22 2022.

Funke Akindele State Of Origin?

Funke Akindele’s state of origin is Lagos State. She was born on the 24th of August in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

Is Funke Akindele The Running Mate Of Dr. Olajide Adediran?

Yes, Funke Akindele is the running mate of Dr. Olajide Adediran a.k.a Jandor. The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State debunked the rumor of Funke Akindele being his running mate on Wednesday 6 July 2022. 

However, on Tuesday July 12 2022, Dr. Olajide announced Funke Akindele as his 2023 running mate for Lagos State seat of power.

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