Funke Akindele is a very popular Nigerian actress-cum- celebrity. She is popularly referred to as Jenifa because of her blockbuster comic TV show, Jenifa’s Diary. Funke Akindele has millions of fans not just in Nigeria but also in the whole world. She is one of the leading lights in both the Yoruba movie industry and the Nollywood. Permit me to ask, what and what can you boldly say you know of this television goddess? Never worry much, we bring to you the Funke Akindele Biography, Net Worth, Career History And Awards. Read on!!!
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Funke Akindele Biography, Net Worth, Career History And Awards
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Biography And Career History
Funke’s full name is Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde. She was born on August 24, 1976 in Lagos State, Nigeria. She obtained an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Mass Communication from the former Ogun State Polytechnic, now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic and got a Law degree from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba. Funke started acting in secondary school but was shot to prominence after featuring “I Need To Know”, a popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom. In 2009 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Despite all efforts at acting, Funke’s rise to celebrity status was cemented by her movie “Jenifa’s Diary”.
According to constative.com, Funke Akindele net worth is estimated to be N510 million. This is majorly gotten from her shooting fees as well as several endorsements she enjoys. Although, there is no comprehensive record of her endorsements, some her endorsement includes but not limited to:
- Omo Detergent
- Lagos Inland Revenue Service
- Klin Detergent etc
Jenifa has won many awards. The list will be presented in a tabular form. Note, the list below is not a comprehensive list of all her awards.
|2009||Africa Movie Academy Award||Best Actress Leading Role|
|2009||2009 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best actress|
|2012||2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Actress|
|2012||2012 Nollywood Movies Awards||Best Actress (Indigenous)|
|2012||Zulu African Film Academy Awards||Best Actress|
|2013||2013 Nollywood Movies Awards||Best Actress (Indigenous)|
|2014||2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Actress (Leading Role)||2014||2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards||Best Actress (Comedy)||2014||ELOY AWARDS||Brand Ambassador of the Year||2016||2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards||Best Actress In Comedy Role||2016||Naija Fm Awards||Sitcom Of The Year||2016||Naija Fm Awards||Best Actress In Comedy||2016||Africa Entertainment Legend Awards||Best Actress of the Year||2016||2016 Ghana Movies Awards||Best Actress Africa Collaboration||2017||Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards||Best TV series||2017||Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards||Best Actress in a Comedy Movie or TV Series|
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