Funke Akindele Net Worth, Biography, Source of Income (2024)

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Olufunke Ayotunde Akindele is a versatile Nigerian actress, director, producer, and politician with a net worth estimated to be around $7.2 million.

She gained prominence in the entertainment industry for her iconic role as Jenifa in the movie “Jenifa’s Diary”.

Funke has also been featured in many blockbuster movies such as “Your Excellency”, “Maami”, “Aye Olomo Kan”, “Moms at War”, “Tribes of Judah” and others.

Her journey from a small-time actress to becoming one of the wealthiest actresses in Nollywood is nothing short of inspiring.

In this article, we’ll explore her biography, net worth, and acting career.

Profile Summary

NameOlufunke Ayotunde Akindele
Age46
Date of Birth24 August 1977
NationalityNigeria
Marital StatusSingle
Children2
ProfessionFilmmaker, Actress, Director, Producer and Politician
Production CompanyScene One (former), FAAN
Net Worth$7.2 million
Associated ActsRegina Daniels, Destiny Etiko, Tonto Dikeh
Instagram@funkejenifaakindele

Funke Akindele Biography

Funke Akindele was born in Ikorodu, Lagos State on the 24th August 1977.

She is of Yoruba descent and was raised in Lagos State by her parents.

Her father was a retired school principal and her mother, a medical doctor.

For high school, she attended Grace Children’s School in Gbagada, Lagos.

She went on to pursue her OND in Mass Communication from Moshood Abiola University, formerly Ogun State Polytechnic.

After obtaining her OND, she went even further to study law at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos State.

Marriage

Funke Akindele has been married twice now.

Her first husband was Adeola Kehinde Oloyede, the marriage was held on the 26th of May 2012.

However, it came to a quick end in 2013 when the couple separated due to irreconcilable differences.

Her second marriage was to ex-musician, JJC Skillz. They got married in 2016 and conceived twin children in 2018.

JJC announced their separation in 2022 from what we assume to be irreconcilable differences.

The children live with Funke Akindele for now. We don’t have information on how they share custody of the children.

Acting Career

Funke Akindele’s acting journey began after she starred in the 90’s sitcom titled “I Need To Know”.

She played the role of an intelligent high school student named “Bisi”. The movie ran for four years and came to an end in 2002.

Funke’s breakthrough in the Nollywood industry came when she played the lead role “Suliat/Jenifa” in the 2008 movie titled “Jenifa”.

The movie later became a popular TV series “Jenifa’s Diary” and has been running for almost a decade.

Since then she has appeared in several hit movies including “moms at war”, “maami” “Aiyetoro Town”, “Your Excellency”.

In 2023, Funke Akindele produced “Tribe of Judah”. The movie became Nigeria’s biggest movie, making over a billion naira in cinemas.

Funke Akindele Net Worth

According to multiple online sources, her net worth is speculated to be around $7.2 million (10 Billion Naira) in 2024. She earns a larger proportion of her income from her role as a successful movie producer/director and from personal investments rather than as an actress.

Conclusion

Beyond her success as an actress, Funke Akindele has also helped many aspiring actors in the Nigerian film industry.

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