She is one of the biggest names in Nollywood presently and she has bagged more endorsement deals than her fellow actresses.
Funke Akindele is ranked high among her peers and below are all the things you need to know about her.
Full Name: Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde
Place of Birth: Ikorodu, Lagos state, Nigeria
Date of Birth: August 24, 1976
Marriage status: Married to Alhaji Kehinde Almaroof
Education: OND in Mass Communication from Ogun State Polytechnic and a degree in Law from the University of Lagos
Languages: English, Yoruba
Occupation: Actress, Producer
Awards: African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading role (2009)
Funke Akindele worked in television before switching to cinema, becoming known for her starring role in the family-oriented Nigerian television show I Need to Know. Akindele’s qualifications include an OND in Mass Communication from the Ogun State Polytechnic and a law degree from the University of Lagos. Jenifa is a 2008 Nigerian Yoruba comedy-drama film starring Funke Akindele. The film received 4 nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2008. Funke Akindele, the main protagonist of the film, won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in Leading Role for her role as Jenifa.