Funke Akindele

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Movie Actress
Date of Birth August 24, 1976
Place of Birth Ikorodu, Nigeria
Age 44 years old
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Funke Akindele

Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde is a Nigerian actress and producer. Funke starred in the sitcom I Need to Know from 1998 to 2002, and in 2009 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She plays the lead character in the show Jenifa's Diary, for which she was named Best Actress in a Comedy at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

Born: Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde, August 24, 1977, Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria
Alma mater: Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, University of Lagos
Occupation: Actress, Film Producer
Years active: 1998-present
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About Funke Akindele

After playing the starring role of Omolayo in the Nigerian-produced Aje Metta films, this African actress earned an Africa Movie Academy Award. She also became known for her leading role in the Nigerian television series I Need to Know.

Before Fame

After graduating from Nigeria's Moshood Abiola Polytechnic University, she studied law at the University of Lagos.


She played the title role in the 2011 Nigerian film Maami.

Family Life

Born Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde, she grew up in the city of Ikorodu in Nigeria's Lagos State. She was married to Kehinde Oloyede from 2012 until 2013.


She and contemporary Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji have both won the Africa Movie Academy Award.

Information related to Funke Akindele

  • Actresses from Lagos State
  • Participants in Nigerian reality television series
  • Best Actress Africa Movie Academy Award winners
  • Nigerian television actresses
  • Actresses in Yoruba cinema
  • Moshood Abiola Polytechnic alumni
  • Yoruba actresses
  • Nigerian film actresses
  • 21st-century Nigerian actresses
  • University of Lagos alumni
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