The Nigerian entertainment scene has grown far more than what it used to be in the early & the late ’90s. Then the likes of Isawuru Nigerian Movie were invoking, and a TV series like “I Need to Know” was in dominance.

The series starred TV personnel Funke Akindele who was a significant character at her very young age and still get involved with this current time.

Funke Akindele net worth

She went on to be so relevant in recent times and earned various awards. With this, one may be interested to know How Much is Funke Akindele’s net worth?

No doubt, she is one of the richest actresses in Nigeria According to a reliable source with an estimated net worth of $5 Million.

During the curse of this article, you will know how she made this whole fortune, house, car, age, twin, and if she has a husband.


Who is Funke Akindele?

Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde, globally known as Funke Akindele, is Nigerian TV personnel, actress, and producer. She starred in the Sitcom I Need to Know from 1998 to 2002 while in 2009, she won the Africa Movie Award for the Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Funke plays the primary character in the show Jenifa’s Diary, which earned her Best Actress in the Comedy at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards.

Early Life and Education

Funke Akindele was giving birth to on 24 August 1977 in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria. She is the second of three children given birth to by Mr. & Mrs. Akindele, a retired School Principal and a Medical Doctor.

Funke obtained a National Diploma (ND) in Mass Communication from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic.

How old is Funke Akindele Age?

Funke Akindele is 42 years of age born on 24 August 1977 in Lagos state.


She rose to prominence after starring as Bisi in the sitcom I Need to Know sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), aired from 1998 to 2002.  Her character was a curious but intelligent secondary school student and went on to appear in the movie Jenifa, 2008.

Akindele continues her emergence despite controversy with fellow actress Genevieve Nnaji in Infinity War’s role. In 2018, Funke produced a spin-off from the movie Jenifa titled Jenifa’s Diary. While in 2019, Akindele began a new web series, “Aiyetoro Town,” which was also a spin-off from her popular TV series, Jenifa’s Diary.

She is the CEO of Scene One Film Production and made her directorial debut in the political drama film “Your Excellency.”

Endorsement Deals

Funke Akindele is a brand Ambassador of Irokotv and also a brand ambassador for Keystone Bank. These deals have propelled her net worth to such an impressive figure.

Awards and Nominations Won

  • Funke has earned notable awards locally and internationally. Some table ones are
  • 2009 Africa Movie Academy Award, Best Actress Leading Role
  • 2013 Nollywood Movies Awards, Best Indigenous Actress
  • 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Best Actress (Comedy)
  • 2016 Africa Entertainment Legend Awards, Best Actress of the Year
  • 2017 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Best Lead Actress
  • 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or TV series

The above are few among a host of others Funke earned a nomination.

Funke Akindele’s Net Worth 2020

One of the longest acting actress in Nigeria movie industry, a TV personality, leading role princess, and a philanthropist. According to a reliable source, Funke’s net worth estimate of $5 Million.

Who is Funke Akindele Husband and Twin?

Akindele got married to Adeola Kehinde Oloyede on 26 May 2012 and divorced in July 2013 upon Citing irreconcilable differences. While in May 2016, she got married in London to Nigerian rapper Abdul Rasheed Bello known as JJC Skillz, and gave birth to twin boys in December 2018.

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