Akindele Bello Olufunke Ayotunde popularly known as Funke Akindele or Jenifer is a Nigerian actress and producer. She was born on August 24th,1977, in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria. Funke is the second of three children two girls and a boy, Funke Akindele’s mother is a Medical Doctor while her father is a retired School Principal. Funke Akindele obtained an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Mass Communication from the former Ogun State Polytechnic, now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic.
Funke Akindele’s Biography
Funke Akindele 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 played the lead character in the show Jenifa’s Diary, for which she was named Best Actress in a Comedy at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards.
Funke Akindele came into limelight after starring in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom I Need to Know, which ran from 1998 to 2002. Funke played Bisi, a curious but highly intelligent secondary school student. Funke Akindele’s big break came in 2008 when she appeared in the movie Jenifa’s diary.
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