Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde (popularly known as Funke Akindele) is an award-winning Nigerian actress, philanthropist, and movie producer. She was born on August 24, 1977, in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria. Funke is the second of three children (two girls and one boy). Her mother is a Medical Doctor while her father is a retired School Principal.
Funke obtained an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Mass Communication from the former Ogun State Polytechnic, now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, and got a Law degree from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba.
Funke Akindele came into the 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’s big break came in 2008 when she appeared in the movie Jenifa, a very popular franchise in Nigeria owned by Funke Akindele herself. She has starred and featured in over 100 movies since
Funke Akindele Net Worth (2021)
Funke Akindele is one of Nigeria’s highest-paid actors has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million (N1,272,250,000 or N1.263 billion). Funke Akindele was regarded as the second richest Nigerian celebrity on Instagram by Hooper HQ in 2019, with each of her posts valued to be $50,500 (N18,356,750 or N18.3 million). Funke is the second richest actress in Nigeria after Genevieve Nnaji.