Jenifa is a Nigerian actress who came to limelight after featuring in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) I NEED TO KNOW, which aired from 1998 to 2002.
In 2009 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Funke Akindele also plays the lead character in the hit TV show Jenifa’s Diary. Which also featured Fisayo Ajisola, Falz, Lolo and others.
Funke Akindele (Jenifa) Background
Funke Akindele is born into a family of three (3), she 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 Akindele (Jenifa) Education
Funke Akindele obtained has Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Mass Communication from the former Ogun State Polytechnic, whuych is now caled Moshood Abiola Polytechnic.
Jenifa also got a Degree in Law from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba and a Master Degree in Geology.
Jenifa Charity Foundation
Funke Akindele runs a non-governmental Organisation known as THE JENIFA FOUNDATION, whose aims and objectives involves nurturing talents and acquiring vocational skills.
On May 26, 2012 Jenifa got married to Adeola Kehinde Oloyede.
After a year precisely July 2013, she got divorced stating irreconcilable difference for her separation from Oloyede (now ex-husband).
In May 2016 Funke got married to Nigerian rapper Abdul Rasheed Bello known as JJC Skillz in London.
Nominations and Awards
2009 African Movie Academy -Best Actress (won)
2009 Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Best actress (Won)
2010 – Best of Nollywood Awards – Best Actress (N)
2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Best Actress (Won)
In 2012 Nollywood Movies Awards – Best Actress (Won)
Year 2012 Best of Nollywood Awards -Best Actress (N)
2013 Nollywood Movies Awards – Best Actress (Won)
2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Best Actress (Won)
2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actress (Won)
2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actress (Won)
2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Actress Series Diarya’s Diary
Some of her Movies
2000 Final Whistle
2000 Final Whistle 2
2004 Atlanta 2
2005 Agbara Ife
2005 13th Day:
2005 13th Day:
2006 Osuwon Eda
2006 Odun Baku
2006 Agbefo 2
2007 Okun Ife Yi
2007 Oba Irawo
2007 Edunjobi 2
2007 Baye Se Nlo
2008 Taiwo Taiwo
2008 Taiwo Taiwo 2
2008 Omo Pupa
2008 Kakai Leku
2008 Atanpako Meta
2008 Apoti Orogun
2008 Aje Meta
2008 Aje Meta 2
2009 Iro Funfun
2009 Ija Ola
2009 Ija Ola 2
2009 Farayola Oyinkansola
2009 Anointed Liars
2009 Annointed Liars 2
2011 Ladies Gang
2011 Ladies Gang 2
2011 Maami Maami
2011 New Horizons
2013 Blood is Money
2016 Jenifa’s Diary (Series)
2016 A trip to Jamaica
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References:Funke “Jenifa” Akindele Official website, Wikipedia