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With absolutely no atom of doubt Funke Akindele Bello is one of the top Nigerian actresses today,
She has proven her worth over and over again so in this article we’ll talk about this exceptional gem,
With a successful career spanning over 2 decades Funke Akindele’s net worth is in 2023 would blow your mind.
In a short while we would be sharing all the details about the net worth of Funke Akindele, Biography, her Personal Life, marriages, endorsement deals, movies, controversies and her acting career.
In real sense these are actually what made her stand out among numerous Nollywood actresses.
Funke Akindele Biography, Educational Background and Net Worth in 2023
A lot of people must have been asking Who is Funke Akindele behind the cameras,
Well Funke Akindele Bello was born on the 24th of August, 1977 in Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria.
Funke is the second of three children, two girls and a boy, Funke Akindele’s mother is a Medical Doctor while her father was a retired School Principal.
She attended her primary and secondary school in Lagos state,
After graduating Funke Akindele obtained a National Diploma in Mass Communication from the Ogun State Polytechnic,
After securing her National Diploma she gained admission to study law at the University of Law.
Now that’s a real quick round up of her educational Background so let’s dive into her Acting career.
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Professional Acting Career
After fulfilling her Educational obligations as an African child then,
Funke decided to venture into the Movie and entertainment industry which she regarded as her all time Passion.
For the records Funke Akindele Bello first shot at fame came in 1998 with United Nations Population Fund sponsored TV series called “I Need to Know”,
The series was aired from 1998 to 2002 In Nigeria and other parts of the world.
In 2008 Funke Akindele Bello released her first owned movie titled Jenifer,
The movie won her the award for best actress in 2009 at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
She went on to act in many other popular Yoruba movies before she crossed to Nollywood English filming Industry.
In 2013, she met her now Husband, JJC who later became her director and it gave birth to Jenifer’s diary TV Series.
The series has been airing since 2013 till date.
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Funke Akindele Biography, Personal Life and Net Worth in 2023
In this section of the article we’ll discuss about her Relationships and Marriages,
When she got married, Who is her husband and her controversies over the years.
As you might have known, Funke Akindele’s personal life has always been under media scrutiny for years coupled with some marital drama.
In May 2012 Funke Akindele Got married to “Adeola Kehinde” who became her first husband but the couple divorced a year later in 2013 due to irreconcilable differences.
Three years later in May 2016 Funke Akindele got married to Nigerian Singer and Rapper “JJC Skillz” in a private ceremony held in London.
Funke Akindele And JJc Skillz Relationship
In an interview JJC skillz said “My wife is a fantastic cook, she’s an amazing woman, Everything about her attracted me to her,
It’s not only one thing that attracts a man to a woman, but definitely, the cooking is a plus and my wife has it all,
I would want to eat her meals for the rest of my life,
He continued by saying: When I met her, I just met someone that wanted a director for her TV show; Jenifa’s Diary,
That was in 2013, We were very low key because we are two popular people in the entertainment industry, We had to protect our privacy”.
In the interview below Funke Akindele Bello and her husband “Abdulrasheed Bello” talked about the production of their Viral Project Titled OMO GHETTO (The Saga);
Funke Akindele Movies on Netflix and Omo Ghetto (The Saga)
According to a statement released by the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) the movie ‘Omo ghetto’ now holds the record of becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time in Nigeria,
The project broke a four year record of Femi Adetiba’s movie tittled ‘wedding party’.
Omo Ghetto movie has grossed N468,036,300 after maintaining its number one spot in 3 consecutive weeks.
Apart from her movies such as Omo Ghetto (the saga) which is currently showing across cinemas house in Nigeria and other countries,
Some of Funke Akindele other movies have made it to Netflix,
Below is the list of Funke Akindele movies out now In Cinemas and Netflix;
- Your Excellency (2019)
- Moms at War (2018)
- Isoken (2017)
- Chief Daddy (2018)
- A Trip To Jamaica (2016)
- Emi Abata
- Love Wahala
- Ladies Gang
- Anointed Liars
- Bolode O’ku
Funke Akindele was arrested and charged to court In April 2020,
This was after she hosted a birthday party in honour of her husband during the period of an imposed lockdown (to tackle coronavirus),
It is worthy of notice that funke also later appeared in a video for Nigeria Center for Disease Control to raise awareness about coronavirus.
The actress and her husband were sentenced to a 14-day community service after confessing guilty to violating lockdown order.
Funke Akindele Net Worth and Endorsement deals in 2023
According to Africa Fact zone In 2013 Funke Akindele signed a N20 million endorsement deal with Vita Foam.
In August 2018 Keystone Bank Limited announced their collaboration with the popular Nollywood actress Funke Akindele Bello as their official brand Ambassador,
Funke Akindele Lands another Major Endorsement Deal With Molfix, Molfix is a leading brand in baby diapers.
Below is a list of Some of her endorsements deals;
Funke Akindele's endorsement deals
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So, long story short Her major source of income is from her numerous Box office movies, TV series and various multi-million Naira endorsement deals,
Funke Akindele has an estimated net worth of $4 million making her one of the richest actress in Nigeria.
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