In 2009 she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
She was born in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Akindele worked in television before switching to cinema, becoming known for her starring role in the family-oriented Nigerian television show I Need to Know. Akindele’s qualifications include an OND in Mass Communication from the Ogun State Polytechnic and a law degree from the University of Lagos.
On May 26, 2012, Funke Akindele got married to Alhaji Kehinde Oloyede Al-maroof in a ceremony attended by a few who were invited specially.
She won African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading role (2009)
She is a movie producer that has all her movies being best-sellers (Jenifa, Omo Ghetto an The Return of Jenifa).
She is also an Olympic Torch bearer, which she recently did at the London 2012 event.
She is one of the most popular and most successful Yoruba actresses in Nollywood.
Funke Akindele’s Movies , Films
Below is a list of some films in which Funke Akindele featured:
1. Ojo Ketala
3. Ohun buruku
5. Okan mi
7. Taiwo Taiwo
10. Ole Ole
11. Emi ni toto
12. Okun ife
13. Aje meta
14. Atanpako meta
15. Odun baku
16. Christmas passion
21. Adun aye
23. Ife kan
25. Okun idi
28. Ode osan
So far, the most successful of Funke Akindele’s works is her movie titled “JENIFA”, which has two parts and another third part, which was titled “The return of Jenifa”.