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Funke Akindele 7 things you probably don't know about talented actress and producer

Today, August 24, is the birthday of talented and award winning Nollywood actress and producer, Funke Akindele. Check out 7 things you probably don't know about her.

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Funke Akindele


Funke Akindele is talented, beautiful, entertaining and creative! What's not to love about her?

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Funke Akindele



Today, August 24, is  the birthday of the talented and award winning Nollywood filmmaker, and Pulse Nigeria has put together 7 things you probably didn't about her.


  1. The actress was born Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde on August 24, 1977 in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria.

  2. Funke studied Mass Communication in the now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic. The talented actress is also a Graduate of Law from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba.

  3. Funke kicked off her acting career in 1997 as 'Bisi' in United Nations TV series 'I Need to Know.'

  4. Funke runs a non-governmental Organisation known as 'The Jenifa Foundation,' which utures talent among other things.

  5. Funke got the name Jenifa from her the character in movie 'Jenifa,' and 'Return of Jenifa.'

  6. Funke's one-year-old marriage to Kenny Oloyede crashed in July 2013.

  7. In January 2015, the actress announced the return of 'Jenifa' movie to the small screen as 'Jenifa's Diary.'

Watch trailer for Funke's 'Jenifa's Diary,'

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