Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde(popularly known as Funke Akindele, born August 24, 1976 in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria) is a Nigerian actress. She came to limelight after featuring in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom; I Need to Know, which ran 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, alongside Fisayo Ajisola, Falz, Juliana Olayode, Lolo and more. The show is a spin-off from the movie titled Jenifa.
Funke came to limelight after featuring in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom; I Need to Know, which ran from 1998 to 2002.
She played Bisi, a curious but highly intelligent secondary school student. Funke Akindele’s big break came in 2009 from the movie titled Jenifa.
Funke Akindele has over a 100 movies to her credit as actress, writer and producer
Actress Funke Akindele has won many awards..
|2009||Africa Movie Academy Award||Best Actress Leading Role||Jenifa||Won|
|2009 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best actress||Jenifa||Won|
|2012||2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Actress||Troj||Won|
|2012 Nollywood Movies Awards||Best Actress (Indigenous)||Emi Abata||Won|
|Zulu African Film Academy Awards||Best Actress||Maami and The Return Of Jenifa||Won|
|2013||2013 Nollywood Movies Awards||Maami|
|Best Actress (Indigenous)||Won|
|2014||2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Actress (Leading Role)||Agnetta O’mmpa||Won|
|2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards||Best Actress (Comedy)||The Return Of Sheri Koko||Won|
|ELOY AWARDS||Brand Ambassador of the Year||Omo||Won|
|2016||2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards||Best Actress In Comedy Role||Jenifa’s Diary||Won|
|Naija Fm Awards||Sitcom Of The Year||Jenifa’s Diary||Won|
|Best Actress In Comedy||Won|
|Africa Entertainment Legend Awards||Best Actress of the Year||Won|
|2016 Ghana Movies Awards||Best Actress Africa Collaboration||A Trip To Jamaica||Won|
|2017||Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards||Best TV series||Jenifa’s Diary||won|
|Best Actress in a Comedy Movie or TV Series||Jenifa’s Diary||Won|