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10 Things You Should Know About Actress Funke Akindele As She Turns 40 Today

Popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele better known as Jenifa is a year older today and she has been basking in that euphoria.

“Thank you Lord for another year on earth. It’s been you oh Lord! Thank you for making me a force to reckon with. You alone are worthy of all the praises. Happy Birthday to me”, she wrote on Instagram.

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Just so you know more about her.

Funke became famous after featuring in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom, I Need To Know.

She played Bisi, a curious but highly intelligent secondary school student.

The sitcom ran for 4 years, 1998 to 2001.

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Funke studied mass communication in the former Ogun State Polytechnic, now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic.

The talented actress is also a graduate of Law from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba.

ALSO READ  “My Daughter Advised Me To Marry Funke Akindele”- Producer, JJC Skillz Reveals

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Funke was married to Kenny Almaroof Oloyede between May 2012 and July 2013.

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Their courtship, marriage and subsequent divorce were not devoid of controversy.

Funke’s mum is a medical doctor while her father is a retired school principal.

Funke has two sisters and one bother. She is the second child.

She is currently dating JJC Skillz, a London based Nigerian artiste.

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Funke has won many awards for acting and producing. In 2009, she won the African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Other awards include: AfroHollywood Awards for Best Supporting Actress; Future Awards – Best Actress; Dynamix Awards – Best Actress; City People – Best Actress; City People – Best Movie of the Year for Jenifa, among others.

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