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Funke Akindele Net Worth 2023

Funke Akindele net worth

What is Funke Akindele net worth ?


Funke Akindele net worth 2023: Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde  popularly known as Funke Akindele is a Nigerian actress and producer. She is the CEO of Scene One Film Production. Find out how much the talented actress is worth.

Funke Akindele’s Profile

Funke Akindele net worth

Akindele was born on August 24, 1977, in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria. She is the second of three children. Akindele’s mother is a Medical Doctor while her father is a retired School Principal. Funke holds Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Mass Communication from the former Ogun State Polytechnic.


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Movie Career

Akindele came into the limelight after starring in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)-sponsored sitcom I Need to Know, from 1998 to 2002. She has established herself as one of the best actresses in Nigeria. She has played lead roles in both Yoruba and English movies. Her biggest break through was in a movie Janifa which she starred in 2008.

In January 2018, there was a controversy when it was reported that Funke Akindele would get her Hollywood debut in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War as she was listed as a member of the cast on IMDb.

Some weeks later her name was replaced with that of fellow Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji, with Funke Akindele’s upload shown to have been a hack. In February 2018, it was reported that Senate President and chair of the National Assembly, Dr. Bukola Saraki has advised Marvel Studios to feature Akindele in Infinity War.


In July 2016, in an interview, Funke Akindele stated she was acting less in the Yoruba film industry at that time because of piracy.

Akindele plays the lead character in the ongoing hit TV show Jenifa’s Diary, alongside Fisayo Ajisola, Falz, Juliana Olayode, and Aderounmu Adejumoke. The show is a spin-off from the movie Jenifa.

 The 2018 comedy film Moms at War stars Funke Akindele and Omoni Oboli. In July 2019, Akindele started a new web series, Aiyetoro Town, a spinoff from her popular TV series, Jenifa’s Diary. She is the CEO of Scene One Film Production.

She made her directorial debut in the 2019 political drama film,Your Excellency

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She has also produced and starred as the lead actor in the award winning Janifa’s diary.

Funke Akindele Net Worth

As of 2023, the talented actress and producer is worth $3.5 million. She is one of the richest actresses in Nigeria.


Funke Akindele has endorsement deals such as her being signed as an Ambassador to Irokotv.  

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Also in 2018, she was signed as brand ambassador for Keystone Bank.  In November 2019, she signed an endorsement deal with Waw Nigeria, a company that manufactures detergent and bar soaps.


Funke Akindele runs a non-governmental organisation known as the Jenifa Foundation, which aims at providing young people with vocational skills

List of Movies By Funke Akindele

  • Jenifa
  • Jenifa’s Diary
  • Your Excellency
  • Maami
  • Industreet
  • A Trip to Jamaica
  • Return of Jenifa
  • Isoken
  • Moms at War
  • Chief Daddy
  • Married but Living Single
  • Apaadi
  • Emi Abata
  • Love Wahala
  • Ladies Gang
  • Anointed Liars
  • Bolode O’ku
  • Farayola
  • Ija Ola
  • Aje Metta
  • Apoti Orogun
  • Atanpako Meta
  • Kakaki ‘leku
  • Omo Pupa
  • Taiwo Taiwo
  • Akandun
  • Baye se Nlo
  • Edunjobi
  • Egun
  • Maku
  • Oba Irawo
  • Okun Ife Yi
  • Agbefo
  • Kòséfowórà
  • Odun Baku
  • Oreke Mulero
  • Osuwon Edaf


Akindele has endorsement deals such as her being signed as an Ambassador to Dettol and Irokotv. In 2018, she was signed as brand ambassador for Keystone Bank.

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In November 2019, she signed an endorsement deal with Waw Nigeria, a company that manufactures detergent and bar soap.

Awards and nominations

2009 Africa Movie Academy Award – Best Actress Leading Role

2010 2010 Best of Nollywood Awards – Best Actress in a Leading Role (Yoruba)

2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Best Actress

2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Best Actress (Indigenous)

2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Best Actress (Indigenous)

2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Best Actress

2021 Net Honours – Most popular actress

2021 Africa Movie Academy Awards – Best Actress in Leading Role

Record holdings

Her movie Omo Ghetto currently holds the record of becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time in Nigeria, breaking the four-year record of Kemi Adetiba’s movie titled ‘The Wedding Party’.

According to a statement, broadcast by the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN), in January 2021, the movie grossed N468,036,300 after maintaining its number one spot for 3 consecutive weeks

Funke Akindele Family

On May 26, 2012, Funke Akindele married Adeola Kehinde Oloyede. The couple divorced in July 2013, citing irreconcilable differences. Funke Akindele married Nigerian rapper JJC Skillz in London in May 2016.

 Her pregnancy rumours were among the top searched results on Google search engine in August 2017. Funke Akindele gave birth to twin boys in December 2018 and has several step-children.

In April 2020, Akindele was arrested and charged in court for hosting a birthday party in honour of her husband during the period of an imposed lockdown. She later appeared in a Nigeria Centre for Disease Control video to raise awareness about coronavirus. The actress and her husband were sentenced to a 14-day community service after pleading guilty to violating the lockdown order

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