Born on August 24, 1976 in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria, Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde known by fans as Funke Akindele is a Nigerian popular actress, movie producer and script writer. Fuke came to stardom when she featured in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom; I NEED TO KNOW, which ran from 1998 to 2002.
Ordinary National Diploma (OND) – Mass Communication from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic former Ogun State Polytechnic
University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba – Law degree
Won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in Leading Role for her role as Jenifa in 2008
Best Actress, Comedy for her role in her movie, “Jenifa’s Diary” at the 2016 edition of the AfricaMagic Viewer’s Choice Awards, AMVCA
The 2009 movie titled Jenifa brought her to fame from the name she came up with the famous TV show Jenifa’s Diary. Funke got married to her husband Mr. Adeola Kehinde Oloyede on May 26, 2012 but they divorced in July 2013.