Friday, 24 August 2012

Happy Birthday to Funke Akindele aka Jenifa

Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde (popularly known as Funke Akindele, born August 24, 1976 in IkoroduLagos StateNigeria) is a Nigerian actress. In 2009 she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Akindele worked in television before switching to cinema, becoming known for her starring role in the family-oriented Nigerian television show I Need to Know. Akindele's qualifications include an OND in Mass Communication from the Ogun State Polytechnic and a law degree from the University of Lagos.

After acting in over 50 major films over a 10 year period, Funke Akindele shot to international mega-stardom with the blockbuster movie 'JENIFA' and has not looked back since that time. Funke has since the 'JENIFA' phenomenon gone on to win many laurels and awards in recognition of her body of work in developing the movie industry in Nigeria.

Funke Akindele recently proved why she is the hottest actress in Nigeria right now with the release of her new mega blockbuster album titled OMO GHETTO.

Apart from being a superb actress, Funke Akindele is also a gifted Producer and Director with major award winning movies to her credit including 'Taiwo Taiwo', 'Apaadi', 'Jenifa', 
'Maku', 'Agbefo' and 'Ekuro'.

Best Actress, 2009 (AMAA), Best Actress 2008&2009 (City People), Future Awards, 2009, Hottest Movie Personality (City People), Best Actress, 2008 (Naija Community, Canada), Best Supporting Actress, 2007 (Afro Hollywood Awards).
Full Name: Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde
Place of Birth: Ikorodu, Lagos state, Nigeria
Date of Birth: August 24, 1976
Marriage status: Married to Alhaji Kehinde Almaroof
Education: OND in Mass Communication from Ogun State Polytechnic and a degree in Law from the University of Lagos
Languages: English, Yoruba
Occupation: Actress, Producer
Awards: African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading role (2009)

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