Funke Akindele

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Funke Akindele
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Born Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde
(1976-08-24) August 24, 1976 (age 38)
Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria
Occupation Actress, Film Producer

Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde[1][2] (popularly known as Funke Akindele, born August 24, 1976 in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria) is a Nigerian actress. In 2009 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.[3]


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.[1][4][5]


  1. ^ a b Njoku, Benjamin (2 January 2010). "I didn’t snatch anybody’s husband – Funke Akindele". Vanguard (Lagos, Nigeria). Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Full name & Date of Birth". Retrieved 2009-10-08. 
  3. ^ "AMAA Nominees and Winners 2009". African Movie Academy Award. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "The rise and rise of Funke Akindele". Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  5. ^ Mafah, Lindelwa (3 January 2009). "The stars, the flops and the scandals". The Swazi Observer (Mbabane, Swaziland). Retrieved 1 March 2011. 

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