WCW – Nollywood Actress, Funke Akindele-Bello

Funke has taken home the award for best actress in a comedy role at AMVCA for three years.

Our woman crush is non other than multiple award winning actress, script writer, film producer and director, Funke Akindele-Bello.

Here’s some facts about the actress and why she’s a worthy woman crush.

Olufunke Ayotunde Akindele-Bello is popularly known as Funke Akindele or Jenifa.

She was born on August 24, 1977 in Ikorodu, Lagos state. 

Funke has an OND in Mass Communication from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ogun State and a Law degree from the University of Lagos.

She rose to limelight after starring in popular sitcom “I Need to Know” which ran from 1998-2002 as Bisi. 

However, her big break to stardom came in 2008 after her comedy-drama movie “Jenifa”. 

The actress plays lead character in her ongoing TV series “Jenifas Diary” which is a spin-off from her movie “Jenifa”.

The name “Bello” stems from her marriage to Nigerian rapper, Abdulrasheed Bello a.k.a JJC Skillz. They got married in 2016.

She has been awarded Best Actress in a comedy role at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCA) for three years in a row. 

She made her directorial debut in 2019 political drama film “Your excellency”.

She’s currently the CEO of Scene One production company and has several endorsements deals to her name. 

Her 2020 comedy movie “Omo Ghetto: The Saga” holds the record of highest grossing movie of all time in Nigeria. 

The actress has successfully carved a niche for herself in the Nigerian entertainment industry and we totally love it! A worthy woman crush indeed.

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