Olufunke Ayotunde (popularly known as Funke Akindele) is a Nigerian actress and producer. Funke starred in the sitcom I Need to Know from 1998 to 2002, and in 2009 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She plays the lead character in the show Jenifa’s Diary, for which she was named Best Actress in a Comedy at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. Funkee has over 100 movies to her credit as actress, writer, and producer.On May 26, 2012, Akindele married Adeola Kehinde Oloyede. Citing irreconcilable differences, the couple divorced in July 2013. Akindele married Nigerian rapper Abdul Rasheed Bello, known as JJC Skillz, in London in May 2016. Google said that for the week of August 2017, “Funke Akindele pregnancy” dominated search phrases in Nigeria. Through JJC, she has several step-children.With JJC Skillz, she gave birth to twin boys in December 2018. Funke Akindele runs a non-governmental organisation known as the Jenifa Foundation, which aims at providing young people with vocational skills. Funke Akindele has endorsement deals such as her being signed as an Ambassador to Irokotv. Also in 2018, she was signed as brand ambassador for Keystone Bank.

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