Celebrity Of The Day: Funke Akindele-Bello

Funke is in her 40s and not looking it. Funke has inspired a lot of Yoruba actresses to break the ground of Nollywood english sector instead of staying only within the walls of Yoruba sector and be limited. Funke has over the years rose from a Yoruba actress to A-List Nollywood Star.

Funke became famous after featuring in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom, I Need To Know. She played Bisi, a curious but highly intelligent secondary school student. The sitcom ran for 4 years, 1998 to 2001. Funke studied mass communication in the former Ogun State Polytechnic, now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic. The talented actress is also a graduate of Law from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba. Funke was married to Kenny Almaroof Oloyede between May 2012 and July 2013. Their courtship, marriage and subsequent divorce were not devoid of controversy. Funke’s mum is a medical doctor while her father is a retired school principal. Funke has two sisters and one bother. She is the second child. Funke has won many awards for acting and producing. In 2009, she won the African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Other awards include: AfroHollywood Awards for Best Supporting Actress; Future Awards – Best Actress; Dynamix Awards – Best Actress; City People – Best Actress; City People – Best Movie of the Year for Jenifa, among others.

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