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Unveiling Nollywood’s Most Bankable Actors (2) – FUNKE AKINDELE

Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele

Sulia kan, Ayetoro kan! Many will never forget her role in the self-produced Jenifa which saw her status grow remarkably in 2008.
Born Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde, but better known as Funke Akindele, she’s one of the most bankable actresses in Nigeria.
University of Lagos (UNILAG) law-graduate, the Yoruba-English actress ranks as one of the most prolific actresses cum producer in Nollywood. She has produced (and featured) in flicks like the earlier-mentioned Jenifa; Omo Ghetto and The Return of Jenifa.
The African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) winning actress is such a gifted role interpreter; she worked in television before switching to cinema. She became known for her starring role in the family-oriented television show, I Need to Know.
She has starred in a number of other movies including Maami; Aje Metta; Married but Living Single and others.
She is a favourite of brands. She is an ambassador for Vitaform, where she reportedly got N20 million. She has also had endorsement deals with; job search website,; telecommunication operator, Globacom; Klin Detergent and Lagos Inland Revenue Service.

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