Do you know who the most famous Nollywood actresses are? In case you don’t know what Nollywood is, it’s the name for the Nigerian film industry, which is one of the biggest in the world. However, when it comes to actresses, one of the most successful and popular is Funke Akindele Bello. This lady has been repeatedly rewarded for her roles in films in a career. Also, Funke Akindele Bello is one of the richest actresses in the industry.
Do you know what her net worth is in 2019? If you want to find out, keep reading because we have dedicated the following text to her and her career. In addition to Funke’s net worth, you’ll also be able to find out more details about her private and early life, as well as career successes and rewards.
Well, if you’re ready, let’s get started.
Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde, better known as Funke Akindele, was born on August 24, in the year of 1977. Her parents were also successful in their businesses. Specifically, her father was previously the principal of the school while Funke’s mother was a doctor of medicine. Funke is not the only child in the family but has one sister and brother. The whole family lived in Ikorodu, Lagos State in Nigeria during her childhood.
As for her education, Funke Akindele graduated from Mashood Abiola Polytechnic as well as from the University of Lagos in Akoka. She graduated from the University of Lagos with a law degree, while at Mashood Abiola Polytechnic, she received degree in Mass Communication.
Akindele gained popularity through her participation in the popular Nigerian sitcom “I Need to Know”. This TV series was aired from 1998 to 2002 with great success. Unfortunately, although role as Bisi brought her fame, Funke Akindele didn’t have a prominent and significant role until 2008. Then, she starred in the movie “Jenifa”. In addition to these roles, Funke has been part of projects such as “Jenifa’s Diary” an ongoing TV show, as well as a “Moms at War” movie in 2018.
Interestingly, during 2018, her name was associated with Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” movie. Specifically, she was supposed to play the role of Dora Milaja and so it was listed on IMDb. Still, it turned out to be a hack and the Hollywood role was assigned to Genevieve Nnaji, also a Nigerian actress. It’s important to say that Funke Akindele Bello has her own production company called Scene One Film Production.
Funke Akindele has been married twice so far. Although it seemed like her first marriage to Kehinde Oloyede Adeola would be a long time, this was unfortunately not the case. They married in 2012 and have been divorced in the next 2013. Reportedly, the reasons for the split were Kehinde’s extramarital affairs. Still, Funke married to Abdulrasheed Bello three years ago, in 2016.
This guy is probably better known to you as JJC and he is a popular Nigerian rapper. The couple have two children who were born earlier this year. They’re both boys. Also, it is important to say that JJC was also married earlier and has three children from a previous marriage.
Funke Akindele Bello Net Worth 2023
Given that Funke Akindele Bello is active in the film industry both as an actress and as a producer, it is logical that she was able to accumulate considerable wealth. Namely, she has been in business since 1998 which means she has been a part of the Nollywood for over 20 years.
According to recent reports, her net worth in 2023 is estimated at $3.5 million.