The current richest Yoruba actress in Nigeria 2017 is Funke Akindele. She is also on the list of most popular female celebrities in Nigeria of Yoruba origin. Funke Akindele’s Net Worth is estimated at N910 million due to her endorsements and money she earns from acting.
The popular Nollywood Yoruba actress is currently married to Abdul Rasheed Bello also known as JJC Skillz, a popular rapper and producer in Nigeria.Funke Akindele was formerly married to Kehinde Oloyede Almaroof, before they divorced in 2013. Her full name is Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde but she is known as Funke Akindele.
Born August 24, 1976 in Ikorodu, Lagos State, The wealthy Yoruba Nigerian actress came to limelight after featuring in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom I Need to Know, which ran from 1998 to 2002. In 2009, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Funke Akindele also plays the lead character in the hit TV show Jenifa’s Diary, alongside Fisayo Ajisola, Falz, Lolo and more. The show is a spin-off from the movie titled Jenifa.
According to Wikipedia, Funke’s has an OND in Mass Communication from the Ogun State Polytechnic. Later on, she went further to bag a degree in Law from the University of Lagos.
Funke Akindele has a lot of endorsement deals, the most recent is her signing as Ambassador to Irokotv. Her deal with Vitafoam reportedly worth close to N20 million.The list of some of Funke’s endorsements deals which makes her the 2017 wealthiest Yoruba actress in Nigeria currently includes:
- Omo Detergent,
- Lagos Inland Revenue Service,
- Glo Telecommunication,
- Sports betting company 1960Bet,
- Klin Detergent,
For now, the popular female Nollywood star does not have a child yet. She has acted many films till date and is still active in the movie/music industry. Funke Akindele has been nominated and has won series of awards from 2009 till date.