The People’s Democratic Party has selected Nollywood actress Funke Akindele as a deputy candidate for the governor of Lagos.
On Tuesday, the actress declared in a video posted on her verified Instagram page that she was running for vice-governor.
She was currently elected as Olajide Adediran, also known as Jandor, a PDP candidate for the Governor of Lagos.
In a video she posted on Tuesday, she explained why she decided to run as a running mate.
Below are 10 facts about Nollywood actresses
1. Her birth
Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria, is the birthplace of Hunkea Kindere. She is the middle child of three (boy and two girls). Her mother is a doctor and Funke’s father is the principal of a retired school.
2. Is Jenifa educated?
Many believe that the actress is uneducated because of her poor use of English in her popular series, Jennifer’s Diary.
In contrast to the way she is depicted in Jennifer’s diary, real Jennifer is smart and speaks English easily.
In fact, she first studied the press before transferring to college to pursue law.
First, Funke received basic and secondary education at Grace Children Schools in Gbagada and Lagos State Model College in Igbo-Kuta.
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Ogun State Polytechnic, now known as Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, is the place to win the OND in the press.
She went to Lagos University Obtaining a law degree from the desire to advance her knowledge.
3. Birthday: How old is her true age?
In June the husband of popular actress Hunka Kindere announced his separation from his wife. Abdul Bello, also known as JJCSkillz, said he was about to leave his union with Akindele.
5. Funke Akindele has twin children
She welcomed her first offspring, twin boys, on December 22, 2018.
6. Her journey to stardom
Funke Akindele was notorious after appearing in the famous sitcom “I Need to Know” sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) from 1998 to 2002.
Funke played the role of Bishi, a bright and curious junior high school student.
The actress gained fame in 2008 when she played Jennifer in her television series “Jennifer’s Diary.”
In July 2019, she debuted “Atro Town,” a spin-off of her popular TV show, Jennifer’s Diary.
7. She was supposed to appear in Marvel’s Avengers
There was controversy in January 2018 when it was reported that Akindele was one of the cast members listed on IMDb and would make his Hollywood debut at Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War.
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According to Nigerian mainstream media, she was ready to play “Guard Dorami Rage” in the Infinity War.
I didn’t immediately know why, but a few weeks later her name was changed to co-actress Genevieve Nnaji.
Dr. Bukora Saraki, Chairman of the Senate and Chairman of Parliament, encouraged Marvel Studios to include Akindele in the February 2018 Infinity War.
The 2019 political drama movie “His Excellency” made Jennifer’s directorial debut.
8. Funke Akindele is the founder of the Jenifa Foundation and the owner of numerous approved transactions.
She is the founder of the non-governmental organization Jenifa’s Foundation, helping young people discover acting, singing and dancing skills.
She has numerous approval agreements with various companies. Vitafoam, Iroko TV, Lagos State Inland Revenue Service, Eastern Lotto, and sports betting company 1960 Bet are just a handful of these brands.
She signed a new approval agreement with Nigerian financial institution Keystone Bank in August 2018.
In November 2019, she signed an approval agreement with Waw Nigeria, a manufacturer of detergents and soap bars.
9. She was detained in April 2020 for throwing her husband’s birthday celebration during the COVID-19 blockade.
After violating the lockout order, the actress and her spouse were sentenced to 14 days of community service.
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Funke was appointed Ambassador to Detour for violating the shutdown order.
10. Allegations of worker abuse
Recently, Cassandra, a former employee of the actress, called her on social media.
Cassandra argued that Funke did not treat his employees like people because he was forced to work under fear and coercion.
However, following accusations against his employer Funke Akindele, Tobi McKind, commonly known as “Timini” in the famous Sitcom Jennifer’s diary, defended her.
In addition, actor Nosa Rex attacked Cassandra. He emphasized that we need to thank everyone who has supported you in any way.
He added that Funke was wonderful, devoted and cheerful. However, she is constantly under the pressure of her delivery, so she pushes staff to the limit as needed.
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