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Happy birthday to Funke Akindele (Jenifa), the Virgo Queen!

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Nollywood Gist: Today (August 24) is the birthday of popular Nollywood actress FUNKE AKINDELE, fondly called Jenifa by her teaming fans. Here's wishing the comic actor and Virgo Queen, a very happy birthday! -Nigeria Movie Network

Happy birthday to Funke Akindele (Jenifa), the Virgo Queen!

Excited about her born day, Funke Akindele took to her Instagram page this morning to wish herself a happy birthday when she posted the following message:

"Happy Birthday to me! The Lord has been so good to me,he's seen me through a lot of troubled times. He has put a new song in my mouth, he has continually blessed the work of my hands. Who am I without you Lord. Opo ojo lo ti ro,ti Ile ti fi mu. Ose Oluwa #thankyouLord for the gift of Life. #birthdaygirl" -FUNKE AKINDELE

We refer to Funke as a Virgo Queen in this birthday post because prior to her birthday, she posted a couple of Virgo quotes and personalities on her Instagram, including these ones: 

Virgo quote

Virgo personality

Virgo traits

As part of her birthday celebration, Funke will be spending quality time with her UK fans in celebration of her 39th birthday. She will be visiting four cities: London, Manchester, Birmingham and Aberdeen. 


Funke Akindele was born August 24, 1976 in Lagos, Nigeria. She has a diploma in Mass Communication from the Ogun State Polytechnic and a law degree from the Lagos State University.

Upon joining Nollywood, Funke's big break came in 2009 from the movie titled JENIFA which was a hit in and outside Nigeria. Then she later returned with THE RETURN OF JENIFA and in 2015 came the hilarious Television series JENIFA'S DIARY, a hilarious and educative showing on terrestrial Television stations in Nigeria (Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Silverbird Television (STV), African Independent Television (AIT).

In 2009 Funke Akindele won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Funke has remained single since the divorce with her ex-husband, Kehinde Almaroof Oloyede in mid 2013, a polygamous marriage which only lasted a year, counting from their wedding on May 26, 2012.

Funke Akindele - Faceville Makeovers

Join NMN in wishing FUNKE AKINDELE, a very happy birthday!!


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  • Oju

    My Darling Funke, Happy Birthday in arrears. I just came across this. Honestly, you are one the best things that ever happened to Nigerian Movies. I am very happy for you. Keep the flag flying. May Almighty God continue to strengthen you, may he continue to give you more wisdom and knowledge. Go Girl. You rock!


    Happy birthday wishing you many more years of prosperity

  • Aisha Bobby

    I wish you long life and prosperity.#sulia kan,Ayetoro kan# lol..muahh

  • Aisha

    happy birthday to you , I wish you many more years