Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde popularly known as Funke Akindele, born August 24, 1976 in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria is a Nigerian actress. She 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 shot into prominence with the release of her smash hit movie Jenifa where she made over #60 million. Since then, she has become the queen of endorsements with numerous brands using her to advertise their products. Her endorsements include Vitafoam where she got #20 million. Telecoms giant Globacom,,, Klin detergent, Lagos Inland Revenue Service and  Nigeria’s premier detergent, OMO are among those paying the actress mouth-watering money to represent them in our capacity or the other.

She is one of the most successful and influential actress in Nollywood today, she has successfully produced many movies of her own and acted in several others. She is also signed recently as an ambassador of iroko tv. Her movie and television series brought her to a recognisable level of fame and she has since gotten many awards for her role as an actress and a comedy personality. She has contributed in so many ways by the types of messages she passes across with her roles and her acting style. She is a successful business owner and entrepreneur who the younger generation can learn from and look up too while making career choices.