Hard work is doing one’s best but diligence is going beyond one’s best.
Being a super woman is not by being hard-working alone but by being diligent. Funke Akindele is no doubt a diligent, intelligent and strong woman and that’s why she’s this week’s Super Woman.
Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde, popularly known as Funke Akindele a.k.a JENIFA is an award winning actress and movie producer. She boosted her popularity by winning the best actress in a leading role in the African Movie Academy Award with her popular record breaking movie JENIFA.
She was born in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria, and she had her first taste of education in Calabar. She bagged an OND in Mass Communication from Ogun State Polytechnic and a degree in Law from the Univeristy of Lagos. Her first acting that brought Funke to limelight was the popular television series; I NEED TO KNOW. The program raised awareness on need for effective communication between parents, guardians and their child/ward.
JENIFA is been regarded as her best work of all time as an actress and a movie producer. The film received 4 nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2008. In 2015, came the hilarious television series JENIFAS DIARY. Funke Akindele has featured in many Nigerian movies such as; “Isoken”, “Jenifa”, “Maami”, “A Trip to Jamaica” and many more.
She runs a non-governmental organization known as THE JENIFA FOUNDATION, whose aims and objectives involves nurturing talents and acquiring vocational skills. She is happily married to JJC.
Funke Akindele has done tremendously well and is still doing well; she has been able to prove that diligence pays.