Funke Akindele


Funke Akindele Bello has joined forces with EbonyLife for her directorial debut, Your Excellency.

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Funke Akindele has always passed social commentary in everything she’s involved with, right from her breakout in I Need To Know. This time, with “Your Excellency”, she’s taking on the political landscape and adding her signature brand of humour to the pertinent subject matter.

Speaking about the film’s synopsis, Mo Abudu said:

“Your Excellency tells the story of Chief Olalekan Ajadi, a bumbling, billionaire businessman and failed presidential candidate, who is obsessed with Donald Trump.

Just when his campaign looks set to be another disaster, Ajadi is anointed by a major party and becomes a credible contender – all through the power of social media.”

Your Excellency boasts a star-studded cast that includes Lala Akindoju, Eku Edewor, Alexx Ekubo, Osas Ighodalo, Ini Dima-Okojie, Deyemi Okanlawon, Chigul and Helen Paul.

Check out some BTS shots below:

(Photo: EbonyLife Film)

(Photo: EbonyLife Film)


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Nigerian celebrities, Funke Akindele Bello and Tiwa Savage are the richest female Nigerian celebrities on Instagram.

According to the Instagram Rich List 2019, Akindele at 45th position is the richest female Nigerian celebrity globally with over 8 million followers and earns 50,500 dollars which is (over 18 million Naira).

Singer, Tiwa Savage who follows closely at 48th position is second richest with over 7.5 million followers, earning 47,200 dollars (17 million Naira).

The list, compiled by Instagram scheduling tool HopperHQ, shows that billionaire entrepreneur, Kylie Jenner with Instagram followers of 141 million, is the world’s richest entertainer, has a worth of $1,226,000 per post.

Singer and actress, Ariana Grande is second on the list with an Instagram followership of 158.4 million and a worth of $996,000 per post to emerge second ahead of Ronaldo.

Kim Kardashian is fourth on the list, followed by Selena Gomez in fifth position and Beyonce in the seventh position.

See list below

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Dettol unveiled Funke Akindele as the brand ambassador and major driver of the Clean Naija initiative on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The initiative, aims to create awareness, educate and drive behavioural change among Nigerians in order to achieve a cleaner nation through the continuous habit of handwashing.

As an advocate for healthy living, Funke has indicated her commitment to educating Nigerians on the best hygiene practice through the Clean Naija initiative, which will ultimately help build healthier lives and happier homes.

Speaking at the event, Funke revealed that as a new Mother, she has come to appreciate the need for improved hygiene practices and that the campaign will help sensitize Nigerians on its health benefits.

The General Manager, RB West Africa, Mr. Dayanand Sriram who was particularly excited and enthused about the partnership also noted that having recorded success in various selfless activities, Funke Akindele has been a worthy role model and an inspiration for all Nigerians.

The initiative comes at a critical time, as Nigeria has been ranked amongst the top nations that bear a significant portion of the global disease burden and high under-5 mortality rates with over 150,000 children dying yearly.

Many of these diseases, such as diarrhoea can be prevented by proper hand washing habits and wide scale hygiene education. This is a major motivation for the setting up of the Clean Naija Initiative.

See more photos from the event below.

Dettol Announces Funke Akindele As Brand Ambassador
Dettol Announces Funke Akindele As Brand Ambassador
Dettol Announces Funke Akindele As Brand Ambassador
Dettol Announces Funke Akindele As Brand Ambassador
Dettol Announces Funke Akindele As Brand Ambassador
Dettol Announces Funke Akindele As Brand Ambassador
Dettol Announces Funke Akindele As Brand Ambassador
Dettol Announces Funke Akindele As Brand Ambassador
Dettol Announces Funke Akindele As Brand Ambassador
Dettol Announces Funke Akindele As Brand Ambassador
Dettol Announces Funke Akindele As Brand Ambassador
Dettol Announces Funke Akindele As Brand Ambassador

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Nollywood actress and producer, Funke Akindele-Bello, has just hit 4million followers on Instagram. This makes her the first Nigerian actress to attain that in the movie industry.

She is also the first female celebrity in Nigeria to attain that number of Instagram followers beating the likes of tiwa savage, yemi alade,Genevieve Nnaji etc.

The actress took to her instagram page to appreciate fans. She wrote;

Wow!!!! 4M followers on Instagram!!! Thanks to all my followers. I really appreciate all my fans for their support and kind words. God bless you all. I will be giving out some lovely gifts to celebrate this. Watch this space…

She shared:

Nollywood is wearing a new feminine look and we are loving it! These awesome breed of female filmmakers are giving life to the Nigerian film industry and pushing film beyond its limits. We call them the table turners! They inspire us and we can’t help but celebrate them.

  1. Tope Oshin Ogun

She is a foremost filmmaker who prides herself as an Amaka’s kin. She kicked off her career as an actor and now sits as one of the most highly regarded and influential female directors in Nollywood. Her most respected works include box office record breaking movie Fifty, Journey to Self, Till Death Do Us Part, Hope and popular TV series such as Tinsel and Hotel Majestic. She is indeed giving the male folks a run for their money.


  1. Kemi Adetiba

Kemi is Nollywood’s latest superwoman! She made a ground breaking entrance into the film industry by directing 2016’s most watched and talked about romantic comedy, The Wedding Party. She is popularly known for her award winning directorial skills in music videos. She is a fierce visionary and we can’t wait to see what’s next up her sleeves.

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  1. Blessing Effiom Egbe

Blessing is successfully carving a name for herself as one whose films we can always anticipate. She is a model turned actress, award winning producer and CEO of B’Concept Network Production. Some of her film releases include Two Brides and a Baby, One Room, This Thing Called Love, Iquo’s Journal, popular series Lekki Wives and much anticipated The Women.

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  1. Stephanie Linus

Stephanie is more than just the looks. The model-turned-actress and producer has carved a spot for herself as one of the most inspiring filmmakers in Nollywood. In 2015, she got film lovers and critics gushing about her self-directed movie, Dry, where she strongly kicked against the societal abuse of the girl-child. The movie won her commendations from international film bodies as well as global awards.


  1. Omoni Oboli

Omoni makes us keep wanting more. When it comes to acting and directing, she makes the best of both worlds. She made her directorial debut with her 2014 movie, Being Mrs Elliot, which won her ELOY Awards’ Big Screen Actress of the year. Since then, there’s been no looking back. Her most recent film exploits include Wives on Strike, The First Lady and Okafor’s Law.


  1. Michelle Bello

She has had her feet in TV and music productions. Her first self-produced and directed 2007 feature film Small Boy got two nominations at the American Black Film Festival and two awards at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. Her second 2013 feature film Flower Girl won the ‘Best African Film’ at the 2013 Black International Film Festival and ‘Favourite New Nollywood Film’ at the UK Screen Nation Film and Television Awards 2014. It also earned her the ‘trailblazer’ award at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.

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  1. Funke Akindele Bello

She is definitely one of Nollywood’s favourite female producers. In 1998, she made her acting debut in United Nations’ Sponsored TV Series I Need to Know. By 2009, she got her major industry break through the production of her award winning highly hilarious movie Jenifa. At present, she writes, co-directs and produces Jenifa’s Diary, a TV series and sequel to Jenifa, which is enjoying massive audience view in and outside the country.


  1. Mildred Okwo

She is a foremost film producer and critic. She has made quite a stay for herself in the industry and has become known for her excellently creative way of telling the typical Nigerian story through film. She serves as a member of the Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee. Her directorial exploits include multiple award winning romantic-comedy film, The Meeting and the recently released film Surul’ere.

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  1. Mary Remmy Njoku

The actress turned filmmaker took Nollywood by a bang in 2016 with the twin launch of her Film Studio, Rok, and SKY TV Channel, Rok on Sky. The Channel which prides itself as airing ‘awesome originals’ aims to promote African story contents to the world. The studio’s popular productions include TV series such as Husbands of Lagos, Bloodline and Single Ladies. She is definitely set to take Nollywood places.

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This year’s  African Magic Viewers Choice Awards took place last week Saturday and below are the outstanding women who went home with awards!

She won the best actress in a drama (Hush)

She won the trailblazer award.


She won the best actress in a comedy (Hustle)



She won the best supporting actress


She won two awards. The best actress in a comedy and the best TV show (Jenifa’s Diary)


She won the best actress in a drama.

The United We Stand campaign is an effort to raise awareness about the rampant issue of counterfeiting, intellectual property theft and piracy in Nigeria.

Spread across many industries, it brings together all who continue to deal with these issues that not only affects their revenue, but also the purity and integrity of their hard work in creating their products.

Date: Friday, February 24th, 2017.
Time: 11.00 am.
Venue: Filmhouse Cinemas, off Bisola Durosinmi Etti Drive, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

Alongside renowned beauty entrepreneurs Tara Fela-Durotoye of House of Tara International and Oke Maduewesi of Zaron Cosmetics, members of the campaign collective include Funke Akindele-Bello, representing the entertainment industry and their struggle against intellectual property theft and illegal re-distribution; Temitayo Eyitayo of 24 Apparel standing in the gap for the producers of branded clothing and consumer goods fighting counterfeiting; Uzo Uzeoke sharing Emzor Pharmaceuticals’ battle against counterfeit medication and other products in the healthcare and wellness sector; and media entrepreneur Chude Jideonwo speaking on the widespread issue as it persists and affects us all across all sectors and social classes, both as creators and consumers.

The Hon. Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar will deliver the keynote address to social influencers, entrepreneurs, small business owners and corporate body representatives, who have been invited to a stakeholder meeting towards finding a solution to these problems.

A moving documentary starring members of the campaign collective was directed by Kemi Adetiba and will also be screened at the meeting. In it, they recollect the journey from building their business to discovering their work is being illegally copied.

The campaign is a stand against injustice, imploring the Nigerian public to take the extra steps to preserve hard work and to ensure consumer safety. It is also a call for government and regulators to provide an enabling environment for businesses to thrive, and to encourage a change in consumer behaviour.