Name: Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde Address: 7, Ebun street, Abule Oja, Yaba, Lagos State
Date of Birth: 24th August, 1976
Marital Status: Single
State of Origin: Ikorodu, Lagos State
Languages Spoken: Yoruba and English
Academic and Actors School, Grace Children School, Gbagada, Lagos state, Lagos State Model Colleg, Igbo Kuta, Ikorodu, Ogun State Polytechnic Ojere, Abeokuta (Mass Com), University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba (Law).
My growing up was wonderful. Though a bit of rascality but my parents were there to put me on the right path. I have an elder sister and two younger ones; a boy and a girl. I’m the 2nd born. I grew up in Folagoro, Lagos. My parents are Mr. & Mrs. (Dr.) Akindele and my siblings include Akinkunle, Abimbola and Ayoola.
I started as an I.T. Student with Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) and my first earning was N5,000. I vet the advertisements before it is placed on air.
Liz Benson was a major inspiration in me getting into the movie industry. My first major role was an act as ‘Bisi’, a teenager undergoing sex education. In a TV series called “I need to know” sponsored by United Nations.
[Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde]
My success so far can be attributed to constant practice and so far, I have acted in many films but some notable ones include Altlanta, Final whistle, Egg of life, Ojo ketala, Okan Soso, Big Boys.
These roles can be sometimes very demanding as it requires proper study of the scripts and rapid ability to get into characters. But you see, I have the best crew at location giving the film the quality that attract lots of admirers across the globe.
Acting is interesting and getting more and more lucrative, so there’s not been any major reason why I’d have quit. Besides, there is the joy that I am exhibiting what God has given to me. I do some producing and that requires more effort but as an actress you only go there to act. Producing is also very good anyway as it makes one versatile in the sense that it gives additional to what one does.
I would like to add more international feathers to my wings, shooting with other artists in the movie making countries. I also look forward to better improvements and high technical and international standards for Nollywood. In my spare time, I work on the computer. I also enjoy listening to R & B, rap and Gospel. R. Kelly music. My movie idols include Wesley Snipes, Samuel L. Jackson.
I hope all my fans keep loving me and appreciating me. And I will always love and appreciate in return. I will continue the good works I have been doing, making them happy and entertained. Have a great day!
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