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Funke Akindele Emerges as Lagos Governorship Candidate’s Deputy 

Popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele a.k.a Jenifa, has been nominated as one of the potential running mates to the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) governorship candidate, Alhaji Abdulaziz Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor. 

The Lagos State PDP chapter’s official shortlist of candidates included the name of the actress as number two. 

Also Read: Tonto Dikeh Emerges ADC Deputy Governorship Candidate in Rivers State

Other shortlisted names include the former governorship aspirant, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour; former Senatorial candidate for Lagos East, Yeye Shobajo, another governorship aspirant, David Kolawole Vaughan known as DAKOVA, and Engr. Teslim Balogun. 

Actress Funke’s political inclusion follows that of her colleague, Tonto Dikeh, who was selected as her party’s 2023 Deputy Governorship candidate in Rivers State earlier last week. 

Amazing Things About Funke Akindele 

Akindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotunde born (24 August 1977) popularly known, as Funke Akindele or Jenifa is a Nigerian film actress and producer. 

Akindele starred in the sitcom I Need to Know from 1998 to 2002, and in 2009, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. 

Funke Akindele played the lead role in the show Jenifa’s Diary, for which she was named the Best Actress in a Comedy at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards. 

However, she is the second of three children (two girls and one boy). Her mother is a medical doctor while her father is a retired school principal. 

She obtained an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Mass Communication from the former Ogun State Polytechnic, now known as Moshood Abiola Polytechnic. She also earned a Law degree from the University of Lagos. 

 

 

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