Top 10 Funke Akindele movies

Top 10 Funke Akindele Movies

Funke Akindele is an A-list Nigerian actress popularly known as Jenifa. Her role as Jenifa has won her many awards in the Nigerian entertainment industry, in which she played in Jenifa, The Return of Jenifa, and Jenifa’s Diary (TV series). She recently produced another blockbuster, “A Tribe Called Judah”, where she acted as Jedidah Judah. In this article, we’ll briefly review the top 10 Funke Akindele movies and let you know what’s interesting about each of them.

1. A Tribe Called Judah

A Tribe Called Judah

Even though “A Tribe Called Judah” is Funke Akindele’s latest release, it has turned-out to be the most talked about and highest-grossing movie in Nigeria. She dedicated the movie to her late mother and it depicts part of her mother’s life.

A Tribe Called Judah revolves around a single mother and her five children; Ejiro Judah (Olumide Oworu), Adamu Judah (Uzee Usman), Emeka Judah (Jide Kene Achufusi), Shina Judah (Tobi Makinde), and Pere Judah (Timini Egbuson).

Funke played as their mother, Jedidah, who made them running helter-skelter looking for money to treat her chronic kidney disease. As a result, they considered robbing someone of dollars. Thinking who was their victim and whether he was able to recover his money? Watch this blockbuster now to find out.

This movie also features Genoveva Uneh, Ibrahim Yekini, Fathia Balogun, and Yvonne Jegede.

2. Battle on Buka Street

Battle on Buka Street is one of Funke Akindele’s most recent movies. She produced the movie, alongside FilmOne Studio and Nicole Ofoegbu. Funke Akindele played the role of Yejide in Battle on Buka Street.

The movie revolves around a highly patronized buka in a local community. The restaurant was run with the help of her mother, Asake, who cooked the meals.

Yejide had to compete in the business with her step-sister..The movie also stars Sola Sobowale, Mercy Johnson, Nkem Owoh, Femi Jacobs, Kelvin Ikeduba, and Tina Mba.

3. Omo Ghetto

Omo Ghetto

Funke Akindele produced Omo Ghetto 1 & 2, in which she played the role of Ayomide/Lefty. The part one was released on October 24, 2010, while the part two was released on December 25, 2020.

The film revolves around societal vices by a women-dominated gang, which Lefty was part of. It depicts crime, family, and sisterhood.

4. Jenifa


If you’ve watched Funke Akindele’s Jenifa movie, you will know that she started the Jenifa’s Diary TV series because of its huge success.

Jenifa is a Nollywood Yoruba comedy movie produced in 2008. The movie stars Funke as Jenifa, Ronke Odusanya, Iyabo Ojo, Mosunmola Filani, Eniola Badmus, Tope Adebayo, and Ireti Osayemi. It was nominated for four Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009, of which she won the Best Actress in a Leading Role for her leading role in this movie.

5. Moms at War

Moms At War

Moms at War is a 2018 Nollywood English movie available for streaming on Prime Video. Funke Akindele played the role of Olaide Adetola in this blockbuster movie directed by Omoni Oboli. The storyline of this movie depicts sisterhood, friendship, and bonding against all odds.

It revolves around two mothers living in the same neighborhood but are their worst enemies. However, their children attended the same school and both family’s kids topped their class.

6. Maami


Even though Maami was produced more than a decade ago, it is one of the top 10 Funke Akindele movies. It was produced by Tunde Kelani, one of the most popular movie producers in Nigeria.

Starring Funke Akindele, Olumide Bakare, and Wole Ojo (starred as Kashimawo), Maami depicts an international football player, coming to terms with his traumatic childhood experience and reminiscing his mother’s endless love for him, despite all odds.

7. Chief Daddy

Chief Daddy

Funke Akindele played the role of Tinu Beecroft, one of the billionaire Chief Beecroft’s daughters, in Chief Daddy. The part one of the Chief Daddy movie was released in 2018. It depicts the aftermath of the demise of a billionaire and benefactor to a large extended family, alongside several mistresses. Trouble then arises concerning his will and who will inherit his wealth.

The movie also stars Joke Silva, Zainab Balogun, Ini Edo, Kate Henshaw, Rachael Oniga, Linda Ejiofor, Dakore Akande, Bisola Aiyeola, Shaffy Bello, Falz, and Bose Lepacious. It was directed by Niyi Akinmolayan.

8. Dwindle


Ever seen Funke Akindele played the role of a cop, if you haven’t, then you’re probably yet to watch Dwindle. Dwindle is a 2021 Nollywood Comedy/Thriller English movie, in which she starred as Officer Tolani.

It revolves around two friends, Buta and Sogo, who hijack a car and use it as a cab. They later got into trouble when they met some assassins who just abducted the state’s governor.

9. Your Excellency

Your Excellency

Funke Akindele herself directed this Nollywood Comedy/Drama produced in 2019. She played one of its lead roles as Kemi Ajadi. Its other cast includes Akin Lewis, Eku Edewor, Alex Ekubo, Deyemi Okanlawon, Ini Dima-Okojie, Helen Paul, Falz, Kemi Lala Akindoju, and Toni Tones.

Your Excellency tells the story of a Presidential candidate who just lost his election and was obsessed with the United States President, Donald Trump. This blockbuster is available for streaming on Netflix.

10. A Trip to Jamaica

A Trip to Jamaica

Funke starred as Bola in A Trip to Jamaica, a 2016 Nollywood English comedy drama produced by Ayo Makun in 2016. The movie also features Ayo Makun and Nse Ikpe Etim.

It starts with Akpos (played by Ayo Makun) proposing to Bola through a live telecast, in which she accepted. They then decided to go on a fun trip to the United States and later had to visit Jamaica.

Wrap Up

Now that you’ve discovered the top ten (10) Funke Akindele movies, feel free to start streaming them one after the other. Grab a popcorn and watch them on your smartphone, tablet, or personal computer and make sure you have enough data for streaming.

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