Funke Akindele may not be your favorite slay queen, fashionista, or street style star. In fact, she’s not even the type of celebrity you’d expect to see at shows during the fashion week but she definitely knows how to crack someone up.

Known for her comic TV series, Jenifa’s Diary, the Nollywood actress has constantly upped the ante when it comes to fashion and ever since she started working with celebrity stylist Mimi Yina, there’s no denying Akindele’s style points has soared up. This isn’t about the red carpet days where she sashayed in front of photographers flaunting floor-grazing dresses but a look at her most recent outfits as she just turned 43 on Monday, August 24.

Within a week or so of her birthday, Akindele posted a series of photos in chic outfits, filling us in on what to expect in the coming years. Here, a look at her fashion life at 43 in 7 looks.

Happy Birthday, Queen Jenifa.  


After receiving countless birthday messages for her 43th birthday celebration, Funke Akindele wore a lace overlay, sheer little black dress to thank her fans.

I ‘m so overwhelmed by the love showered on me yesterday by family, friends colleagues and fans. Thank you for the prayers and well wishes,” she shared alongside the image. 


Akindele posted a series of photos to mark her 43th birthday including a photo of her draped in this lavishly stone embellished dress with fringe detailing.  


Turning 43 in this strange world is no easy feat and Akindele choose a fully and elaborately embroidered short dress to announce her new age. She wore the beautiful confection with a brown wavy hairdo complete with matching stiletto.

Thank you Lord!!!! 43!!!” the actress captioned the photo. “I will Exalt your name OH LORD!! Cheers to many more fruitful years on earth in good health and wealth. AMEN!! #funkeakindelebello.”


Good girl gone bad. While teasing her birthday, Funke Akindele let loose and decided to show off her street style credentials by opting for a jacket, ripped jeans, and chunky boots. A bag was strapped to her body while also sporting a dyed brown hair for the ghetto-inspired look. 


She’s got the swag, the energy and here she is posing up a storm in a denim jacket, overalls and chunky boots for another ghetto-inspired snap to tease her birthday.



Before celebrating her 4th wedding anniversary a few days ago, Akindele ensured that fans was in the loop for something big. She opted for a power dressing wearing a 2-piece composed of embellished jacket and matching pants. 


It’s no secret Funke Akindele has found a great stylist who’s helping the actress to raise her style stakes. The same stylist responsible for actress Ini Edo and a slew of others is none other than Mimi Yina. Here, styling the 43-years-old for a photoshoot, Akindele looked pretty in a ruffled blouse and white pants combo. The look was completed with a short bob, drop earrings, and purple lips.