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BN Exclusive: “I Feel So Blessed” at 36 – Funke Akindele! Uche Jombo, Tiwa Savage, AY, Kate Henshaw, Eniola Badmus, Kaffy & More Stars at Her Surprise Birthday Party – Photos & Scoop

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Funke Akindele's Surprise 36th Birthday Party - August 2013 - BellaNaija025

Talented, Cheerful and Loving…that’s Everybody’s favourite Jenifa.

On Saturday 24th August 2013, Nollywood star Funke Akindele turned 36.

To celebrate the star actress, her best friend, TV Personality Ariyike Akinbobola and her sister/manager Ayo Ola-Muhammed organised a surprise party for her.

She was called from a movie location in Enugu to attend a Globacom event, which she is one of the ambassadors of the telecommunications company.

On arrival in Lagos, she was lodged into a five star hotel. As she was eventually taken to the venue, she broke down in tears.

After wiping her tears of joy, she said “I feel so honoured, I mean not even at this period. I feel so blessed. I just thank God about my life. And I just have to say this now. For everybody who has come out to celebrate with me, I’m alive and they love me, God bless you all.”

Funke attended the surprise party in a pretty pink sequined top and black pants. She styled the look with a black clutch, silver earrings and a pink ball ring. Long dark locks and neutral lipstick completed the look.

Stars spotted at the event include Tiwa Savage and her beau Tee Billz as well as Kate Henshaw, Uche Jombo, Moses Inwang, Eniola Badmus, DJ Spinall, African China, AY Makun and his wife Mabel, Sexy Steel, Tee Y Mix, Victor Olaotan, Layole Oyatogun and JJC Skillz.

Kate Henshaw serenaded her with a birthday song, which got her a standing ovation, then DJ Spinall played lots of hit tracks.

Funke Akindele’s birthday cake was designed by Cakes by Tosan, which had a Jenifa character dummy as well as Glo, Vitafoam and Olasco Films’ logos. Guests were served cocktail drinks and small chops by IBRO chops.

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Tee Y Mix & Tiwa Savage

Tee Y Mix & Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele & Ariyike Akinbobola

Funke Akindele & Ariyike Akinbobola

Layole Oyatogun, Uche Jombo, Funke Akindele & Kate Henshaw

Layole Oyatogun, Uche Jombo, Funke Akindele & Kate Henshaw

Moses Inwang & Funke Akindele

Moses Inwang & Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele & Eniola Badmus

Funke Akindele & Eniola Badmus

JJC Skillz & Funke Akindele

JJC Skillz & Funke Akindele

Ayo Ola-Mohammed, Victor Olaotan & Funke Akindele

Ayo Ola-Muhammed, Victor Olaotan & Funke Akindele

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DJ Spinall & Funke Akindele

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Tiwa Savage & Layole Oyatogun

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Mabel Makun, Sexy Steel, Funke AKindele & AY Makun

Mabel Makun, Sexy Steel, Funke Akindele & AY Makun

African China, AY Makun, Funke Akindele & Tee Billz

African China, AY Makun, Funke Akindele & Tee Billz

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Uche Jombo, Funke AKindele, Kate Henshaw, Kaffy Shafau-Ameh & Eniola Badmus

Uche Jombo, Funke AKindele, Kate Henshaw, Kaffy Shafau-Ameh & Eniola Badmus

Photo Credit: Shola Creative Photography

*Update: An earlier version of the article captioned Funke Akindele’s image as Tiwa Savage. We sincerely apologize for the error*

50 Comments

  1. Godsluv22

    August 26, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Awww I adore Jeniffer aka Funke……God bless her:)

  2. Anon

    August 26, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    36? Read 37 somewhere else. Anyone it is, all the best.

  3. Autoprincess

    August 26, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    • Autoprincess

      August 26, 2013 at 6:52 pm

      BN, post my comment

    • ij

      August 26, 2013 at 8:12 pm

      lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! na real heyebrowzz

    • aunty

      August 27, 2013 at 1:50 am

      looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

  4. Ok o

    August 26, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Lovely make up

  5. Rumour has it

    August 26, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    These “JJC Skills” guys or whatever they call themselves were just absolutely mimicking d’bang and how he keeps his hands to pose for pictures. Pls be original

    • CarliforniaBawler

      August 27, 2013 at 12:03 pm

      You do know Dbanj started off as one of the guys from ‘JJC and the 419 crew’ back in the day right??

  6. PR

    August 26, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    @36 wow

  7. SassyDiva

    August 26, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Either 36 or 37, she really looks great for that age.

  8. Barbara

    August 26, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Happy birthday Jenifa baby.Wishing you many happy returns of the day.

  9. I am irritated. please keep off!!!

    August 26, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    y is she always hanging on to eniola badmus

    • Just saying...

      August 26, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      hey hey….leave her now….
      y u dey ‘vex’…

    • Msunderstood

      August 26, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      Hanging on to Eniola Badmus? Shuo
      Happy birthday dear.

  10. Fifi

    August 26, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Y is there a child at the pert?irresponsible parent/s msssccvhhheewwww

    • Alero

      August 27, 2013 at 10:58 am

      U spoke my mind… I wondered same.

  11. Fifi

    August 26, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    i meant party

  12. Dutchess

    August 26, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Wats ur beef.. Does she need ur permission on who to hang on to.. Abeg pack well jare..

  13. dlapikin

    August 26, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    whoever captioned these pictures needs to be fired. I see names of people on picture where they are not featured.

  14. princess dee

    August 26, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Happy belated bday Funke..

  15. goldfinch

    August 26, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    She looks so pretty.

  16. amarachi

    August 26, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    HBD funke WULLNP

  17. Onye

    August 26, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    36? I don’t think so.

  18. kenora

    August 27, 2013 at 12:31 am

    happy bday Funke. u look so beautiful.

  19. celine

    August 27, 2013 at 1:19 am

    hbd

  20. Liszt

    August 27, 2013 at 1:37 am

    Thank God she is out of that marriage,see how she is shinning now,to God be the glory.

    • Omo1

      August 27, 2013 at 8:51 am

      Hmmmmmm @ur comment

  21. Mummy Bo

    August 27, 2013 at 5:13 am

    Tiwa looks like she is pregnant.

  22. asgrl

    August 27, 2013 at 6:11 am

    i know they are both beautiful dark skin girls, but please BN, that’s not Tiwa in this picture.

    http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Funke-Akindeles-Surprise-36th-Birthday-Party-August-2013-BellaNaija007-600×519.jpg

  23. T.k

    August 27, 2013 at 8:07 am

    I luv u funke

  24. Harhbeesolar

    August 27, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I couldnt help but be moisture eyed when i saw the pictures……….thank God for friends and family at this period to support her……..i love me some Funke may God continue to bless u,He will bless u with your man soonest!!

    • CarliforniaBawler

      August 27, 2013 at 12:00 pm

      moisture eyed….
      I laugh sotey me sef don dey moisture eyed!

    • Eve82

      August 29, 2013 at 6:52 am

      Lol! Trolling 🙂

  25. Hurperyermie

    August 27, 2013 at 9:38 am

    HBD

  26. Bella

    August 27, 2013 at 10:10 am

    One word, dat guy Moses, mmmmmmmmmmmmmm! please the lady in the white and gold stripe dress – dress ur age! da Hell!!

  27. Jubaoluwa

    August 27, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Funke is glowing…that’s great. I’m quite pleased o see hat

  28. bn lover

    August 27, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    I really love Funke. She is as real as they come. Bless her plenty and many more years!

  29. Chezie

    August 27, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    @rumor has it…. ignorance is a sin and Google is your friend. JJCSKILLZ is a guy not guys. one not two, single not plural. Also pls check ur facts b4 showing ignorance. that’s his signature stance not Dbanj. olodo lolz.

  30. toni

    August 27, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    aww funke is my birthday mate 🙂

  31. babious

    August 27, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    aww,HBD

  32. Goldmyne Entertainment

    August 27, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Congrats

  33. Fravian

    August 27, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    HBD Suliya kan, Ayetoro kan, Jenefa kan……but wait ooooo! ΐƨ it ma eye or its natural? Jenifa ΐƨ luking round everywhere lyk she preg….? Seriously or shez addin weight n ha tummy ΐƨ addin shape?
    Just askin ni oooo b4 u guyz crucify. Av ask google n even surf d internet bt am aint gettin a respond. So dnt tell ♍e google ΐƨ my fwend (lol)

    • .

      August 27, 2013 at 7:05 pm

      she has protruding ribs, and it is HARD to maintain a flat tummy wv that..it takes alot of work. just like beyonce she has dat/

  34. sexy mama

    August 27, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Chai! See grammar.

  35. Ima

    August 27, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    congrats. Unu people please enroll in some gym class or something. Not hating, but you live and work in front of the camera.

  36. Amale

    September 11, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Happy belated bufday. Try and make ursef happy. you are the best

  37. Titi Bolagun

    September 19, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    I thought she was older than that.

  38. Boy chris ewill

    September 28, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    I just like all the stars the i am a model in cameroon you all are beautiful guys okey

  39. Boy chris ewill

    September 28, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Hello wizkid is your boy chris in camroon you are the best okey and i love your stars so much i am a model keep it up my man wizkid and boy chris.

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