Funke Akindele breaks down in tears on her 36th birthday, as Nollywood star actresses storm venue


In order to give the Nollywood star actress Funke Akindele, a befitting 36th birthday celebration, TV Personality Ariyike Akinbobola and her sister/manager Ayo Ola-Muhammed organized a sumptuous and surprise party for her.

Funke, who was invited from a movie location in Enugu to a Globacom event as its Ambassador was met with big surprises when on arrival in Lagos, she was checked into a five star hotel, where Ariyike Akinbobola and Ayo Ola-Muhammed had chosen for Funke’s birthday.

On discovering her 36th birthday had been planned and prepared without her knowledge, Funke broke down in tears, saying “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, who was introduced into the surprise party in her honour, wore a pretty pink sequined top, silver earrings and a pink ball ring.

While Kate Henshaw lightened her with a birthday song, then DJ Spinall played lots of hit tracks.

Funke Akindele’s birthday cake which had a Jenifa character dummy as well as Glo, Vitafoam and Olasco Films’ logos was designed by Tosan,

Stars spotted at the event included Tiwa Savage and her beau Tee Billz, 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.

Guests were served cocktail drinks and small chops by IBRO chops.


  1. Wao! that was really a surprise birthday party. Ariyike Akinbobola and Ayo Ola-Muhammed must be commended for this ambush party…Happy birthday, Funke!

  2. crying has become a mere exercise in the Nigerian film industry…How could she just start crying for a surprise part? Let her cry the more


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