“My time is here” – Funke Akindele excited over her new achievement, Her husband, JJC Skillz, Mercy Aigbe, Nkechi Blessing and others celebrate with her (PHOTOS)


Funke Akindele has been listed on Forbes ‘100 Icons from Africa and in reaction, she announced that her time is here.

Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele

She was listed alongside Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Omotola Ekeinde, Genevieve Nnaji, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Mr Eazi, and the Director General of the World Trade Organization, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala..

Sharing the News on Instagram moments ago, Funke Akindele wrote “Been filming and writing back to back and then @swankyjerry sent this to me like “Sis, you never see?” Thanks swanky. I’m so honored. Thanks @forbesafrica#hardworkpays#keepmoving#yourtimeishere#dontgiveup”

According to Forbes, the list was curated from Hollywood exports and Grammy artists to award-winning ideas that can save the world.

It also stated that the list is a way of “celebrating those whose ideas, inventions, and influential role models have aided Africa’s growth over the last decade.”

Forbes on its official Twitter handle, @Forbesafrica, alongside the list wrote, “This is a way of celebrating those also with the award-winning ideas that had defined the African continent and influential role models that have spelt Africa’s growth over the last decade.”

Forbes described Burna Boy in the publication as one of the biggest and most successful African artists on this continent. While Genevieve was described as the trailblazer of Nollywood.

Funke Akindele and Husband, JJC Skillz
Funke Akindele and Husband, JJC Skillz

In reaction to the news, JJC gushed about his talented wife, revealing how super proud he is about her latest achievement.

Sharing the photo of his wife enlisted as Forbes 100 Icons, he wrote;

”I’m so excited ? Congratulations my love @funkejenifaakindele Thanks to @forbesafrica for the recognition. Hard work pays. #wemove #proudhusband #bellos”

Reacting to this in the comment section of the post on Instagram,

@nkechiblessingsunday wrote “Very well deserved”

@realmercyaigbe wrote “Congratulations darling”

@iambimbothomas wrote “You’re worth even more, hard worker aiye. May God continue to strengthen you. And us all”

@zubbymichael wrote “Ahead ahead… General mama”

@swankyjerry wrote “Congratulations biggest African star in Hollywood … it’s plenty …. you deserve this and more … you are a whole ICON”