Funmi Holder is a famous Nigerian Actress, Producer, Writer, and Entrepreneur. Funmi is a beautiful, talented, and highly creative woman which is evident in her movies. She is versatile and has played different roles with utmost professionalism which has earned her a lot of admiration from fans as well as her colleagues.
Funmi has both written and produced exceptional movies. She is one of the few celebrities who has shared little to no information about themselves to the media. Funmi said acting is her passion and she loves it but she is not in it for the fame, hence it is not sure if she has personal social media accounts.
Funmi Holder was born and raised in Lagos State, Nigeria. Her state of origin is Osun state, the South-Western part of the nation. Her month and year of birth are unknown. Funmi has three older brothers who are all medical practitioners. Other Information about her life and family growing up is undisclosed.
Funmi is a very private person and most of her fans can attest to that fact, she has successfully kept some information about her personal life private for more than a decade, information about her primary and secondary education is part of what she has kept away from the media, however, Funmi is an alumnus of the University of Ibadan Oyo state, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Botany. Funmi in an interview said she applied to study Medicine but unfortunately she was given provisional admission to study Chemistry the following year when she could not cope, she switched her course of study to Botany.
How Funmi’s Career Started.
Funmi’s love for acting started when she was in secondary school where she got engaged in the school drama group and cultural events. Funmi started her career as an actress in 2003 while she was still a student at the University of Ibadan although she was a science student studying Botany her love for Arts never withered. She will travel from Ibadan, Oyo state to Lagos state for auditions daily. Her passion and dedication paid off when she got her first major role, in the movie titled “Bound by Destiny” the movie was produced by Madu Chikwendu, this role brought her to the spotlight and she has built her career on it. Her continuous hard work and commitment since 2003 have helped improve her portfolio.
IMPORTANT LIFE EVENTS
After her debut movie in 2003, she has starred in several movies which can be said to have played major roles in her career. The major game-changer in her career is getting a cast in the television series Tinsel where she played the character “Amaka Ade Williams” in the series. In 2016 Funmi Holder successfully produced her first movie “The Grudge” which featured many A-list actors in Nollywood like; Ireti Doyle, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Odunlade Adekola among others. She has several movie productions credited to her name.
Since she has started her career as an actress she has featured in quite a lot of movies and has produced noteworthy movies that the audience can’t seem to have enough of, some of the movies she produced and or featured in are;
- The Grudge
- The Cock-Tale Poison
- Efunsetan Aniwura
- Made in Cambridge
- Try and See
- African Queen
- My Fiance
- After the Promise
- Eating With the Devil
- Too Late to Claim
- Angels Forever
- Be my Val
- Bandit Girl
- The Black Soul
- Foreign Base
- Naked Sin
- Ultimate Risk
- Winning Your Love
- Endless Lies
Funmi is an achiever and her years of hard work and impeccable work ethic have earned her recognition in the Nigerian entertainment industry, she has a series of award nominations, most recent is her nomination for the Best African Female Filmmaker Award at the Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival in 2020.
Funmi Holder’s net worth is estimated to be $400,000, making her one of the richest women in Nollywood.
Other Interesting Facts
Funmi Holder is not married but she is in a relationship that she has kept private.
Funmi has been known to not wear revealing clothes and the roles she accepts depend on whether it requires her to wear something revealing.
She also loves traveling and she has visited more than 20 countries, learning their cultures and she intends to visit more.