Nollywood Star Funke Akindele Takes “Jenifa” To Jamaica And New York With Yet Another Sequel

As if the rave caused by Jenifa part 1, 2 and The Return of Jenifa was not enough, Yoruba Nollywood actress and Producer Funke Akindele-Oloyede, has said that another sequel to the Jenifa movie franchise will soon be out and it will be about the trip of her alter ego – Jenifa to Jamaica and New York.

Funke Akindele made this known on Channels Television weekend breakfast show: Sunrise Saturday, where she was the Artiste of the week.

Jenifa, a very successful movie about the plight and antics of a village girl schooling in a major city will have the fourth sequel which will be about Jenifa’s international exploit.

According to her, the movie was shot in Caribbean Island of Jamaica and in New York.

She also revealed that another TV series titled ‘Season 3’ will also hit the airwaves soon and the shooting of the series will commence in a few months.

While answering questions on the show, Funke revealed her series of inspiration for the story Jenifa and how everyday conversations of ordinary Nigerians were the source of the now famous slang and clichés used in the movie.

The newly wedded actress also spoke about how she’s slowed down her acting pace to give room for the home front and how she’s setting up a school of drama to help upcoming actors to hone their skill with requisite training.

Akindele worked in television before switching to cinema, becoming known for her teenage starring role in the family-oriented Nigerian television TV series “I Need to Know,” However, it was the movie Jenifer that gave her the major break in her career bringing her multi million Naira endorsements deals from Glo Telecommunication, FIRS amongst others.

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