10 May 2016

I'm tired of Jenifa's Diary, But the show must go on: Funke Akindele


Award winning Nollywood star actress cum producer, Funke Akindele, says she is tired of writing, playing the lead character and also assisting director in her popular comedy TV show, Jenifa’s Diary, but assures her numerous fans that despite the fact that she is tired, she still does not see Jenifa’s Diary coming to an end as she will keep giving them latest versions of the comedy series.

In her recent chat with Vanguard, she said, “We have actually filmed the fifth season but we are airing the fourth right now and we would soon begin shooting the sixth season. I must confess that I am tired because it is not easy writing, playing the lead character, assisting the director and also supervising the whole project. It is not easy writing a comedy script but each time I want to put it to rest, people tell me that the last season was lovely and they keep asking what would be happening in seasons to come. They still want to see more because everyone loves  Jenifa. I believe that  Jenifa  is a brand that has come to stay because we use her as a vessel to pass  messages across to young people. I use the character to highlight some problems the youths face and also proffer solutions to these problems. I don’t  see Jenifa’s Dairy  coming to an end,”

According to her, “Being an actor/actress is not easy not to talk of being a comedian/comedienne. It is really difficult to think of something fresh and new. When I started  Jenifa’s Diary, I knew I had to start the story afresh because some people did not see the movie. I was concerned about how I was going to do something totally different from the movie. When it was time to shoot Season 2, I felt I had to move away from what I did in Season 1 and that was the same dilemma I faced in Season 3″, she concluded.

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