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Why People Love The Character ‘Jenifa’ So Much – Funke Akindele

Why People Love The Character ‘Jenifa’ So Much – Funke Akindele

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Star actress, Funke Akindele-Bello, has said that she never saw herself becoming this great when she started her acting career with the popular series, ‘I Need To Know’.

She was a guest on this week’s CNN ‘African Voices’, where she discussed her being a celebrated actress, her popular character ‘Jenifa’ and her latest project, “Industreet”.

“When I started ‘I Need To Know’, I never thought I would be this celebrated. I was 20 years old then. When I shot the pilot I just wanted to do it, I wanted to showcase my God-given talent. I remember the director telling me I was overacting because I was excited about it,” she said.

On ‘Jenifa’ she attributed the love that Nigerians have for the funny character to her never-say-die personality which exemplifies the Nigerian spirit.

Funke said, “Jenifa is witty, she’s crazy, she’s a go getter, she doesn’t want to take no for an answer and I think I have that – I don’t want to take no for an answer“.

Her new music-oriented show “Industreet” makes its debut today, Friday, May 26, 2017.

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