Funke Akindele, Lolo1 'Jenifa Diary' actors are television's new besties

Their friendship is enough to inspire envy as they stick together through the good times and the bad.

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Funke Akindele, JJC, Shina Peters attend final screening of sitcom play

Funke Akindele, JJC, Shina Peters attend final screening of sitcom

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If you haven’t been paying attention, you should know that television has got two new best friends - Jenifa and Adaku played by Funke Akindele and Lolo1 whose real name is Omotunde Adebowale David.

The last couple of years has seen us all fall deeply in love with Akindele for her comical role on TV comedy series “Jenifa’s Diary” and now even though we’ve always known Lolo1 from radio, her presence on the series sees her becoming one of the most beloved characters.

Jenifa’s Diary

Jenifa and Adaku in new video play

Jenifa and Adaku in new video

 

July 2015 saw Lolo1 join “Jenifa’s Diary” with a recurring role as ‘ Adaku’ in the series. While Toyo had always been Jenifa’s best friend right from season one, season three saw another friendship brewing when Adaku, a stylist at the hair saloon Jenifa worked at joined the series.

FalzThe Bahdguy  and Wazobia FM OAP,  Lolo 1 . spotted on set of Funke Akindele's 'Jenifa's Diary.'   play

FalzThe Bahdguy and Wazobia FM OAP, Lolo 1. spotted on set of Funke Akindele's 'Jenifa's Diary.'

 

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In the series, both women clash, constantly point out each others’ flaws but as time goes on, they both build a tight bond of friendship and accept each other’s imperfections including Jenifa’s aspirations for more and Adaku’s love for food.

Jenifa in London

"Jenifa's Diary" play

"Jenifa's Diary"

 

As the series set moves to another location, Adaku proves her solidarity for Jenifa is a ride or die one. When Jenifa gets the chance to get to London, she takes Adaku along on her new adventure.

When they soon find that all that glitters is not gold, the fact they have each other is what keeps them going. Their friendship is enough to inspire envy as they stick together through the good times and the bad.

Off screen

Funke Akindele and Lolo1 play

Funke Akindele and Lolo1

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Having seen their awesome chemistry on screen, it was only right Akindele and Lolo1 made the decision to take their acts off screen.

On December 12, 2016, the two ladies played co-hosts at King Sunny Ade’s Sunny On Sunday concert commemorating the 70th birthday ceremony of Juju music icon.

No matter what they are working on, it seems Akindele and Lolo1 always support each other - especially in individual projects.

UK premiere of "Jenifa in London" play

UK premiere of "Jenifa in London"

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Earlier this year when “Jenifa in London” premiered in the United Kingdom, in November, Lolo joined Akindele to host fans in London despite the premiere dates being close to her annual comedy show in Nigeria, ‘Oga Madam’.

The two ladies also used their “Jenifa Diary” characters to promote Lolo’s show with a skit where Jenifa threatens to release Adaku’s sex tape.

With their comical banter, animated conversations and silly antics whenever you think of TV friendships, Adaku and Jenifa will always come to mind. (We wonder what Toyo baby thinks about this?)

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