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AMVCA 2017 Funke Akindele wins Best Actress in a Comedy

Funke Akindele beat Uche Jombo, Omoni Oboli, Chioma Chukwuka, Tina Mba and Dineo Moekets to win the award.

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Funke Akindele-Bello play

Funke Akindele-Bello


Funke Akindele has won the Best Actress in a Comedy at the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

The actress beat Tina Mba - Meet the In-Laws, Uche Jombo - Wives on Strike, Dineo Moeketsi - Mrs Right Guy, Chioma Akpotha - Wives on Strike, Funke Akindele - A Trip to Jamaica and Omoni Oboli - Wives on Strike.

"Jenifa's Diary" play

"Jenifa's Diary"


The series which is currently in its ninth season on Television stars Akindele as the titular character; a secondary school dropout turned hairdresser, who lives in a backwater town called Aiyetoro.

Over the years, the character has grown from a naive girl in Aiyetoro to a student in Lagos, and a hustler in London.

The character Jenifa and the TV series "Jenifa's Diary" is one of the  most successful and sensational character/show to slide across our TV screens in 10 years.


"Jenifer's Diary" also won the Best TV series at the 2017 AMVCA.

Akindele's win is her second in two consecutive years.

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