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'Jenifa' Movie to return as drama series

Remember the popular Yoruba movie 'Jenifa'? Lead character Funke Akindele is set to bring back the comedy movie 'Jenifa' to screens as drama series.

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Nollywood actress Funke Akindele is set to recall her popular and award winning movie 'Jenifa' as a drama series. 

The educational and entertaining movie which is produced by Funke Akindele, tells the story of 'Suliat' a young  ‘village girl’ with aspirations to make it big in the city.

Her quest for identity drives her to committing different crimes, thus the birth of a new 'Suliat' in the person of JENIFA.

'Jenifa' movie stars Banky W, Kaffy, Eldee, Freeze, Eniola Badmus, Yinka Quadri, Wizkid, Antar Olaniyan, Mercy Aigbe, Ronke Oshodi Oke, Denrele Edun, CD John, Helen Paul, Naeto C, Omawumi, DJ Zeez and many others.

According to Funke Akindele, the 'Jenifa' film will be recalled as a TV series.

"I actually wanted the character to take a deserving rest but I’m amazed that many years after, the Jenifa’s character still resonates. Anywhere I go, it is welcome, and people love to see, hear that part of Jenifa in me. I want to believe that my portrayal of Jenifa this time will be loved more by the viewers of the drama series.

There will be more chemistry with co-actors. I must quickly add that a good number of actors in the original Jenifa are involved; alongside new faces and that will be the highlight of the show." - Funke Akindele said.

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