Nollywood actress, producer writer and entrepreneur, Funke Akindele popularly known as ‘Jenifa’ has bagged two awards at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards for Best Television Series and Best Actress In A Comedy (Movie/Tv Series) for her famous series ‘Jenifas Diary’.
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 to win the highly coveted award.
When giving her acceptance speech, the over joyed victor thanked the organizers, her fans, management/team, and also acknowledged her husband’s support and care.
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.
Akindele’s win is her second in two consecutive years.