‘Gbogbo Bigs Girls’ Funke Akindele Returns in September with ‘The Return of Jenifa’
|FUNKE AKINDELE AND LANRE DABIRI|
When the first of the Jenifa movies ‘Jenifa’ was released in 2009, it
was like a breath of fresh air in Nollywood and though the cinema
culture was not as pronounced then as it is now, a lot of people were
receptive to the movie locally and internationally and official and
unofficial records reveal that the movie sold over 8million copies.
While some speculated, that Funke Akindele was only lucky with
‘Jenifa’, she reproduced the success in ‘Omo Ghetto’, the hilarious
movie that portrayed Jenifa as ‘Omo Olomo’ born by ‘Baba oni baba’.
Convinced that Funke Akindele is good at what she does, movie lovers
in and out of Nigeria cannot wait for the arrival of ‘The Return of
Jenifa’, the latest of the Jenifa movies.
After a successful shoot in and out of the country, ‘The Return of
Jenifa’ is all set to be premiered at the Muscon centre in Lagos come
September 23, 2011 and will be arriving in cinemas across the country
on that day. It has also confirmed that ‘The Return of Jenifa’ will be
premiered in United States and
An enthralling and exciting movie, ‘The Return of Jenifa’ has already
attracted the support of big wig brands like Lagos State government,
Globacom; an African telecommunication industry and so many other
cooperate bodies are in talks with the producer and management of the
Promising to be the best of the Jenifa movies, ‘The Return of Jenifa’
features music and movie stars like Antar Laniyan, Eldee the Don,
Banky W, Denrele, Iyabo Ojo, Ireti Osayemi, Helen Paul, Late Comedian
CD John, Omawunmi, Yinka Quadri and many more.
Directed by DJ Tee of DJ Tee Films ‘The Return of Jenifa’ resolves the
suspense that enveloped Jenifa’s exploits. She registered to
participate in a dancing competition but when asked to undergo an HIV
test as requirement for the competition, Jenifa fled unsure of her
status. There is a blatant silence as to the repercussion of Jenifa’s
excesses, especially her HIV status.
Afraid of her status Jenifa becomes her own antagonist by being
evasive. She withdrew from the society she once ruled and relocated
back to her village. She does not stop being her crazy self while in
the village but in the end, she learns life is not all about being a
”Gbogbo Bigs Girls”.