Funke Akindele to premiere ‘THE RETURN OF JENIFA’ in US
African pride and Nollywood actress Funke Akindele, the producer of all the Jenifa movies has stepped out to say that the much expected ‘The return of Jenifa’, the latest of her works featuring various movie and music 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 will on September 3, 2011 be premiered first at the…. in United States before the Nigerian premiere of the movie.
Speaking on the American premiere of the movie, Funke Akindele said, ‘It feels good not only to have ‘The Return of Jenifa’ premiered in the United States but to know that the movie has no geographical limit. Our decision to premiere the movie abroad was strictly based on the demand of the Jenifa fans and that is what makes it all exciting’.
The United States premiere does not in anyway disturb the Nigerian premiere. ‘The Return of Jenifa’ will still be premiered as planned at the Muscon centre in Lagos come September 23, 2011 and will be arriving in cinemas across the country on that day.
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’.