Funke Akindele has promised a return for her highly successful character Jenifa. The actor, who came to limelight casting as the eponymous character in the self produce movie ‘Jenifa’, has revealed that the much loved character will be returning for a third spell after a successful second installment last year.
“We are already working on the script for Jenifa three,” Akindele told Premium Times Entertainment in an exclusive interview. “Jenifa has come to stay now; the third part will be out before this year is over.”
“I have decided that I will do with Jenifa what Tyler Perry has done with the character Madea. We all watch Madia and love her. So I will make Jenifa a character that will always come back as a means of bringing laughter to my fans and also passing important messages to the general public,” Akindele said.
Akindele created the Jenifa franchise and alter-ego in 2008 to wide critical and commercial success. In 2011, she brought the character back in ‘The Return of Jenifa’ which even recorded a greater success and was premiered in Illinois in America as well as in Lagos to excellent reviews. ‘The Return of Jenifa’ only started selling on DVD last week.
Meanwhile, Akindele has concluded shooting of a new movie titled ‘Waso’ which tells the story of a young conman’s escapades.