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Funke Akindele teases ‘Finding Me,’ starring Femi Adebayo, Joseph Benjamin

Funke Akindele teases 'Finding Me,' starring Femi Adebayo, Joseph Benjamin

Renowned actress and filmmaker Funke Akindele has ignited excitement among fans with the teaser for her upcoming project, Finding Me. The production features acclaimed actors Joseph Benjamin and Femi Adebayo in leading roles.

While anticipation is already high for Akindele’s previously announced project, Everyone Loves Jenifa, slated for release this December, the revelation of Finding Me hints at even more to look forward to from the prolific filmmaker.

Details about Finding Me remain scarce, leaving fans eagerly awaiting further announcements and teasers. Akindele’s ability to keep audiences guessing and intrigued speaks to her reputation as a master producer in the Nigerian film industry.

With the combination of Funke Akindele’s creative vision and the star power of Joseph Benjamin and Femi Adebayo, expectations for Finding Me are undoubtedly elevated. The tantalizing prospect of witnessing these talents collaborate on screen adds to the buzz surrounding the project.

Concerning Everybody Loves Jenifa, the soon-to-be-released work may not be unconnected to the comedy franchise Jenifa, which metamorphosed into The Return of Jenifa, and a TV series, Jenifa’s Diary.

The first in the franchise starred Funke Akindele as Jenifa, a village girl who travelled to the city searching for fortune. Her quest led her to join a clique of immoral women, leaving her with ups and downs.

Jenifa received four nominations at the 2009 Africa Movie Academy Awards, including Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Original Soundtrack and Best Nigerian Film. It starred Iyabo Ojo, Ronke Odusanya, Eniola Badmus, Mosunmola Filani and Ireti Osayemi.

The TV series starred Funke Akindele, Juliana Olayode, Lota Chukwu, Paschaline Alex, Lolo1, Falz, Joy Nice, and Michael Uba.

Funke Akindele’s last work, A Tribe Called Judah, was a massive success as it smashed box office records and became the first Nigerian movie to rake in N1 billion. The movie’s success, however, didn’t go beyond the box office as it failed to clinch any of the five awards it was nominated for at the just-concluded Africa Movie Viewers Choice Awards AMVCA 2024. It was nominated for Best Makeup, Best Writing in a Movie, Best Lead Actress, Best Movie, and Best Supporting Actor.

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