After the Jenifa Movies 1 and 2,Funke Akindele who was born on August 24, 1976 (age 39 years old) created the now successful Jenifa's diary.But it seems the success of the show is a double edged sword for Funke as she is tired of the responsibilities of fronting
such a huge brand.
The Nollywood actress cum producer, is far from happy at the moment as she says she is tired of writing, playing lead roles and also assisting director in her popular comedy TV show, Jenifa’s Diary.
The award-winning actress who recently opened up on challenges of being a comedienne also reassures her numerous fans that despite the fact that she is tired, she still does not see Jenifa’s Diary coming to an end as she will keep giving them latest versions of the comedy series. In her words, “We have actually filmed the fifth season but we are airing the fourth right now and we would soon begin shooting the sixth season.
I must confess that I am tired because it is not easy writing, playing the lead character, assisting the director and also supervising the whole project. It is not easy writing a comedy script but each time I want to put it to rest, people tell me that the last season was lovely and they keep asking what would be happening in seasons to come. They still want to see more because everyone loves Jenifa. I believe that Jenifa is a brand that has come to stay because we use her as a vessel to pass messages across to young people. I use the character to highlight some problems the youths face and also proffer solutions to these problems. I don’t see Jenifa’s Dairy coming to an end,” According to her, “Being an actor/actress is not easy not to talk of being a comedian/comedienne. It is really difficult to think of something fresh and new. When I started Jenifa’s Diary, I knew I had to start the story afresh because some people did not see the movie. I was concerned about how I was going to do something totally different from the movie. When it was time to shoot Season 2, I felt I had to move away from what I did in Season 1 and that was the same dilemma I faced in Season 3″, she concluded.
|With her ex husband Kehinde,the marriage crashed after a year or less.|
Funke Akindele wedding.
The successful actress was briefly married to Kehinde Oloyede between 2012–2013.The Funke Akindele and Kehinde Oloyede marriage did not work out and the actress moved on.Her then husband had a wife and it was a polygamous union which her fans were not happy with at that time as they felt she deserved a man who gave all his time to her alone.
Funke Akindele and Femi Adebayo.
As you all know,you are not a big star yet till you have a scandal linked to you,and Funke had her's when she was linked to an affair with Femi Adebayo while the actor was still married.Femi's marriage then crashed and a lot of people accused her of being the one who broke up Femi's marriage.But Femi Adebayo came out to defend her saying she was not the reason for his marriage crash,hear is what he said- ‘Funke had nothing to do with the marriage crash, the major reason my marriage broke-up was the fact that my baby mother does not really like my profession. Funke absolutely has nothing to do with this marriage problems. And I want people to get this clear.”
She is now dating pop star Skillz JJC and the two are said to be engaged.
|With new love JJC Skillz.|