Thursday, 22 January 2009

Jenifa - "Sulia Kan, Ayetoro Kan" - Written & Produced By Funke Akindele

By now, you all should have gotten the words on the title bar of this article, if not, then you have not gotten the drift of or touched by the ‘Jenifa’ phenomenon.

‘Jenifa’ is the brain work of Funke Akindele. She started from ‘I Need to Know’ , a soap opera on student and AIDS which shetook part in . Since then she has completed her law degree at the University of Lagos and now she is pursuing her movie career.

She has been taking her chances and playing it big in the movie industry. She is one actress every producer always seek after. She is making waves in the industry. Funke Akindele has now become a household name that everyone always look out for.
Her new movie ‘Jenifa’ is making major waves and is selling out fast! ‘Jenifa’ is a film that sheds more light to the fake lifestyle most female undergaraduates live. Suliat is one of the girls, She used to be a village chapion before coming to Lagos for her university education. Upon her arrival she met her long time friend (Becky) who introduced her to some other girls; Franca and Tracy. Suliat then changed her name to Jenifa in order to fit in to the click. All these girls live a fake and wayward life. They Jump from one trouble to another in a bid to belong to the high class. In one of their wayward trips, Franca who is one of them met her untimely death. You need to get a copy of the movie to find out what became of the other three girls.

Even though the movie is quite predictable, the humour, costumes and acting performances take it to another level and carry it along in a nice way.
Also starring in this movie of the moment are as follows: Mosun Filani (Tracy), Ronke Odusanya (Becky), Iyabo Ojo (Franca), Ireti Osayemi (Shakira), Eniola Badmus (Gbogbo Big girl), Odunade Adekola, Yomi Fash-Lanso, Ricardo Agbor, Tola Oladokun, Jide Kosoko, Adebayo Salami and many others.

Applaudable efforts by Funke Akindele for a well written script. Apart from this outstanding movie of the moment she also produced, she had the written and produced the following movies in the past: Agbefo 1 & 2, Ekuro 1 & 2 and few others that I can't remember right now.
Funke who was born in 1976 has been a successful actress for over a decade. She is so humble and she is one of the actresses in the Nollywood industry of good reputation and know what they're doing. She is definitely go places.

Written By 'Teju Ibukunoluwa

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Yoruba actors and actresses that rocked 2008!!!!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year. 2009 is a year of progress, increase, advancement on every side and unspeakable joy and peace in Jesus name.

In our last article dated 15th December 2008, we brought to you a list of some top Nollywood actors and actresses who soared in 2008. This week, we serve you some Yoruba movie actors and actresses who made 2008 tick.

Lola Alao: Lola Alao has been in the Yoruba movie industry for some time, but her skills have not waned. Although she has pulled her weight in the industry over the years, the outgoing year has been particularly eventful for the actress. She has appeared in virtually all the Yoruba movies. Besides, she also produced some hit Yoruba movies.

Ronke Oshodi-Oke: She is not only well endowed in the upper region, Ronke Oshodi-Oke knows her onions when it comes to acting. Having made a mark in the Yoruba movie industry, it is not a surprise that directors and producers are always running after her. 2008 has not been anything different. For her, it has been a fruitful year.

Toyin Aimakhu: Irrespective of the scandals that have trailed her in the outgoing year, Toyin Aimakhu sustained her wonderful acting skills. A young producer, Toyin came into the movie industry not too long ago but has taken the industry by storm.

Bukky Wright: Bukky Wright has been able to sustain her reputation as a versatile actress who is always at home with any role she finds herself playing. In spite of having been in circulation in the Yoruba movie industry for many years, she remains a strong actress who would give any other actresses a run for her money.

Saheed Balogun: He sure has many reasons to count his blessings this year. Last year, he survived an accident that nearly claimed his life. But he came back on track in 2008. In spite of his marital problems, the actor remained on top of his game in 2008.
Femi Branch: Femi Branch, is the man of the moment in the Yoruba movie industry. His profile in the industry has enjoyed a meteoric rise and the actor does not seem prepared to slow down the pace. He has had a lot of movies to his credit this year and seems to have overtaken many who were there before him.
Fathia Balogun: Formerly married to Saheed Balogun, Fathia is one actress who never allowed scandals or marital problems to affect her career. She has always been a wonderful actress, and she continued to endear herself to fans with her skills in the outgoing year.
Funke Akindele: She took part in ‘I Need to Know’, a soap opera on student and AIDS. Ever since she has been taking her chances and playing it big in the movie industry. She is one actress every producer always look out for. She is making waves in the industry. Funke Akindele has now become a household name that everyone always look out for.
Other actors and Actress are as follows: Yomi Fash- lanso, Funsho Adeolu, Muyiwa Ademola, Odunlade Adekola...