When Funke Akindele starred in and produced the comedy film ‘Jenifa’ in 2008, few could have predicted what a phenomenon the movie would go on to become.
A story about a local girl, using street smarts and fast talking to make her way through th city streets is hardly a new concept, however, the energy and poise that star actress Funke Akindele brought to the role transformed it from a run of the mill movie into an instant cult classic.
Not only has she milked a TV series with it that is still ongoing (Jenifa’s Diary), she has also premiered a YouTube series called Aiyetoro town. At this rate, we could very well have ourselves a Jenifa cinematic universe!
The first episode of Aiyetoro town, which premiered yesterday follows The Baale of Aiyetoro village who had till then lived in Edinburgh and experienced civilization, and how he takes on the journey to upgrade Aiyetoro to a town as well as it’s occupants without altering its traditional heritage, customs and traditions.
Odds are the show would do well and Nigerians would be provided with the comedy that they crave and enjoy.
At the premiere of the show, which was part of the events for the YouTube week holding in Lagos, Funke Akindele showed up with husband, JJC and the two posed for photos together. She posted this on her Instagram along with photos with other celebrities including Toke Makinwa, Iyabo Ojo and Dunni Ade. She also thanked YouTube for its support in bringing the series to life.
Her caption read: “We had so much fun today at the the premiere of #aiyetorotown
A big thank you to YOUTUBE for the support. We can’t wait for you all to watch this hilarious series AIYETORO TOWN!! It will be available on YOUTUBE: SCENEONE TV. Don’t forget to subscribe!!! Big shout out to our glam squad: @medlinboss thank you so much. We looked so good tonight. @zainabazeez Well done darling. I love this look @bernardsmiless you be correct guy. Thanks dear”
Here are the photos below: