‘Jenifa’s Diary is becoming exhausting’ – Funke Akindele
‘Jenifa’s Diary’ has indeed become a fans favourite, with the comedy series already having a huge following.
Funke Akindele, the established Nollywood actress and brain behind the successful series, has however bemoaned the tedious creative processes behind the production of the series.
‘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,’ she revealed to Vanguard.
The actress who had revealed at the 4th edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Conference held on April 20, 2016 that she spent money from her endorsement deals in launching the series, however says there is no going back.
‘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,’ she said.
Spurned off her well-received Nollywood full movie, Jenifa, Funke says the creative idea behind the series is to highlight character flaws in youths, ‘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.’
The series continue to feature many popular figures in the entertainment scene, most notably Falz The Bahd Guy, Waje, Tiwa Savage and many others.