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An Evening with Funke Akindele - Celebrating the best of Nollywood
Fri, 10 Jun 2016, 21:00 – Sat, 11 Jun 2016, 01:30 BST
To celebrate the global success of hit comedy series ‘Jenifa’s Diary’, beloved Nollywood actress Funke Akindele is coming to London to spend an evening with her UK fans. iROKO World and Lebara Play will host a special Q&A and be screening episodes from Jenifa’s Diary Season 4, as part of a red-carpet event at London’s Greenwich Odeon on Friday 10th June 2016.
The follow-up TV series to Nollywood blockbuster movies, ‘Jenifa’ (2008) and ‘Return of Jenifa’ (2012), sees Akindele reprise her role as the eponymous comic village hairdresser. The show follows Jenifa as she cons her way back to the city to give university life another go, whilst jotting down her experience in her trusty diary.
In addition to honouring Funke Akindele’s tremendous work towards the meteoric growth of the Nigerian entertainment industry, fans will have the chance to get up close and personal with the award winning actress, with a Q&A session conducted by the legendary DJ Abass, where they will discuss Nollywood, the changing role of women in the business and many other aspects of African entertainment.
Hosted by UK-based Lebara and Nollywood broadcaster, iROKO World, episodes 1 and 2 of Season 4 of Jenifa’s Diary will be screened on Friday 10 June, 2016 at 9pm at Odeon IMAX Cinema Greenwich, Bugsby Way, London SE10 0QJ.
On the night -
+ 9.00-10.45pm - Red Carpet & Meet Funke Akindele
+ 11.00pm - Episodes 1&2 of Jenifa's Diary
+ 12.00-12.30am - Q&A with Funke Akindele & DJ Abass