How Falz got his award-winning acting break on Jenifa’s Diary

Last night, we witnessed the birth of new movie stars at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards 2016 and one of them was- Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana the bahd guy rapper who took home the award for Best Actor in a Comedy Movie/Series for his brilliant performance in the Funke Akindele-produced TV series Jenifa’s Diary.

Before the event started, YNaija caught up with the lawyer-turned-entertainer on the red carpet to tell us how he got the gig.

Falz explained that he was introduced to Funke by a mutual friend who recommended him for the role.

He said: “We met through a mutual friend and we just stayed in touch, so when shooting was about to start, I got called up.”

When asked how he felt and what he did when he found out he had gotten nominated, Falz said he put a call through to Funke to thank her for giving him his first acting break.

“I was excited. First thing I did, was call Funke Akindele because she was the one that put me on Jenifa’s Diary and I got nominated for that which was incredible”, the actor quipped, oblivious of the fact that he would end the night as a winner.

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