by Ifreke Inyang
On the 7th of October, Funke Akindele premiered the eagerly anticipated ‘The Return of Jenifa’. The movie features cameos from several high profile celebrities including eLDee, Banky W, Sasha, Denrele, Antar Laniyan, Iyabo Ojo, Ireti Osayemi, Helen Paul, the late CD John, Omawumi and Yinka Quadri amongst other stars.
And it was an all star red carpet at the Lagos Premiere. The big names that turned out included: The first lady of Lagos State, Abimbola Fashola, Tunde Kelani, Rita Dominic, Ali Baba, Dayo Adeneye, Lancelot Imaseun, Julius Agwu, eLDee, Kate Henshaw, Freeze, Omawumi, Kemi Adetiba, Gbenga Adeyinka, Femi Aderibigbe, etc. Funke Akindele herself arrived in a white limousine that caused a tug of war among the paparazzi.
The Return of Jenifa is the sequel to the monstrously popular Jenifa. She registers to be part of a dancing competition, but when she is asked to undergo an HIV test as part of the requirements for entry into the competition, she flees being unsure of her status, as a result of her past exploits. She is later forced to withdraw from the society that she once ruled, and relocates to the village. Going back to the village however does not stop her from being her crazy self, and in the end she learns that life is not all about being a ‘Gbogbo Bigs Girls’. The movie was produced by Funke Akindele and directed by DJ Tee.
Here are some pictures from the premiere..