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BN Bytes: Are You Ready for This Bigz Girlz? Check Out Funke Akindele’s New Promo Shots



The promo machine for the new Jenifa movie – “The Return of Jenifa” has hit full throttle!
Check out these new promo shots for Funke Akindele – the writer and lead star of the “Jenifa” movies.

According to the actress’s publicist, Bigsam Media, TROJ will exceed whatever record ‘Jenifa’ set. In a statement released, the firm stated that “We have it on record that Jenifa sold over eight million copies which exclude the pirated copies taken abroad and we believe TROJ will overtake that record and set another one. The kind of effort that was put into the production of the movie is unequal. The DOP, DJ Tee, cast and crew, budget, and standard applied have not been seen in recent times. Asides all these, the storyline is refreshing and different. This is one movie that will break cinema record and set a new one”.

The cast for the movie include Funke Akindele, Banky W, Kaffy, Eldee, Freeze, Eniola Badmus, Yinka Quadri, Wizkid, Antar Olaniyan, Mercy Aigbe, Ronke Oshodi Oke, Denrele Edun, CD John, Helen Paul, Naeto C, DJ Zeez and many others.

Photo Credit: Shola Animashaun


  1. TAMA

    June 7, 2011 at 9:06 am

    she looks really lovely…gbogbo bigzzz gals

  2. Baby Uno

    June 7, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Gbo Gbo Bigz Girlz 🙂 I am sooo looking foward to this movie.

    P.s- Am i 1st?

  3. dammy

    June 7, 2011 at 9:18 am


    • Ngozi

      June 7, 2011 at 11:13 am

      NOT QUITE!!

  4. Flo

    June 7, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Lol @ “has hitting full throttle”

  5. Tiki

    June 7, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Funke looks lovely…and I’m beginning to really like her as a comedian!

    ps. @Baby Uno…NOT QUITE! Lol…better luck next time.

  6. anitttta

    June 7, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Nope you are not!!! sorry.

    P.S i cant wait for it!!!

  7. WaleAdeniji

    June 7, 2011 at 9:36 am

    She’s the best when it comes to quality!

  8. Enye

    June 7, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Tired of waitin……………..

  9. tari

    June 7, 2011 at 10:15 am

    she does look very lovely… like combinatn en…green on black, red on blue…..

  10. halimat

    June 7, 2011 at 10:21 am

    i luv u more good toalbow keep it up u are great.o ti da gobe sile’u to gbasiki.

  11. emjay

    June 7, 2011 at 10:35 am

    WOW!the cast is incredible! i sure can wait!

  12. tyna

    June 7, 2011 at 10:38 am

    she luks beautiful

  13. Naef

    June 7, 2011 at 10:57 am

    aww there should be subtitles so some of us can watch. didn’t understand but the little that was said in english made me laugh my head off.

  14. my day

    June 7, 2011 at 11:42 am

    She is very original, and one of the very few Nollywood actresses whose passion for what she does is palpable and evident. She really was born for this.

  15. moi!

    June 7, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Beautiful actress! cant wait for the return of “jennifa”

  16. moi!

    June 7, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Beautiful actress! cant wait for the return of “jenifa”

  17. OLOWOFELA akinfolarin

    June 7, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    i never see anytin yet. pls, let me see it…..

  18. OLOWOFELA akinfolarin

    June 7, 2011 at 1:15 pm


  19. OLOWOFELA akinfolarin

    June 7, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    love uuuuuuuuuu

  20. eni

    June 7, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    am i d only one dat noticed jimmy odukoya in the airport scene! lmaooo poor dude looked confused!! lmaooo

    • Shade

      June 7, 2011 at 4:07 pm

      No it’s not just you.

      Yeah i noticed it too. Haha. Poor dude.

    • Ari L.

      June 8, 2011 at 6:25 am

      I noriced (r in place of t) him now.. He was par’ of the bigz boyz in the lounge!!!!

  21. olatunji olasimbo

    June 7, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    She look so gorgeous and talented .looking forward for d movie!!!!!

  22. Susan

    June 7, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I so love and respect this woman – she is fierce. Smartest business woman in the whole of NOLLYWOOD. I love her so much –

  23. Susan

    June 7, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I dont speak yoruba but love the movie none the less, cos i understand the movie perfectly. But someone explain this to me, what did she said after she said “You dont know, you dont know ??????” it sounded funny – cos she is struggling to let the english out and she was like “Oh wharraheck” let me speak my yoruba. I love me some funke – her craze no get level sef

  24. Gorgeous

    June 7, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    “E Dakun e ma jen tabon” rotflmao.hahahahhahahahaha. She looks gorgeous in the scene where she says “we can be a friendship.” If she would just try to be a lady once in a while her beauty will shine seriously. But her character is what makes her sha. Very tomboyish.

    • Susan

      June 7, 2011 at 4:00 pm

      “E Dakun e ma jen tabon” yeah yeah thats what i meant – so what does that mean, i dont understand please help

    • Gorgeous

      June 7, 2011 at 6:41 pm

      Please, you people should not let me shell or throw language bombs. ” When people are frustrated because they cant say what they want to say in english without murdering the english language. hahahahahaha

    • Elle

      June 7, 2011 at 11:57 pm

      Means please I don’t want to make grammatical errors. Which is even funnier cos she hadn’t constructed one correct sentence prior to that statement.

    • baby dee

      June 8, 2011 at 12:53 am

      lo… It means abeg, don’t let me commit grammatical error.

    • e-bukun

      June 8, 2011 at 2:39 am

      It pretty much means “abeg don’t let me TABON or gbagaun” (as y’all say)


    June 7, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    I like Funke but this photo shoot made her look as if she is 8 years older than she really is. did someone not know how to style her? she looks great with her actual hair, but adding these wigs and weaves did her no justice. weaves are not for everyone, abeg.

    • chiiiiiichichikito

      June 7, 2011 at 6:43 pm

      see why I love ur comments??Only urs makes sense here

    • e-bukun

      June 8, 2011 at 2:40 am

      You do realize she cut off all her hair for one of her movies and now she does have to wear wigs


      June 8, 2011 at 8:14 am

      thats exactly what I’m talking about. not everyone needs hair to look good. she is rocking a short haircut, almost bald, and i think that looks better than those granny wigs on her head. please, i know she is rocking a short do and i love it that way. as i said, wigs and weaves is not for everyone.
      look at flaviana matata for example. weaves would take away from her striking beauty.

  26. Chibaby

    June 7, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Hella funny chick.


    June 7, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    subtitles please?!

  28. maame

    June 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    It looks like a good but I’m Ghanaian so I have no idea what they are saying? i hope there will be subtitles so us Ghanaians and others who dont understand yoruba can buy and watch the movie too

  29. naji

    June 7, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    D pics are nice 1 tho am falling in love with them especially d red 1


    June 7, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    My girl anyday. She makes me laugh so hard. check her out in Sherikoko. u wl crack a rib. More grease(scratch that)more Elizabeth Arden’s visible difference cream to ur elbow, ‘cos u sure are different girl.

  31. El Bee

    June 7, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    She looks so pretty in that last pic.
    Can’t wait for this to come out!! Way toooo funny!

  32. Zara

    June 7, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I guess the preview is only meant for Yoruba speaking audience.

  33. Olivia

    June 7, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Sooo looking fwd to this! Love me some Jenifa…
    P.S She looks great in the pics. Really cleaned up good.

  34. rosebud

    June 7, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    looooooooooooool….sweet!cant wait to watch

  35. Timma

    June 7, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Mmmmwah! Funke Akindele looks smashing! The wait is getting too long, lets see the full movie abeg!

  36. sherikoko

    June 7, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Afunky mama luv u to bits gurl!!

  37. Eva

    June 7, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Funny chic. Rest in peace, CD John. U r fondly remembered. Too bad u wont see this funny movie u featured in. That is life nywayz…

  38. Obi

    June 7, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Love this lady. I also like that mainstream Nollywood is beginning to recognize talent and including people like her not just same old cast we’re used to seeing. She has made her mark in Yoruba films, the rest us non-Yoruba speaking folk need to be blessed with her presence in movies. Chai and she’s so natural when acting …

  39. Sandra

    June 7, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Funke! I love have managed to look beautiful and respectable at the same time. A true role model for the African woman. Talented beauty with values.

  40. MAYA

    June 8, 2011 at 2:04 am

    nice concept….coming from her..more should be encouraged..lovely n clear picture…kudos to HER……

  41. ij

    June 8, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Doesnt shout at me, i tell you doesnt shout at me again oh , just too funny , RIP CD john

  42. lawson ann

    June 8, 2011 at 10:28 am

    jennifa looks rili nyc love her hair piece!gbogbo biggs gals

  43. taiwo

    June 8, 2011 at 10:52 am

    funke, don’t dissappoint us

  44. bunmy

    June 8, 2011 at 11:00 am

    i luv her and everything about her, she act like its real. keep it up

  45. Lue

    June 8, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    bring it on girl…………………………we love yu

  46. jezz

    June 8, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Can I ever understand Funke’s dress sense? Can someone explain to me d watch she has on her wrist in d 1st pic? She’s a great act though, a really great one.
    RIP CD John, you’re fondly remembered.

  47. Rick

    June 8, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    We can be friendship…go and kwi….i finish univasri and grafuason…kai!!! Funke! fUNKE!

  48. pinkbelle

    June 8, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    jenifa,toh shan

  49. Mo

    June 8, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    This better be good or else………..:-)

  50. milvu

    June 8, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    hello,bisi you have done well for yourself girl,when are we x pectin the return of Jennifer.

  51. saffiatu conteh

    June 8, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    they r really pretty andi think she looks cute and i luv her dresses

  52. Enny

    June 8, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    The trailer kind of rambles. One cannot tell what the story is supposed to be about.

  53. Ms Fusspot

    June 8, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    3 snaps in da air for Funke! Sistah got it goin’ on!

  54. T

    June 9, 2011 at 6:09 am

    Cant wait for this movie to be out!!.. Funke Akindele is the BEST!

  55. sexy

    June 9, 2011 at 8:49 am

    wotefa……1st class cabin, rumosisi,
    yeah d red watch…uhnm…probably she’s got some red shoes or something in btw…..oh Cd John….u r sorely missed…Denrele ur were no get part 2…all n all good comedy


    June 9, 2011 at 10:20 am

    fuuny movie hahahahahah

  57. bunmmy

    June 9, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Funke, i love u , pls keep up ur talent.u also look smashing and beautiful in ur shots.

  58. Godlovesme4me

    June 9, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I love her hair, it fits her so well and she looks absolutely gorgeous. Looking forward to TROJ…its going to be so funny from the trailer I saw.

  59. Latifah

    June 9, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    I knew she’ll go places from her days in ‘I need to know’ just didnt know she’ll be ”flying on fast track”, i no fit laugh o! The return of Jenifa is a must buy and watch for me

  60. Mary007

    June 10, 2011 at 5:50 am

    I want my copy plzzzzzzzz

  61. Sephora

    June 10, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    I’m not yoruba & I’m already dying with laughter at the preview. Pls I need subtitles o! or I will use my BB & ping the heck out of the producers LOL

  62. funmi

    June 14, 2011 at 4:51 am

    funke akindele to bad re seasonal film,they cannot finish watching you.your head is there.

  63. kaffy

    June 15, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    i so love dis funke Akindele……go on joor let biffers beef, u r sure da bomb!!!!! cant wait to see d return of d jenifer….as in ,its like, u knooo..i mean…

  64. Saffy

    June 25, 2011 at 10:42 am


  65. grace samuel

    June 26, 2011 at 9:31 am

    great job girl.keep it up.

  66. funzi

    October 19, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Ur curl weavon is killing me. I like it. It’s fabulous

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