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“Yelz Ke!” The Return of Jenifa premieres in Nigeria on the 7th of October 2011

After a successful premiere during the 2011 Nigeria Entertainment Awards weekend in New York, one of the most eagerly anticipated movies of the year is finally making its Nigerian debut.

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Funke Akindele at the New York Premiere of the Return of Jenifa - Adam Reign Still & Motion Photography©

After a successful premiere during the 2011 Nigeria Entertainment Awards weekend in New York, one of the most eagerly anticipated movies of the year is finally making its Nigerian debut.

On the 7th of October 2011, Funke Akindele‘s “The Return of Jenifa” will premiere in Lagos! The movie features cameos from various high profile celebrities including eLDee, Banky W, Sasha, Denrele, Antar Laniyan, Iyabo Ojo, Ireti Osayemi, Helen Paul, the late comedian CD John, Omawumi, Yinka Quadri and many more so we know the premiere will be star-studded as well!

At the NYC premiere, Funke looked stunning in a floor-length black dress accessorized with $100,000 worth of diamonds! The star was styled by Lilian Unachukwu’s Liam Fashion Agency (LFA), we look forward to seeing what Funke “rocks” this time.

The movie, which was directed by DJ Tee of DJ Tee Films, was produced by Funke Akindele. When asked to comment on the success of the movie, producer Funke Akindele said, “the response we got from people about the first part of the film was very encouraging, and a lot of people were highly expectant about the second part, and in order not to disappoint them, a lot of effort was put into the making of ‘The Return of Jenifa’ and I’m sure that the Nigerian audience will not be disappointed”.

The storyline of the movie ‘The Return of Jenifa’ revolves around the life of the main character Jenifa. Here 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’.

31 Comments

  1. OnPoint!

    September 22, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    why new york?? looking nice Funke… if only d dress flowed longer to cover d hideous purple shoes! am i first?

  2. dammybaby

    September 22, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    can’t wait for the London premiere ooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. OnPoint!

    September 22, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    yipee!! !st *punching d air* lol…!

    • missy~spectacular

      September 22, 2011 at 2:06 pm

      come and take buttermint…

  4. Temi

    September 22, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Can this movie be released already!

    • MumyZee

      September 22, 2011 at 1:11 pm

      temi i haf tire to wait too..ahn ahn

    • Bee

      September 22, 2011 at 1:24 pm

      same here..i don tire to wait

  5. Kach

    September 22, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Cant wait! Hope it meets and hopefully, surpass my expectations…

  6. Luvlyn

    September 22, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    So I was crolling Funke’s pic from head ….I’m like nice hair, beautifult dress wif the shoulder shimmer and den BOOM!!! Something had to spoil look!! D dress shud hav been ‘floor – length’ so we don’t hav 2 c dat UGLY shoe!

  7. Luvlyn

    September 22, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    *scrolling*

  8. looters

    September 22, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    You mean *fist pumping*

    • On point!

      September 24, 2011 at 8:14 am

      I meant “punching d air” an expression u obviously haven’t heard…:-)

  9. Lue

    September 22, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    they should release the movie now…..im getting tired of waiting.
    errrmmmm..the shoes…………no ma
    http://lucianochinwe.blogspot.com/

  10. MISSDEE

    September 22, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    …….i personally tink she luks gudooo and for d ugly shoes u guys are seein waz cos she wanted to show it offooooo…….women wahala….smh**

  11. ebony

    September 22, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    jennifer is always luking good especially her attractive smile

  12. aw

    September 22, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Did anybody else notice JIMI ODUKOYA (Late Pastor Bimbo Odukoya’s only son) in front of Jenifa during the airport scene? LMAO

    • mr bombastic

      September 22, 2011 at 10:29 pm

      lmfaooo i did..with his gucci carry on bag dude had d WTF look on his face

  13. dat babe

    September 22, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    that’s my girl

  14. very interesting, will def get a copy, nice one funke, thumbs up

  15. Dipo

    September 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I saw the preview in NY and it was HILARIOUS….You guys will love it

  16. Nona

    September 22, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    She is really trimmed up …..nice gown but the shoes should have not made the spotlight at all.

    http://www.weddingsetal.blogspot.com

  17. Tiki

    September 22, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    I love Funke, and I’m sure Jenifa will be a hit…but seriously luv, wassup with de hair?

  18. Truth be told

    September 22, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    nice…no subtitles?

  19. faith

    September 22, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    ȋ̊§ it trimmed down or up…na wa o…

  20. mary007

    September 22, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    I want my copy

  21. NNENNE

    September 22, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I love Funke Akindele. She is a clown. Wish I understand Yoruba.*sobs*.

  22. Fairy GodSister

    September 22, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    C’mon guys! The shoes aren’t even that noticeable! Besides, maybe there were to ‘compliment’ what I think looks like purple eye shadow on her eyes?
    Trailer’s hilarious though…

  23. Purpleicious Babe

    September 23, 2011 at 1:45 am

    She looks nice in that black dress..

    I am so looking forward to watching this..

    CD John..am sure u are proud wherever u are… God bless u.

  24. JOY

    September 23, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Lol…dont let me forget my hand on your face hillarious.co.uk
    Jenifa’s make up is LIVE !!!

  25. pretty

    September 23, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I miss CD John. Rest in peace boyyyyyyyy

  26. YehYah

    October 5, 2011 at 2:52 am

    LMAO @forget hand on your face!!!

    http://the-white-list.blogspot.com/

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