Nollywood superstar and irokoWorld’s Global Ambassador, Funke Akindele, delighted fans this week, with a number of special meet-and-greet experiences at locations across Lagos.
The Jenifa’s Diary writer and star character was on top form, celebrating the huge success of irokoWorld on Startimes’ channel 23, which has 24 hour programming of top Nollywood movies and TV series such as Festac Town. Many of Funke Akindele’s fans from across the city flocked to see her, and she spent time meeting them (many of whom were in search of secret Nollywood gist), answering their questions, and taking selfies.
The global irokoWorld roadshow had started in May, when Funke and the irokoWorld team headed to London, promoting the hugely successful channel to UK fans. The highlight of her week in the city was an exclusive sold-out red carpet event at the Greenwich ODEON IMAX, a screening of Jenifa’s Diary Season 5, currently available on irokotv, as well as a full and frank Q&A session with the star.
After so much love and adoration from her fans abroad, she felt it only right to bring the party back to Lagos!
July 27th marked the first day of the irokoWorld roadshow, an army of fans stormed the Startimes Brand Hall in Mushin and waited anxiously to see their beloved ‘Jenifa’. It was so much fun as most fans got an opportunity to take selfies and ask the star some questions.
On July 28, yet more fans took over the Fagba-Agege Startimes Hall in anticipation of catching a glimpse of their favourite star. The crowd was overwhelming when she arrived with her co-stars Joy Nice (Pelumi) and Adejumoke Aderonmu (Esther). Fans were not disappointed as the irokoWorld brand Ambassador patiently took time to interact with everyone, displaying her soft spot for children as she spent enough time making them laugh and sharing gifts with them.
The roadshow rounded up with an extremely well coordinated event at Startimes Branded Hall at Sanusi Fafunwa, Victoria Island. Lots of irokoWorld fans showed up, had a chat, took more selfies and received a bag of goodies from irokoworld.
Uloma Onuma of irokoWorld said:
Our mission is simple – to lead viewers to content they’ll love. This week, we’re thrilled to have also brought the amazing Funke Akindele to her ever-passionate and loyal Lagos fans. irokoWorld on Startimes’ Channel 23 has seen such a great reaction – our fans love the premium content, so bringing the stars to meet them is just our way of saying thank you for watching – and please keep watching for yet more great Movies and TV series. We are bringing your next big star to you soon. Something Epic is coming. Stay Tuned!!!
irokoWorld has indeed come to into market with a difference as they already are an award-winning brand. We can only expect more.