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Iyabo Ojo

Ronke Odunsanya

Eniola Badmus

Mosunmola Filani

Adebayo Salami

Odunlade Adekola
Music by Fatai Izebe
Cinematography Moroof Fadairo
Edited by Abiodun Adeoye
Release date
  • 2008 (2008) (Nigeria)
Country Nigeria
Language Yoruba

Jenifa is a 2008 Nigerian comedy-drama film starring Funke Akindele. The film received 4 nominations at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008. Funke Akindele, the protagonist of the film, won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role as Jenifa.[1][2][3][4] The film is the first installment, in what has become a very popular franchise in Nigeria, based on its very popular central character of the same name. A sequel was released in 2012, and a spin-off television series was launched in 2014.


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