Video: Jenifa's Diary's Funke Akindele wins top AMVCA award

Video: Jenifa's Diary's Funke Akindele wins top AMVCA award

Funke Akindele, the star of hit comedy series, Jenifa's Diary, has been named "Best Actress in a Comedy Series" at the The fifth edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs).

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Video: Jenifa's Diary's Funke Akindele wins top AMVCA award

The auditorium erupted in joy when Funke Akindele was mentioned as having won the award.

Video: Jenifa's Diary's Funke Akindele wins top AMVCA award

The star actress did not disappoint when she mimicked Jenifa in her acceptance speech, drawing laughter from the audience.

Watch the video below:

Jenifa's Dairy is a Nigerian television comedy series, created by Funke Akindele. The series is part of the Jenifa franchise, based on a naive and funny character of the same name. Jenifa's Dairy has six (6) seasons and is currently active and ongoing.

It tells the story of a village girl (Jenifa) who desperately wants to get out of poverty. In her desperation she leaves her village and goes Lagos in order to process her visa for travel to the United States.

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Although unsuccessful with her visa application she decides to stay in Lagos and live a better life. She then finds herself in University of Lagos, with the help of a lady she met, Toyo baby, and Kiki, who help to accommodate her.

Check out the full list of AMVCA winners below:

check out full list of winners;

Trailblazer Award

Somkele Idhalama

Best Make Up Artiste (Movies/TV series)

Oloibiri - Hakeem Onilogbo Ajibola, Perekeme Odon

Best Costume Designer

76 - Pat Egwurube

Best Art Director

76 - Pat Nebo

Best Sound Editor (Movies/TV series)

Vaya

Best Picture Editor (Movie/TV series)

Oloibiri - Nnodim Chigozie, Paula Peterson

Best Lighthing Designer (Movies/TV series)

93 Days - Elliot Sewape

Best Cinematographer

Happiness is a Four Letter Word - Lance Gewer

Best Documentary

Alison

Best Short Film or Online Video

Cat Face

Best Actress in an M-Net original comedy series

Deborah Anugwa - Hustle

Best Actor in an M-Net comedy series

Samuel Ajibola - "The Johnsons"

Best Actress in an M-Net original drama series

Meg Otanwa - "Hush"

Best Actor in an M-Net original drama series

David Jones David - "Hotel Majestic"

Best M-Net original comedy series

The Johnsons

Best M-Net original drama series

Tinsel

Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Swahili)

Zilizala

Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Hausa)

Yaki Da Zuciya

Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Yoruba)

Somwhere in The Dark - Abiodun Jimoh, Jumoke Odetola

Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Igbo)

Amoye-Bu-Onye

Best Soundtrack/ Original Score

The Encounter - Michael 'The Truth' Ogunlade

Best TV series

Jenifa's Diary

Best Writer

Vaya

Best Supporting Actress

Ebele Okaro - Four One Love

Best Supporting Actor In A Drama (Movie/TV series)

Rotimi Salami - Just Not Married

Best Actor in a Comedy

Imeh Umoh Bishop - The Boss is Mine

Best Movie East Africa

Kati Kati

Best Movie West Africa

Oloibiri

Best Movie South Africa

All About Love

Best Actress in a Drama (Movies/TV Series)

Rita Dominic - 76

Best Actor in a Drama

Sambasa Nzeribe - Slow Country

Best Overall Movie

76

Naomba Niseme

Best Director

76 - Izu Ojukwu

Life Achievement Award

Chika Okpala

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