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).
The auditorium erupted in joy when Funke Akindele was mentioned as having won the 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.
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;
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)
Best Picture Editor (Movie/TV series)
Oloibiri - Nnodim Chigozie, Paula Peterson
Best Lighthing Designer (Movies/TV series)
93 Days - Elliot Sewape
Happiness is a Four Letter Word - Lance Gewer
Best Short Film or Online Video
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
Best M-Net original drama series
Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Swahili)
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)
Best Soundtrack/ Original Score
The Encounter - Michael 'The Truth' Ogunlade
Best TV series
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
Best Movie West Africa
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 - Izu Ojukwu
Life Achievement Award