Actress, Funke Akindele-Bello popularly called ‘Jenifa‘ has shared her touching story of her journey into the movie industry.
The 40-year-old told CNN ‘African Voices’ that she did never knew she would be this popular and even celebrated when she started her career as a cast in one of the biggest sitcoms in Lagos, called ‘I Need To Know’.
Again she revealed that she is currently working on another TV series, ‘Industreet’
“Growing up was fun for me having the support of my mum, she believed so much in my talent, though my dad never wanted me to be an actor – he wanted me to be a lawyer.”
“When I started ‘I Need To Know’, I never thought I would be this celebrated. I was 20 years old then. When I shot the pilot I just wanted to do it, I wanted to showcase my God-given talent… I remember the director telling me I was overacting because I was excited about it.”
“Jenifa is witty, she’s crazy, she’s a go-getter, she doesn’t want to take no for an answer and I think I have that – I don’t want to take no for an answer.”
“All I can say is I’m grateful, it’s not easy for you to work hard and people appreciate you.”