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Monday, May 14, 2012
Funke Akindele ‘Jenifa’ Bags Zuma awards
Nollywood star and Glo ambassador of Jenifa fame, Funke Akindele dazzled at the recently held sixth edition of the Zuma Films Festival
which was held in Abuja when she walked away with two awards for her role in the Tunde Kelani block buster movie, MAAMi and the Return of Jenifa as the highest box office nomination
It was indeed pay up time for her at the festival, themed “The Human History connecting people” as she basked in the euphoria of being appreciated for a job well done.
Information Minister, Labaran Maku, in his opening speech at the event spoke on the essence of peace in the film industry as it also relates to the country’s current security state.
“All of us have to play a big role in ensuring peace and security in Nigeria, the film industry must respond to the challenges that we are faced with,” Maku stated, appreciating and encouraging film makers on their efforts in promoting the country. He also called for more efforts on professionalism to attain international standard.
Some of the winners are Funke Akindele – Best actress (MAAMI and Return of Jenifa), Idi Nasiru – Best Student Film (Naked Truth), Ali Balogun – Best Script and Yemi Black as Best Actor