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Funke Akindele Is Africa's Best Actress: What Do You All Think?

Nigeria's Funke Akindele has been named by the jury of the 2009 edition of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), as Africa's best actress [/b]in a leading role. Akindele was the jury's choice out of six other actresses nominated in that category, including a Ghanaian and Kenyan.

Although, the actress, who interpreted delightfully the role of [b]Jenifa, the lead character in the movie of same title, was not present at the award ceremony at the Integrated Glory Land Cultural Center in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, a resounding applause greeted her declaration as the continent's best actress for this year.

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Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde has started her career on TV and then moved to cinema. She has been featured in over 100 movies since that time. She certainly is a beautiful lady and an excellent actress, but she may not be the best in Nigeria or in Africa. There are others to consider, such as Genevieve Naiji, for instance.

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Funke surely deserves the award for the year 2008 in review!!

Can anyone mention any other african actress that got so much attention for her role in any movie in the year 2008?? For her role in Jenifa (2008 Movie), she deserves the award.

Asides that, well before Jenifa, Funke Akindele has always amazed me. When I watch the movies she writes and produces, I say to myself is it possible for this young girl to have written such movies??

do urself a favour, go to youtube and try and watch the any of the following movies during the cause of the holiday

Aje Metta

Maku

Ekuro

Akorede

Eda

Etanu

Agbefo

Taiwo Taiwo

Ojo Ketala

Ohun Buruku

ole ole

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Yeah I remember those days, I need to know!! DAMN!!!

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Funke Ur Movies are awesome i watch them everyday when i saw jenifa i went wow i am waiting for part three called the return of jenifa

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OMGGGGGG!!! no wonder i thought she looked so familiar when i first saw her in jenifa!!!!!!! she's bisi from I need to know!!!!? YES OF COURSE!!. LOL

i forgot all about that show lol wasn't a huge fan cause they were always talking abt hiv/aids, sex n stuff like n i was too young to get all that. but i always watched it. lol

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Big joke, yes.

This actress' acting in Jenifa is mediocre; she's got some talent, no doubt; but she overacts, puts up a child-like show. If this is the best the Award committee could do, this is a certainly a joke.

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Whaz up with you people?

She's already got the Award, what's the fuss about?

You all wont be making all this noise if the Award was given to one Selena Angotongo Monampa from Namibia or Congo Republic, cos U dont know who she is.

Dont worry, U will be nominated for next years awards for being the forum members with the best argumentative skills and abusive words.

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Very good movie, very good leading actress. She deserves it.

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she deserved it,if you pple dont like her face is another thing but her work deserved it,so she would have it ok, stop all your trash.

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Double Gbammmmmmmmmm!!

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i think she's pretty good

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Funke Akindele deserves the award big time at least for year 2008. Those who r saying Stella Damasus which film did she feature in 2008 that beats Funke's role in Jenifer. She is also a very good script writer.

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She's the best actress as far as yoruba movies go, I'm not sure about Nigeria nor Africa for that matter

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yels, she deserves it ooooo

d movie has sold over a million copies as against other yoruba movies that sell 400, 000 at most.

jenny baby is da bomb.

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I agree. Maybe you can seek help in regards to that problem. Have a nice day.

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I suggest you reread what my original reply was to you in the first place, lol

Here you go dear,, lol

@ Thief of hearts, pls dont njust lump together what two people are saying as if they speak as one. Look back at what I wrote, [i]I clearly stated that I have not seen the film, so if its for that specific film, then she may well have deserved the award.[/i]If she is being given the award n general for her acting, I dont think she is the best at all, although she is good.

If the award is for the film "Jenifa" then clearly the award should have been "best female lead role". I have not also seen the actresses she was up against, have you? then how can we really evaluate then? If she up against Stella, then for me Stella is a better actress overall.

As I said, I am happy a Nigerian actress won it.

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At least you have proved one thing for me, the emptiest vessels make the most noise, lol

Its very clear that you just didn't read properly at all, either what I wrote first, or my direct reply to you, lol Why not just admit it, lol ?

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I suggest you re read my comment as I edited instead of whining.

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She is a good actress, I prefer her on television series rather than movies though. I have not seen her latest film "jenifa" , so if she was given the award for that film, she may well deserve it.

No way is she a better actress (overall) than Stella Damasus though. I would have liked to see Mercy Johnson get something. Its not as if Funke is a crap actress, so I dont see any foul play. Good luck to her.

Its also nice to see an actress who is not a "beauty pin-up", recognised for once.

Congratulations to her!

@^^^^^Thief of hearts, did you not see this post above above BEFORE, you went on your rampage? If you are going to take issue with something atleast let it be built on FACT, lol

It is you who was lazy in your reading of the thread, the answer was there before you ever posted the question, lol

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I didnt read the thread from the beginning, I replied on the page where you mentioned Uche Jombo and afam mentioned something else and I wondering where these people were being mention hence the QUESTION, "Have afam or londoner seen this movie"

Simple Yes or No would have suffice OR you could have simply quoted where you stated that you have/havent. All I saw to my first question was "wah wah stop lumping me with blah blah", Dont know who asked for your rant

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@ thief of hearts, yet again you fail to see your own mistake. Before you even came into the thread talking about about whether "Londoner" has seen the movie "Jenifa" I had already specified that I had not in my very first contribution to the thread. Did you not see where I reposted it for you?

I said, because I had not seen Jenifa, she may well have deserved the award for it. You failed to read properly and went in guns blazing.

If you are going to take issue with what is being said you should be able to cut and paste it here (unless ofcourse it does not exist), if you cannot, or you are mistaken, you should accept it instead of carrying on. Its called humility.

You have made me laugh though. Go back to my first post, and see what was written, lol

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LETS BE HONEST THIS IS THE MOST TALKED ABOUT FILM(part1 anyway) THAT HAS BEEN RELEASED IN NAIJA IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS/YEARS!! SIMPLE AS THAT, THEY DIDNT EVEN DO HOLLYWOOD MARKETING JUST WORD OF MOUTH!

if we keep statistics in naija it will be blooming obvious this is the most popular film/actress 2008/2009

if anyone know any other popular actor/film 2008/2009 please name them

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Fact is, at the end of this discourse

none of those who contributed can claim ignorance of who she is anymore,

either i liked her or not, shes got the award and i think deservedly so sha, shes practically the best i have seen lately at bringing an idiotic character to life.

so let her enjoy her reign as the queen of nigerian movies.

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Now the babe got the award and you guys are here yarning stuffs.

If you aren't comfortable with the choice, you know what to do ,,,,,,,,,,,, go hit the lagoon (Osa straight!!!!)

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If she won it, i proud of her because she not the only Actress in nominees other Africans Actress are there too

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Wasnt this my first post to you?

Instead of you to give a straight forward answer, you wnet on some defensive rant of being lumped together blah blah

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Post her e_mail here abeg

i wan talk 2 her

big star

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i love Funke Akindele

her style

her brain

everything 4 being a star.

JENIFA

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I WONDER WHY PEOPLE STILL DOUBT THE ABILITY OF THIS LADY.

I TINK U ALL NEED TO GO & WATCH HER TV SERIES "I NEED TO KNOW" BACK IN THE 90S.

AKINDELE FUNKE IS JUST IT

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OMG,Pope which one is yollywood again?, lol, u sure av a good sense of humour, lol

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I guess you people got no work at hand, find way dey do e.m.m email money making.

She's deserve the award.

Tell me the kin film producer or even even writers wey get this creativity wey Funke got, She's a sell-out and is bring that yankeeish suspence to our door post.

e b like say u guys dont know this Funke akindele , go to naijapals and check on her movies , dummies

Nes Beatz

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Careful. . .lest you incur a curse on thy head.

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News Flash, the world doesnt revole around you. Last I checked you're NOT the only person I was referring to with my comments. You might not have said she wasnt good in the movie but OTHERS HAVE, at the same time stating that will never even watch the movie.

If you didnt say such, then obviously Im not referring to you. Common Sense.

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Shut Up Up There!!!!!

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Chineke mee' . . .o'boy see wig. Is like that her wig has a life of its own.

na wa oo. . .one can only wonder what type of mirror these self-hating chicken heads have in their domiciles. U afri-CANTS and your misplaced priorities.

How ridiculous.

Now here is an actress who ought to be a role model.

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@ thief of hearts, I want you to cut and paste where I said she was not good in the movie, or where I said she even was not a good actress.

Thief of hearts you have gone from mischeviousness to out and out lying.

CUT AND PASTE IT HERE FOR ME TO SEE, I know you cant, lol

No more hot air, post the evidence for me to see, lol, lol such a comedian, lol

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@Thief of hearts, okay, you were not referring to me in that instance, fine.

Cut and paste the statement, made by me, which you are actually taking issue with then, if you can, lol

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Can we all sheath our swords and amend the award to "Most Viewed Actress in Nigeria 2009"?

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@erekere

Thank you very much, @Thiefy Thiefy Of Hearts i guess this is one of the product of the English Class you asked me to enrol with,

@erekere well don and gud luck in your world of MUMUISM

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Funny enough, my inlaw just gave me Jenifa 1 & 2 to watch and said it is one of the best films in naija at the moment. I will watch it 2nite and give my verdict later.

I need to see what all the fuss is about

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@warfy boy

you must be a daft person to think yoruba films are noisy. wetin be ur probs so u wan compare all this useless baseless silly stories of English version of Nigerian movie with the yoruba ones?well once again u are a daft man can u imagine just because Funke ws named the best actress u wan kill urself go and make ur research and u will see that Yoruba movies are far better than the English ones.

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@ thief of hearts, you really need to start acting like a grown person.

When did I say she did not deserve the award? Please simply cut and paste. In fact what I did say is that she is not the best of all Nigerian actresses, but if it was for her performance in Jenifa, she may well deserve it.

You need to get past your petty tribalist sentiments, every opinion of a non Yoruba you take it to be a jibe at Yorubas. That is the whole reason you took issue, not because of what was said, in this situation you are crying wolf. My reply was in direct response to a statement made by someone about her being the best Nigerian actress, not simply her winning that award.  Did you not see it?

Simply cut and paste the "offending" contribution, if you are not merely mistaken, lol

You need to grow up. Simple.

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It always was, spiked.

How can people who've never seen a movie say someone isnt good in it? It's also NOT a coincidence that the same people yarning dust are the same that have dogged Yoruba movies in the past, claiming that will never watch them

It's one thing if we were given a list of the other nominees and people were stating their preference. That's not the case.

londoner, learn to read. Put your time in the UK into something useful. Are you the only person that my comment is directed to? Abeg take your "wah wah Im a victim of the evil TOH" elsewhere. Being told to "grow up" by a defensive paranoid person like you is merely a joke in my eyes. Have a nice day.

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Sulia kan, Ayetoro kan, abeg she try jare

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You guys are all crazy and are victim of decision, lol

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This is getting tribal . . . . .

Interesting. . . .

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