Shooting commenced today on Akodo Beach for the much-anticipated third installment of the blockbuster Jenifa series. The Return of Jenifa resumes the storyline from Part 2 after Jenifa discovered her HIV-positive status and follows her subsequent adventures in self-discovery. The comedy will address a variety of issues, most importantly HIV/AIDS-related stigma.
Funke Akindele reprises her role as the title character–which has become a household name Nigeria– along with her simultaneous duties as writer and producer. She promises a “bigger and better” film with a celebrity-filled cast featuring musicians eLDee and Omawumi, comedienne Helen Paul, dancer Kaffy, as well as TV presenters Denrele Edun and Seun Chukwuemeka.
Akindele will lead the 250-member cast and crew over the next 12 days of shooting in Lagos. The production will continue over another two weeks in New York City and Houston, Texas.