Creator of the “Jenifa Series”, Funke Akindele is creating a bigger portfolio that does not only limit her to the work she does on TV.
She has snagged her first job as a Film Director!
Working for weeks now on the set of “Your Excellency”, the filmmaker will officially make her debut with the Ebony Life film which is scheduled to make a debut to the cinemas this December.
EbonyLife boss Mo Abudu disclosed the news on Instagram and also announced that Funke will be doubling as the lead.
“Your Excellency tells the story of Chief Olalekan Ajadi, a bumbling, billionaire businessman and failed presidential candidate, who is obsessed with Donald Trump. Just when his campaign looks set to be another disaster, Ajadi is anointed by a major party and becomes a credible contender – all through the power of social media,” Abudu said.
Written by Yinka Ogun and produced by Isioma Osaje and James Amuta, Your Excellency boasts of a star-studded cast, including Lala Akindoju, Shaffy Bello, Kunle Coker, Eku Edewor, Alexx Ekubo, EmmahohMaGod, Oreka Godis, Osas Ighodalo, Seyi Law, Akin Lewis, Bimbo Manuel, Ini Dima-Okojie, Deyemi Okanlawon, Chioma ‘Chigul’ Omeruah, Ikechukwu Onunaku, Helen Paul, among others.
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