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Funke Akindele unveils star-studded cast for anticipated film ‘Finding Me’



Funke Akindele unveils star-studded cast for anticipated film 'Finding Me'

Funke Akindele unveils star-studded cast for anticipated film ‘Finding Me’

Nollywood powerhouse Funke Akindele has been teasing audiences with the daily reveal of the cast for her highly anticipated film, “Finding Me.” From May 14 to May 28, 2024, Akindele took to Instagram, posting Reels that unveiled the star-studded lineup set to bring her latest project to life.

The impressive cast includes a mix of seasoned veterans and rising stars: Ariyo Oluwakemisola Apesin, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Calabar Chic, Emeka Nwagbaraocha, Akindele herself, Abdulgafar Abiola (Cute Abiola), Omowunmi Dada, Efa Iwara, Tina Mba, Dele Odule, Sharon Ooja Egwurube, Shaffy Bello, Omoni Oboli, Femi Adebayo, and Joseph Benjamin. This ensemble of heavyweight actors promises to deliver a compelling and memorable cinematic experience.

Building Anticipation

Akindele’s strategic rollout began with a captivating transition video featuring some of the cast members donning “Finding Me” t-shirts. This clever marketing tactic has not only built excitement but also showcased the unity and star power behind the film. Despite the buzz, Akindele has kept fans guessing about the plot and the exact release date, adding to the anticipation.

A Legacy of Hits

Funke Akindele, a titan in Nollywood, is known for her blockbuster hits and critically acclaimed productions. Her upcoming project, “Everybody Loves Jenifa,” part of the beloved Jenifa franchise, is set to premiere in December 2024. She teased this return to the franchise with an announcement stating, “Been long you saw Jenifa!!!!”

Akindele’s previous successes are a testament to her prowess as a filmmaker. She produced the highest-grossing film in Nigeria, “A Tribe Called Judah,” which earned over ₦1.4 billion. She also created the second-highest-grossing film, “Battle on Buka Street,” with a total of ₦668 million, and the third-highest-grossing film, “Omo Ghetto: The Saga,” grossing ₦636 million.

Celebrated and Awarded

Akindele’s contributions to Nollywood have been widely recognized. She is the most-awarded actress at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA), with five wins to her name. Her accolades include:

– The Return of Sheri Koko (Best Actress in a Comedy, 2014)
– Jenifa’s Diary (Best Actress in a Comedy Role, 2016; Best Actress in a Comedy Movie or TV Series, 2017; Best Actress in a Comedy, 2020)
– Omo Ghetto: The Saga (Best Actress in a Comedy, 2022)


Setting the Scene for Another Blockbuster

With such a powerhouse of talent, “Finding Me” is poised to be another blockbuster hit for Akindele. Her ability to assemble such a high-caliber cast speaks volumes about her influence and reputation in the industry.

Akindele’s track record of delivering box office hits, combined with the anticipation built through strategic marketing, sets the stage for “Finding Me” to make a significant impact. Fans and critics alike are eager to see how this film will unfold and contribute to Akindele’s legacy.

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