Funke Akindele has won the Best Actress in a Comedy at the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
The actress beat Tina Mba – Meet the In-Laws, Uche Jombo – Wives on Strike, Dineo Moeketsi – Mrs Right Guy, Chioma Akpotha – Wives on Strike, Funke Akindele – A Trip to Jamaica and Omoni Oboli – Wives on Strike.
The series which is currently in its ninth season on Television stars Akindele as the titular character; a secondary school dropout turned hairdresser, who lives in a backwater town called Aiyetoro.
Over the years, the character has grown from a naive girl in Aiyetoro to a student in Lagos, and a hustler in London.
The character Jenifa and the TV series “Jenifa’s Diary” is one of the most successful and sensational character/show to slide across our TV screens in 10 years.
— SceneOne productions (@sceneonepd) March 4, 2017
“Jenifer’s Diary” also won the Best TV series at the 2017 AMVCA.