Funke Akindele Makes Directorial Debut With Political Satire, ‘Your Excellency’

Posted on August 06 2019 , at 04:42 pm
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  • Fans of 'Jenifa' can now look forward to a fun December as the film is scheduled to hit cinemas on December 13.

Funke Akindele with Lala Akindoju on the set of Your Excellency.

Multiple award-winning actress Funke Akindele is set to make her directorial debut with ‘Your Excellency’, despite having produced several feature films, including her hugely successful Jenifa series.

Akindele’s directorial debut is set to come courtesy of a social-media-driven political comedy in which she also plays lead role. She teams up with EbonyLife Films, producer of ‘The Wedding Party 1&2’ and ‘Chief Daddy’ on the political satire which tells the story of Chief Olalekan Ajadi, a billionaire businessman with political aspirations.

The story line is reflective of the political climate home and abroad where wealthy businessmen seek power by deploying the most amusing antics, even when they’re least qualified.

“Your Excellency has a great script, excellent cast and an experienced production team, so I’m looking forward to making the best possible film,” Akindele said of the story line and her expectation on the reception.

Mo Abudu of EbonyLife praised Akindele’s “knack for telling a good story, her comedic instincts and an incredible work ethic” as the recipe for the film’s success.

‘Your Excellency’, written by Yinka Ogun and produced by Isioma Osaje and James Amuta, also stars seasoned Nollywood actors like Akin Lewis, Bimbo Manuel, Deyemi Okanlawon, Lala Akindoju, Shaffy Bello, Kunle Coker, Ekun Edewor, Alex Ekubo and Osas Ighodaro.

Fans of ‘Jenifa’ can now look forward to a fun December as the film is scheduled to hit cinemas on December 13.

Share your expectations for Funke Akindele’s directorial debut in the comments.

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