Art & LifeSocietyReview: Jenifa Parts 1 & 2

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Posted on Monday, 25 May 2009 16:06

Review: Jenifa Parts 1 & 2

By Leo Lawal

Jenifa

 

Jenifa Parts 1 & 2, directed by Muyideen Ayinde, 180 mins

 

A satire on moral decadence at university, Jenifa is providing brisk business for Lagos’s DVD sellers. Styled on the Yoruba travelling theatre, this Nollywood video tells of the corruption of a student from humble beginnings. Jenifa makes friends with Tracy, Franca and Beck, and is brought into their fast life of on-campus prostitution. Sleeping with the ready queue of older ‘aristos’, politicians, 419ers and businessmen who pay for sex, Jenifa contracts AIDS and is then suspended for exam malpractice. The production values are decidedly Nollywood but Funke Akindele, in the title role, won the African Movie Academy Award 2009 for best female actress for her performance.



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