Funke Akindele who shone like a million star in the award winning movie ‘Jennifer’ can be said to be more popular compare to the Ibadan born Toyin Abraham. But the same cannot be said of their acting skills. Although many Nollywood enthusiasts have argued this over and over. While many feels the graduate of Law is too stereotypic and can only do more of comic acting with her usual bastardization of the English Language, Toyin on the other end is a more dynamic actress who can interpret any role perfectly. Funke Akindele who is fondly called Jennifer by her fans has played very similar character in most of the films she has ever been casted for. This which is the direct opposite of Toyin Abraham.
Although Toyin Abraham formerly known as Toyin Aihmaku has said in several interview that the Unilag graduate is her boss and she has got so much respect for her energy . Many of Funke Akindele’s fans have tried to juxtapose the blockbuster “Jennifer” produced by Funke Akindele and “Alakada” produced by Toyin Abraham, using it as a pointer to Funke’s supremacy in screen acting. With both films having a similar plot, many will agree that Funke’s “Jennifer” has more recognition based on the artistic display she put up in the movie compare to Toyin’s Alakada.
But from random opinion of ardent Yoruba movie lover,many rooted for Toyin simple for the fact that she is so dynamic in her acting and that she puts in a high level of realism into her acting. Many had said that Funke is only banking on the fame that “Jennifer” given to her and if she had tried to make a shift away from her “Jennifer’s style”, she would have become irrelevant while in many years to come, Toyin Abraham will still be a sought-after actress in the industry.
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