Toyin Aimakhu Accused Of Copying Funke Akindele’s Jenifa’s Diary Idea In Alakada Reloaded

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June 6, 2017 – Toyin Aimakhu Accused Of Copying Funke Akindele’s Jenifa’s Diary Concept In Alakada Reloaded, Critic Trashes Her Movie

A big screen answer to Jennifer Akindele’s Jenifa’s Diary, Alakada reloaded is a meh attempt. The Falz-rescue style of speaking, extreme lies and generic ‘grass to grace’ stories have been over told, much like Humblesmith singing Osinachi.

Alakada Reloaded continues telling the story of Yetunde Animashaun, a young girl from a poor family background from the earlier two stories. Exploring the same inferiority complex and societal pressures from the first two films, she makes up stories about her financial status in order to fit in and stand out in the crowd.

Assembling Odunlade Adekola, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Iyabo Ojo, Kehinde Bankole, Woli Arole, Nedu, Helen Paul, Lilian Esoro, Annie Idibia, Bidemi Kosoko, Liz Da Silva, Gabriel Afolayan, Comedian Ebiye; the currently hot actors, the film is however riddled with unnecessary cast members as well as scenes.

The outlook to the movie is the same with Jenifa and its predecessors but it tells a deeper story well in its own right – Don’t try to live above and beyond your means. The story in itself seems like rushed work. Without proper attention taken to storytelling, character development and dialogue progression altogether.

The outlook to the movie is the same with Jenifa and its predecessors but it tells a deeper story well in its own right – Don’t try to live above and beyond your means. The story in itself seems like rushed work. Without proper attention taken to storytelling, character development and dialogue progression all together, Alakada is somewhat annoying.

There is no way the discontinuity in this movie was not planned, the audio and video editing was worse off and this project seems like a haphazardly done and rushed body of work.

Odunlade and Comedian Ebiye however through some unnecessary scenes stole the show. Premium acting by Odunlade ensured he didn’t drag his name into a project that would in a world where quality was put first would not see the lights of a cinema. Ebiye had a few miss moments in the film, but he is a newbie and the fire and vigour are there for everyone to see.

Toyin Aimakhu existed in this movie to create meme material especially through facial expressions and use of Yoruba. The performances of Annie Idibia and Helen Paul were extremely forgettable.

While the movie has reportedly made over 25million Naira in the cinemas, it is a piss poor movie. While taking a look at the progression Jenifa has made over the years and especially the evolution of Funke Akindele as an actor, Alakada reloaded is unnecessary. Best described as milking an already dead cow, Toyin Aimakhu is the new Adam Sandler of Nigeria.

An elaborate hoax to collect money from Nigerians, she has won this one – she should not win again. While arguments can be made by lovers of mediocrity that art doesn’t have to be serious, I tell them – Art should be done very well.

A shoddy job and a mistake that made its way to the cinemas through a now tainted track record, Alakada gets a D for me. D for Dumpster trash.

[Review By Oluwatosin Adesokan]

15 thoughts on “Toyin Aimakhu Accused Of Copying Funke Akindele’s Jenifa’s Diary Idea In Alakada Reloaded

  1. BE READY TO PAY..OMONI OBOLI FACED SAME COPY CAT LAW SUIT WHEN SHE PLANNED TO RELEASE HER MOVIE OKAFORS LAW ..PEOPLE CANNOT DEVELOP THEIR OWN STORY LINE..SAME WAY OUR GOVT IS KNOWN FOR PLAGIARISM

  2. i can smell hatred from this writer. Atleast she did not commit any crime she tried her best to be creative to an extend. leave this hate write up and go do something meaningful with your time. Or better still go and
    supervise the soilders at sambisa forest

  3. I dont think there is a crime in it,if she is doing her own thing!everyone has his or her own right

  4. Toyin Abraham should do what Tyler Perry did to those who trashed his ‘Madea’ series-ignore them and continue to do your job and contine to make money. Look at Tyler Perry today.People are enjoying the ‘Alakada’ series. Laughter,enjoyment and entertainment will never need academic or critical analycses;students doing film analysis should do that in schools. We the public are happy with your workThanks you Toyin for giving us laughter . We love your work and do not ever let any one crush you!

  5. Everybody takes inspiration from somebody, only some are more obvious than others. Indeed I have sometimes suspected that some singers are inspired by loud yawns of someone which they adapted as chorus for their songs.
    It is not bad and as long as the original idea is acknowledged and the audience like it, should not be condemned. After all re-mix songs have been known to be hit tracks. Bravo Toyin for your good effort!

  6. Haters every where 😏, Anybody talking after God has spoken is a noice maker!!!!Toyin is unstoppable.

  7. Even Jenifa cannot lay claims to being the original story writer. The story has been told in different ways over the years. No idea is novel. It’s all a question of packaging.

  8. Hey from the words ‘rushed’. “without proper attention ‘.’annoying’,’unnecessary scenes ‘ to’forgettable’,’shoddy”,’mediocrity’ and ‘hoax’. Is this a film critique or the unleashing of deep abhorrence for the girl? In spite of all these smears from some of you.some of us love this girl and the film. The humour os effectively captured and the goals -to make us learn and laugh were achieved. As suggested,go and psychoanalyse those in Sambisa forest and publish their profiles.We will read and appreciate that one.

  9. NONSENSE , TOYIN IS MORE PROFESSIONAL THAN SO CALLED FUNKE AKINDELE SO CALLED JENIFA .

    PEOPLE SHOULD NOT COMPARE PROFESSIONAL AND STYLISH TOYIN AIMAHU TO THIS SO CALLED TASTELESS MOVIES OF SO CALLED JENIFA

  10. This writer is a bitter person and is unarguably jealous from the write up. this is just like saying because Tuface is a singer so nobody should sing again. I love Toyin and she sabi act no be small. this movie is totally different from Jennifa’s concept. Haters will continue to hate anyway. Ride on girl.

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