It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of Wale Oke, an actor from the cast of Jenifa’s diary. Funke Akindele Bello has joined family and friends of Olawale Micheal Oke to mourn the passing away of the Nollywood actor.
Oke had appeared in two episodes in the 14th season of the family sitcom produced by Funke Akindele-Bello, who is also the lead character, Jenifa. “Just heard this gentleman passed on yesterday. Really sad!!!Rest In Peace Olawale Micheal Oke. May the Lord comfort your loved ones. Thank you for a being a part of #jenifasdiary,” she wrote in a short clip of an episode featuring the late actor.
‘Jenifa’s Diary’ has become one of the most popular sitcoms airing on national TV, NTA, AIT and cable television, Africa Magic.
In 30 mins, the sitcom tells the daily activities of a school dropout, Jenifa, who struggles with life’s injustice to be a better person at all times.
A scene from “Jenifa’s Diary” season 6 episode 12
The hilarious sitcom is produced by Funke Akindele’s SceneOne Production. In its 14th season, Funke Akindele-Bello’s ‘jenifa’s Diary’ continues to amass fans across the world with its hilarious script, interesting cast and seamless editing.
Recall that Funke Akindele and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skillz, welcomed the arrival of their twin babies despite prophesies from a ‘so called’ pastor that she would not give birth.
Ecstatic Funke took to her instastory to first thank God. She wrote; “Thank you Lord”; “Mo je oruko titun”; “Emi ti a da lewa Olorun”; “A ti fi oruko titun pe mi”, among others. Her colleagues and fans also took to their various social media handles to congratulate her. Confirming the news via her Instagram page on Friday, Funke Akindele posted a picture of her and her husband carrying the twins, which she captioned: “To God be all the glory”.
Akindele entered the limelight after starring in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)-sponsored sitcom I Need to Know, which ran from 1998 to 2002. She played Bisi, a curious but highly intelligent secondary school student. Funke Akindele’s big break came in 2009 when she appeared in the movie Jenifa. Funke Akindele has over 100 movies to her credit as an actress, writer, and producer.
In January 2018, there was a controversy when it was reported that Funke Akindele would get her Hollywood debut in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War as she was listed as a member of the cast on imdb and then some weeks later her name was replaced with that of fellow Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji. This ended up being an internet prank and neither of the actresses appeared in the movie.
Did you enjoy Wale Oke’s scenes from Jenifa’s diary?