Amazon Prime Video unveiled its highly anticipated mini-series, ‘SHE Must Be Obeyed,’ in a lavish spectacle that rivaled the Oscars. The event took place at the prestigious IMAX Cinema in Lagos’s Lekki Phase 1.
Behind the scenes, the formidable Funke Akindele and her estranged ex-husband, JJC Skillz, masterminded the series through their venture, SceneOne Production.
This five-episode marvel, led by the incomparable Funke Akindele, features a stellar cast including Lateef Adedimeji, Nancy Isime, Akah Anani, Patience Ozokwo, Mike Ezuronye, Rachael Okonkwo, and many more. It exclusively debuts on Prime Video on September 29.
Adding to the star power, we find the ever-insightful Waje, steeped in the nuances of the Nigerian music industry, as well as the BBNaija sensation, Veeiye, who joins this captivating ensemble.”
‘SHE Must Be Obeyed’ unveils the ruthless world of three successful music stars, marked by cutthroat rivalries and backstabbing.
Funke Akindele, portraying Siyanbola Adewale (SHE), embodies a thriving artist concealing a realm of avarice, hubris, and Machiavellian schemes behind her public humility.
At the event, Funke, the lead actor, explained her preference for a mini-series format to captivate the audience with intricate details.
She emphasized the importance of understanding contracts, seeking legal advice, and receiving guidance from experienced mentors to navigate the challenges faced by young talents in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Funke also stated that following the recent happenings in the entertainment industry, the movie will educate the younger generation of artistes in the music industry.
“We need to organize numerous seminars and workshops to educate young artists and emphasize their importance. While aspiring to be in the limelight is natural, it’s crucial to go through the correct phases,” she emphasized.
The star actress, affectionately known as Jenifer due to her comic series, ‘Jenifer’s Diary,’ wrote the script and drew from the movie’s moral lessons.
She reflected on the experience, saying, “Watching the five episodes taught me patience. It made me realize that when you’re in the limelight, you must be patient, cautious, and maintain a confident and positive demeanor.”
Funke said she wrote the film’s screenplay eight years ago; however, shooting began three years ago, sometime in 2020.
The blue carpet welcomed actors, actresses, Nollywood stars, music icons, influencers, and industry leaders.
Notable attendees included Iyabo Ojo and Morey Faith from ‘The Real Housewives of Lagos,’ along with media personalities Taymi Balogue and Toke Makinwa. Nollywood luminaries such as Patience Ozokwo, Mike Ezuronye, Dakore Akande-Egbuson, Toyin Abraham, Omowunmi Dada, Allysyn, Femi Adebayo, Timini Egbuson, and reality stars Dorathy, Sheggz, Boma, and Saga from ‘BBNaija’ graced the event.
Funke’s ex-husband, JJC Skillz, shared the dance floor with her to the admiration of their colleagues and guests.
The guests enjoyed live music entertainment before they proceeded to watch the series’ inaugural episode.