Since the release of the popular Tv series Empire in 2015, Funke Akindele ‘Jenifa’ has always been likened to Taraji P. Henson (Cookie). The leading lady (Cookie) of the popular American series was said to be of the same character with Funke Akindele.
It can be seen that Funke Akindele and Traji P. Henson have some kind of resemblance too.
Cookie Lyon’s fierce, dramatic and ghetto act in all the episodes of the series so far reflects in some of Jenifa’s character in the Nigerian scene.
Empire is a powerful drama about a family dynasty set within the glamorous and sometimes dangerous world of hip-hop music. The show revolves around the Lyon family and their media company while “Industreet” (as produced by Funke Akindele) focuses on survival in the entertainment industry and on the hustle in the ghetto.
Just as Empire features a host of American singers and rappers including Neyo and Birdman, Industreet as well features artistes and media personalities in Nigeria like K.Switch, Mo Easy and Freeze of Cool Fm.
Industreet is set to be released on the 26th of May, 2017.