- Two Nollywood sweethearts have been pitched against each other by a journalist, Gimba Kakanda
- Kakanda claims that for him, Mercy Johnson is a better role interpreter than Genevieve Nnaji
- The opinion writer said Genevieve should play in the league of Adesua Etomi
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A Nigerian journalist identified as Gimba Kakanda on Twitter has said Mercy Johnson is a better actor than Genevieve Nnaji.
The opinion writer wrote that Genevieve Nnaji is an average actress and that there is nothing extraordinary about her acting prowess.
He explained further that Mercy Johnson is a more talented actress than Genevieve Nnaji. Gimba also posited that if you want to talk about someone much more talented and above the league of Adesua Etomi-Wellington that is when you mention Genevieve.
His position was greeted with mixed reactions and name-calling as many fans of Genevieve came out like an army to redeem her image.
A lady @sandraaa_ak countered Gimba and wrote: "I really wonder what you guys consider as “great acting” Probably when people are shouting and playing “househelp” roles," to which he replied her: "I don’t know whether you’re too young to know Mercy Johnson’s filmography, but I advise you revisit it. She’s played almost all the roles you can imagine, and convincingly."
She tweeted back again saying: "Nahhh! I’m not too young to know about Mercy Johnson’s “filmography” as you call it," to which the journalist replied: "Even Genevieve won’t dream of being ranked above Mercy Johnson. I kid you not. She’s nowhere close to Mercy, and not even closely as talented."
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While some are in support of Kakanda on Genevieve:
Meanwhile, some time ago, Legit TV hit the streets of Lagos in a bid to find out which of the actresses, Funke Akindele-Bello and Toyin Abraham, holds the position of the queen of comedy in the country.
The actresses have continued to impress the movie community with their stellar performances whenever they both play roles that require them to serve undiluted comedy.
Akindele showed off her comic side in her 2008 hit comedy-drama movie, Jenifa. The film was modelled after a character who hailed from a remote village and would go the extra mile in levelling up with the big girls when she eventually moved to Lagos.
Similarly, Toyin Abraham showed off just how much comedy easily comes to her after she released her highly successful comedy-drama, Alakada, in 2013.
Fans easily fell in love with the character of Yetunde played by Abraham. Yetunde was a young girl who had no trouble telling outrageous lies just to level up with some of her friends who come from wealthy backgrounds.
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