Jenifa's Diary

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Jenifa's Diary is a Nigerian television comedy series, created by Funke Akindele.[1] The series is part of the Jenifa franchise, based on a naive and funny character of the same name. Jenifa's Diary has 17 seasons and is currently[when?] active and ongoing.[2]


Jenifa’s utterances contain both ‘direct’ and ‘indirect’ speech acts. The series tells the story of a native village girl Jenifa (played by Funke Akindele) who desperately wants to get out of her ratchet way of life. In her desperation, she leaves her village and goes to the city of Lagos in order to get a proper education. Toyosi, an old friend is left with no choice than to accommodate her despite the visit being unannounced.

Jenifa is unsuccessful with her education but she gets a job at Nikki'o salon on the Island with the help of her friend Kiki, becoming very successful in her hairstyling career.[3]

At Nikki'o salon, she meets another stylist, Segun (played by Folarin 'Falz' Falana), who becomes interested in her. She at first rejects him, but later accepts his proposal after he goes to America. They get engaged.[4]



  1. ^ "irokoWorld Global Ambassador Funke Akindele hosts Meet-and-Greet with Fans across Lagos | Photos". BellaNaija. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  2. ^ "I am tired of Jenifa's Diary — Funke Akindele - Vanguard News". Vanguard News. 2016-05-08. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  3. ^ Ikeke, Nkem. "2016InReiview: 11 most overused words Nigerians don't want to hear in 2017". - Nigeria news. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  4. ^ Izuzu, Chidumga. ""Jenifa's Diary": Funke Akindele gets married on show [photos] - Movies - Pulse". Retrieved 2017-01-03.