Jenifa's Diary is a Nigerian television comedy series, created by Funke Akindele. 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.
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.
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.
- Funke Akindele as Jenifa
- Folarin "Falz" Falana as Segun
- Lolo as Adaku
- Juliana Olayode as Toyosi
- Lota Chukwu as Kiki
- Paschaline Alex Okoli as Cordelia
- Aderounmu Adejumoke as Esther
- Michael Uba as James
- Tobi Makinde as Timini
- Jerry Smart Ordu as Randy
- Ibinabo Timini’s Sister
- Tobi Adebayo as Waheed (Jenifa's younger bro)
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