Actress, Funke Akindele’s much talked about comedy series, Jenifa’s Diary will hit the airwaves in April. If you are a TV buff and an ardent fan of the award-winning thespian, get ready to be wowed.
Jenifa’s Diary is a comedy television series that depicts the hilarious and amazing adventures of Suliat, a.k.a Jenifa. A secondary school dropout turned hairdresser who lives in a backwater town called Aiyetoro.
Jenifa is loud, over-bearing and very opinionated. She nurses the ambition of leaving her community and making something of herself. She is always trying to prove her worth and wants to be recognized and ‘feel among’.
Her competitive spirit with her peers comes to the forefront when she realizes many of her friends in Aiyetoro are in higher institutions. Jenifa is motivated to leave her community and pursue her dream of attending a higher institution and becoming a huge success and to enhance her status in Aiyetoro.
Jenifa manages to borrow and even swindles one of her illiterate Aiyetoro ‘toasters’ to raise enough money for her exodus to Lagos. Jenifa’s Diary follows this epic, comedic journey as she arrives. in Lagos and lets all hell loose!
Jenifa’s diary will be another innovative, ground breaking Nigerian comedy concept. Jenifa is particularly attached to her diary in which she writes down her. daily experiences and uses the medium. to involve the audience in her thoughts and actions!
Everything that is written in the diary. including the grammatical errors, is transcribed unto the screen and the medium of Jenifa’s voice-over sharing her thoughts further magnifies her. quirks and eccentricities!
With unexpected turn of events, Jenifa’s adventures will take her from he streets. of Lagos to high class shows to the corridors of universities which she does not attend, from crowded school hostels to Adult Education classes and back to. the streets of Lagos, all in her quest to gain admission into a higher institution.
Directed by Edmund Eraibe, the series stars Lota Chukwu, Kunle Afod, Juliana Olayode Tope Adebayo, Pa Ojoge, Olaniyi Afonja (Sanyeri), Bash and also features cameo appearances from Banky W, Beverly Osu, songstress, Waje, Wunmi Obe, DJ Spinall, Amaechi Muonagor, Ali Nuhu and Alex Ekubo.
The TV series will start showing on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), African Independent Television, (AIT), And Silverbird TV on DSTV.