7 Slang Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series!!


The movie first aired in 2008 and had everyone rolling on the floor with laughter. Funny enough, most of us adopted some of her slangs which we still use till date.

It’s so bad some of us have actually forgotten the correct English phrases. Besides who oyinbo English don epp? I think it’s about time Nigerian’s adopt their own English Language and make it official.  It makes communication fun.

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Here a 7 slangs Nigerians have adopted from the Jenifa Diary series:

1. “Yels” – Meaning Yes


Jenifa's dairy bridge

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2. “What I Do” – Meaning What Have I Done?

Jenifa's dairy

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3. “Wanever” –  Meaning Whatever

Jenifa's diary

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4. “Henemies” – Meaning Enemies

Toyosi and Jenifa

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5. “How Is Your Parenting?” – Meaning How Are Your Parents?

Jenifa's diary

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6. “It Is You That Sabi” – Meaning It’s Your Problem

Sege Jenifa's Diary GIF

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7. “I Am Priding In You” – Meaning I’m Proud Of You


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