Sunday nights have not remained the same since Jenifa’s Diary hit our screens.
It reminds us of how Sunday nights felt in the days of Secrets of the Sand, that early 90s telenovela about Ruth and Rakel.
At that time, everyone planned their weekends around the show.
Nowadays, Funke Akindele Bello’s Jenifa’s Diary is bringing that feeling back and we’re loving it.
The comedy series is unarguably the best thing on Nigerian TV right now and we have 5 arguments to prove this.
1. Almost everyone who has access to a television or computer watches Jenifa’s Diary. Just go to YouTube and see the number of views the 1 minute trailers have. The show’s viewership cuts across every social, cultural and religious status.
2. The show is addictive. It’s fascinating how viewers have somehow imbibed the mannerisms of the lead character, Jenifa herself. Her crazy accent grows on you just by watching few episodes.
3. Can you tell us another TV drama that is packed with as many stars as Jenifa’s Diary? There isn’t, at least none that we know of. Jenifa’s Diary is star-studded in the very sense of the word. We’ve seen appearances from many of our favourite Nigerian artistes, from Falz the Bahd Guy to Tiwa Savage. We bet, there’s more to come.
4. We love how Funke Akindele Bello has used the show to merge Yoruba Nollywood and English Nollywood. She started out her acting career in the popular developmental TV show in the late 90s, ‘I Need to Know’ but crossed over to Yoruba movies.
Now, Funke Akindele is a boss on both sides and Jenifa’s Diary just seems like a way of showing loyalty to the two Nollywood divisions and unifying them in the process.
5. Jenifa’s Diary is effortlessly hilarious. The cast were carefully chosen to achieve this aim and Funke Akindele who plays Jenifa is the icing on the cake. The show is nothing short of undiluted comedy and fans just can’t get enough. How do we know? Get on your Twitter timeline and see what people are saying about it.