7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From Nigeria’s Best Comedy Show Jenifa’s Diary (With Pictures)


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.

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

1. “Yels” – Meaning Yes



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