Jenifa (Nigeria: 2008)


Muhydeen S. Ayinde

Cast list

Odunade Adekola
Funke Akindele
Eniola Badmus
Yomi Fash-Lanso
Monsunmola Filani
Jide Kosoko
Ronke Odusanya
Iyaobo Ojo
Yinka Quadri
Adebayo Salami


Writers: Sodiq Adebayo, Funke Akindele, Muhydeen S. Ayindele, Sharafadeen Olabode


Suliat is a village girl who has remained in her village her whole life. She experiences a different type of life when she goes to university in Lagos as a Yoruba language student. Suliat quickly learns that the respect given to her in her village is completely non-existent in the city. Instead of commanding respect she is disrespected and mocked for her strange village ways.


Leo Lawal, “Review: Jenifa Parts 1 & 2.” The Africa Report (online newspaper)

Academic Articles:

Trash’s Last Leaves: Nollywood, Nollywood, Nollywood. By Kenneth W. Harrow. Trash. (2013), pp 268-278

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