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7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by curvysola(f): 9:49pm On Oct 09, 2016
Everyone loves Jenifa!

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 Nigerians adopt their own English Language and make it official. It makes communication fun.

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

1. “Yels” – Meaning Yes

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Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by curvysola(f): 9:50pm On Oct 09, 2016
2. “What I Do” – Meaning What Have I Done?

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Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by curvysola(f): 9:51pm On Oct 09, 2016
3. “Wanever” – Meaning Whatever

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Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by curvysola(f): 9:53pm On Oct 09, 2016
4. “Henemies” – Meaning Enemies

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Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by Beamborla(f): 9:53pm On Oct 09, 2016
'You like'

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Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by oladipo322(m): 9:54pm On Oct 09, 2016
2. how is u, instead of how are u
3. the two both of u, instead of the both of u
4. came in, instead of come in
lolz funny jenifay

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Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by curvysola(f): 9:54pm On Oct 09, 2016
5. “How Is Your Parenting?” – Meaning How Are Your Parents?

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Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by curvysola(f): 9:55pm On Oct 09, 2016
6. “It Is You That Sabi” – Meaning It’s Your Problem

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Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by olaric(m): 9:56pm On Oct 09, 2016
Beamborla:
'You like'

Only ladies watch it just like Telemundo
Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by curvysola(f): 9:56pm On Oct 09, 2016
7. “I Am Priding In You” – Meaning I’m Proud Of You

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Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by ClassCaptain(m): 9:57pm On Oct 09, 2016
while I enjoyed jenifa 1 to 3, And even the not so neccesary return of jenifa..

jenifa diary must be the most over hyped comedy series ever in Nigeria.The comedy is unwitty and overhyped except a few falz scene..

this series almost put an end between the friendship BTW me and a girl after she used almost 3g of my phone memory to collect this trash ...
Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by Beamborla(f): 10:06pm On Oct 09, 2016
olaric:


Only ladies watch it just like Telemundo
Oh com'on! angry

This is just like a sitcom... Don't ruin the fun, pls.
I don't do telemundos myself... they irritate the living out of me

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Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by curvysola(f): 10:12pm On Oct 09, 2016
Beamborla:

Oh com'on! angry

This is just like a sitcom... Don't ruin the fun, pls.
I don't do telemundos myself... they irritate the living out of me
very true

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Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by thesuave10(m): 10:15pm On Oct 09, 2016
Sure thing... one of my favorite african tv shows. So Sola you sat down In your abj apartment to check alll these out abi grin
Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by thesuave10(m): 10:16pm On Oct 09, 2016
Beamborla:

Oh com'on! angry

This is just like a sitcom... Don't ruin the fun, pls.
I don't do telemundos myself... they irritate the living out of me

Telemundo deceiving couples since 1894 grin

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Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by curvysola(f): 10:18pm On Oct 09, 2016
thesuave10:
Sure thing... one of my favorite african tv shows. So Sola you sat down In your abj apartment to check alll these out abi grin
no jor, saw it on a site
which abj apartment did you give me?
i am staying with my mum and brothers cheesy
Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by Gasu(m): 10:20pm On Oct 09, 2016
Beamborla:

Oh com'on! angry

This is just like a sitcom... Don't ruin the fun, pls.
I don't do telemundos myself... they irritate the living out of me

lol.. J-town respect..
Actually telemundo is fun to watch if u follow up the programs..
Nice dp..
Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by olaric(m): 10:22pm On Oct 09, 2016
Beamborla:

Oh com'on! angry

This is just like a sitcom... Don't ruin the fun, pls.
I don't do telemundos myself... they irritate the living out of me

Alright I throw in the towel!
Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by thesuave10(m): 10:23pm On Oct 09, 2016
curvysola:
no jor, saw it on a site
which abj apartment did you give me?
i am staying with my mum and brothers cheesy

Sure. Lol, the apartment should be around maitama . :PTell your mum and brothers you'll be moving to a business house cheesy
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Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by curvysola(f): 10:25pm On Oct 09, 2016
thesuave10:


Sure. Lol, the apartment should be around maitama . :PTell your mum and brothers you'll be moving to a business house cheesy
joker

Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by thesuave10(m): 10:32pm On Oct 09, 2016
curvysola:

joker

Well you never know till you.... future tip: use your pic for more effectgrin tongue
Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by Nobody: 10:41pm On Oct 09, 2016
Hehehehe, like seriously @curcysola, you mean Nigerian should adopt her own english?, i guess pidgin isn't enough for you.

That movie bored me as hell, can't even remember the few scenes i saw.

Nollywood is 100 years behind.
Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by Beamborla(f): 10:42pm On Oct 09, 2016
thesuave10:


Telemundo deceiving couples since 1894 grin
It's hard enough to find love. I don't want ideas and dreams that do not exist.

I want to have peace of mind in the simple love I sincererity I get from a hrt that truly beats for me. Not constant heartache of what he 'ought' to do if I behave in a particular manner. I mean expecting him to kiss me after I yelled at him... Unrealistic expectations
Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by CorrectBro: 10:47pm On Oct 09, 2016
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Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by curvysola(f): 10:49pm On Oct 09, 2016
thesuave10:


Well you never know till you.... future tip: use your pic for more effectgrin tongue
kunfu toaster tongue you will never change abi?
Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by Beamborla(f): 10:50pm On Oct 09, 2016
Gasu:


lol.. J-town respect..
Actually telemundo is fun to watch if u follow up the programs..
Nice dp..
Yes, boss. Respect!
Thanks!

It's no fun for me. I watched one out of boredom and I almost sank into depression. Jeez! They can cry like no tomorrow. No suspense, extremely dull, story line is often the same and painfully unrealistic no humour. Even when they try to infuse action, it's still the dull, slow and programmed kind of action.

Just tears and love embarassed

Give me movies like person of interest, crack, elementary, the mentalist, house of cards, fast and furious, annimation, I love me some black american movies, I can go on and on
Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by curvysola(f): 10:50pm On Oct 09, 2016
Benita27:
Hehehehe, like seriously @curcysola, you mean Nigerian should adopt her own english?, i guess pidgin isn't enough for you.

That movie bored me as hell, can't even remember the few scenes i saw.

Nollywood is 100 years behind.
no jor but its a fun way to make people laugh while gisting
Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by Beamborla(f): 10:51pm On Oct 09, 2016
olaric:


Alright I throw in the towel!
Thanchuu sad
Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by Nobody: 11:05pm On Oct 09, 2016
curvysola:
no jor but its a fun way to make people laugh while gisting
Well, movies that makes people laugh are different.

Certainly not that for me.
Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by Coyotejack(m): 11:07pm On Oct 09, 2016
Jenifa diaries cracks me up....
Nice one OP
Re: 7 Catch Phrases Nigerians Have Adopted From The Jenifa Series by Nobody: 11:07pm On Oct 09, 2016
OP this list no complete at all o

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