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Jenifa ~ 2008
Story & Screenplay – Funke Akindele
Director – Muyhdeen S. Ayinde



Funke Akindele – Suliat/ Jenifa

Mosunmola Filani – Tracey

Ronke Odusanya – Becky

Iyabo Ojo – Franca

Adebayo Salami – Chief Oludayo

Jide Kosoko – Chief Williams

Yinka Quadri – Prof. Fadamisi

Bunmi Olafilewa – Mrs Iyabo Williams

Yomi Fash Lanso – Demola

Odunade Adekola – Kola

Rykardo Agbor – Banyi

Abiodun Majekodunmi – DPO

Kola Olaiya – Panel Head

Sunny Alli – Lekan

Sola Asedeko – Tutu

Eniola Badmus – Gbogbo Big Girl

Tajudeen Gbadamosi – Chief James

Toyosi Adesanya – Lecturer

Kayode Olaiya – Baba Suliat

Tola Oladokun – Mama Suliat

Ireti Osayemi – Shaira


Themes Explored

Village Vs City
Campus Life
in Nigeria

Aristos in Nigerian Culture

Ritualism in Nigerian Culture

Materialism in Nigerian Culture

Greed in Nigeria

Respect in Nigeria



The first thing that I noticed after typing up the cast list was the huuuuuge cast, and what you see above isn’t even the complete listing!!!


Suliat is a razz 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 afforded her in her village is completely non existent in the city. Instead of commanding respect she is disrespected and mocked at every turn for her razz village ways. Even an outfit that she is sure will suit sleek city style is mocked, “What pyjamas with boots is this girl wearing.


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  1. A most watch film. Absolutely brilliant and funny! Fantastic acting by Funke Akindele.

  2. I loved this film! For somone who was bron and bred in the UK it was an eyeopen for me thank god I understand Yoruba because the subtitles were whack!
    The film was great though ..any similar filsm which show uni/school life in naija ?

  3. nollywoodforever says:

    There are quite a few campus flicks… I would say the best is Girl's Cot… then you've got others like Orange Groove, Rush Hour, War Game, Black Bra.

  4. Thanks for that I'll watch them and let you know how they were

  5. fellowda says:

    sincerely i think the film is a bit over hyped!!

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