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This One is For First Generation Immigrants! Watch the Trailer for Yvonne Orji’s New Show – ‘First Gen’



We watched the trailer for the show titled First Gen and we fell in love with it!

First Gen is a sit-com work in progress created by Nigerian-American first generation immigrants. The show is written by Yvonne Orji and is produced by Chika Chukudebelu and Kay Oyegun.  The idea behind the show is to poke fun at the stereotypes that come with being immigrants.


It centers on the Main Character, Joanna- a first generation Nigerian-American- who trades in a stable career in medicine, for the uncertainties of stand up comedy, and the adventures that ensue when her traditional immigrant parents discover her plans.

Watch the trailer here:

Episode 1 of the Docu-Series – What Is First Gen?

Episode 2- When Did You Realize You Were “Other?”

What do you think about the show?


  1. @edDREAMZ

    April 16, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Thats nice….

  2. NigerianAmericanGirl1

    April 16, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    OMG, this is absolutely TRUE! Described my parents to a “T.” LOL! It’s incredibly hard being a First Gen Kid here in the U.S. So much pressure to be the best academically and let’s not even get started regarding marriage…

    Nonetheless, greetings from across the pond fellow Nigerians 🙂

    Great post Bella!

    • asidfg

      April 17, 2015 at 4:17 am

      “greetings from across the pond fellow Nigerians ” emmm that would technically mean the Nigerian land mass has fantastically replaced the British Isles in the Northern Hemisphere. WEIRD

    • NigerianAmericanGirl1

      April 17, 2015 at 2:02 pm

      Biko, someone sends you salutations and all you can do is complain? smh….

      There’s no need for a geography lesson. Anyone with common sense would know that this is an expression not meant to be taken literal. Duh.

    • Ikido

      April 17, 2015 at 6:53 pm

      She was trying to say you are being condescending with the ‘across the pond’ statement….and i would tend to agree.

  3. Engoz

    April 16, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    It can be funnier. They need to put more work in the delivery of the acts. At least I can watch this, rather than some Nigerians in America reality ghetto shows.

  4. Oliviabyname

    April 16, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Yessssss, Finally!!!!!

  5. Swag Stalker

    April 16, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Hehehe looks good unlike the usual garbage

  6. PD Young Billionaire

    April 16, 2015 at 9:07 pm


  7. shannaro

    April 16, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Just started watching fresh off the boat today (about asian americans) then this comes along *airhorns* na nice follow baba i’ll be keeping an eye out for it

  8. Gem

    April 16, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    In other news……

  9. *curious*

    April 16, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    i love it 🙂

  10. Ndidi

    April 16, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    So impressed! Look forward to watching and congrats to you Yvonne…great idea!

  11. Eve82

    April 17, 2015 at 8:10 am

    I remember Yvonne from the UIU convention in Atlanta last year. Good to see her going places. Best wishes Girl!

    • Joan85

      April 17, 2015 at 11:05 am

      Yeah that was the first time I saw her on stage and she’s so good at what she does. I can’t wait to watch!

    • Eve82

      April 17, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      Wooohoooo! You live in ATL? I have a BN Sista in town. ♡♥♡

  12. ESTHER

    April 17, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    This is really great guys….wellll done….I’m so proud of you

  13. Tunrayo

    April 18, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    I love this. How do we watch the show or when are the episodes available?

  14. Teawine Penner

    April 30, 2015 at 11:14 am

    LOL! So on point!
    Typical Nigerian parents…. they cld beat the comedian out of u!


  15. Abisola

    September 13, 2015 at 6:56 am

    So where can we see the rest of the show? The dad looks like objazz the musician radio dude

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