Nigerian slangs are like proverbs (if they could be likened as such) that serve as spices to conversations among youngsters and social media users.
PAY ATTENTION: . is on a mission to support vulnerable children of Calabar – join the initiative on Patreon, let’s change more lives together!
A bunch of them were coined by those in the nation’s music industry. Some examples are Ko Por Kee, Gbese/Gbe Body E, and E Choke.
In this report, . presents six of those slangs and what they mean in everyday Nigerian conversations. See the full list below:
1. Ko Por Ke
This slang was popularised by a Rexxie’s song. It is literally a showoff slang that means there is an abundance of something.
2. Ninu Aye (Inside Life)
Popularised by Naira Marley, Ninu Aye (inside life) is used when you are about giving instances of things that are obtainable in your society.
3. Gbese/Gbe Body E
This slang was made mainstream by Zlatan. Now, it is a motivation call when you want to encourage someone already zapped to get things done quickly. It could also mean to show off one’s leg moves.
4. Our Mumu Don Do
This a protest slang said when people are fed up with a situation, especially when they have been taken for fools for so long.
5. Kokere Ninu Aye
Kokere ninu aye loosely translates as nothing is too small to be overlooked. It can fit into any conversation talking about little things being appreciated.
6. E Choke
Though this has been covered before, it needs repeating again as the slang now has its own emoji on Twitter. A development that shows just how popular it is. The slang which is used when saying something is great was coined by Davido.
PAY ATTENTION: Download our mobile app to enjoy the latest news update
Meanwhile, . earlier reported that the video of a group of Nigerian doctors showing their dance moves to Naira Marley’s I’m Coming song has gone viral online.
A Twitter handle @._PR that posted the video tagged it as:
“Our Doctors sef sabi.”
While some said that the video was shot in UCH, others said that it was in OAU. The video got people appreciating the hard work that Nigerian doctors invest into their work.
“Great Malabites and Malabresses! Congratulations my people!! Ex_House officers.”
“See as I dey shine teeth for that fat guy and that next to him.”
Source: . Nigeria