What are those everyday Nigerian slangs that you hear and want to relate to but can’t? While we may speak slangs for the sake of fun and easy communication, slangs are much more important than that. They play a huge role in preserving cultures and the authenticity of a person. Insight spice Nigerian slangs dictionary is an ensemble of daily Nigerian slangs and the trendiest words on the street to give you a sense of belonging in the Nigerian society.
if you don’t want to get lost when you see people rapping Nigerian slangs, this Nigerian slangs dictionary is for you. Help yourself to the following most popular Nigerian slangs;
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Insight Spice Nigerian Slangs Dictionary
Meaning: To be broke
Ex: Na small e remain make sapa catch me
Meaning: To be heartbroken
Ex: Femi is crying because his girlfriend served him breakfast
Ex: No yawa nah, we are together
Meaning: Unnecessary expenses from third parties
Ex: I don commot my hand for anything wey go attract billings
Meaning: To think hard
Ex: Omooo before I make any move me I dey 1+1/calcu everything oooo, make sapa no go follow me drag bread
Meaning: To be high…
Ex: I don jogor
Ex: My eyes don dirty
To be high
Meaning: Something makes sense
Omooo bro this ur lappy loud gan ooo
Meaning: To sleep
Ex: I’m tired, I just want to crash
Meaning: To manage something
Ex: No matter bro I go rough am.
Meaning: To be very nice
Ex: Omooo bro this your lappy spark
Meaning: A term to hail someone for having something in abundance.
Ex: Oporr fun Wariisii
Meaning 1: A fool. Synonym: Mumu, see number15.
Ex: Chinedu na ode
Meaning 2: A pet name lovers or crushes call each other.
Ex: Ode, how are you
Meaning: A term used to portray disbelief. It literally translates “if I hear”
Ex: person 1: I just bought a benz
person 2: Iffa hear
Meaning: A fool. Synonym: Ode, See number 13.
Ex: You be mumu
Meaning: Someone who is beautiful or handsome
Ex: Taiwo is the freshest of them all
Meaning: A word used to praise or appreciate someone after a benevolent act. Literally means “you will prosper”
Ex: Thanks bro, wasere
Meaning: To disappoint
Ex: Bro, you fall my hand
Meaning: Big problem. Plural: Wahalaux/ Wahaleaux
Ex: Your friend is giving me wahala
Meaning: Tight friend. Plural: Gees
Ex: You are my gee
Meaning: Please leave me. Often used to avoid stress.
Ex: If you no getat, I will deck (check number 22) you
Meaning: To land someone a deafening slap.
Ex: Don’t let me deck you please
Ex: We will be fine las las
Meaning: A big boss. Mostly used by sycophants to hail a rich person or to tease people.
Ex: You be agba now, show me love
Meaning: To be stingy
Ex: That guy kala
Meaning: A honorable or stranger that relates to your cruise (check number 27).
Ex: You are a fellow comrade
Meaning: To have fun, majorly by fooling around or teasing people.
Ex: It is all cruise my guy
Meaning: To tease someone
Ex: I am just whining you to catch cruise
Meaning: No lies/ Facts/ Pure truth. Often used to show accordance with a statement or idea.
Ex: No cap in what the lady said
Meaning: Do not be angry. Used to pacify an angry person
Ex: Abeg, no vex bro, na mistake
Meaning: A rich person
Ex: That girl has become a moneybag since she started dating the Yahoo boy
Meaning: A guy involved in cybercrime.
Ex: Do I look like a yahoo boy to you
Meaning: To transition to a higher level. Also means ginger me or get me high.
Ex: Olamide gbemi trabaye with his newest hit.
Meaning: To enjoy one’s life.
Ex: Jaiye lo Tobi, you earned it
Meaning: A handsome man who is good with his words and knows how to attract women but ends up serving them breakfast.
Ex: Femi is the name of a popular Yoruba demon
Meaning: A mad person
Ex: That guy na weyrey
Meaning: Ghetto neighbourhood
Ex: Bro, I’m from the steets
Ex: I want to go into yahoo bro, I’m tired of my financial situation
Ex: Abeg forgive her
Meaning: A rich person. A name to praise a rich person
Ex: Shola is now a Sinzu o
Meaning: A fetish or charm
Ex: Tope used juju/jazz on her boyfriend
Meaning: Emergency funds often demanded during hard times
Ex: I am tired of them reaching out to me only when they need urgent 2k
Meaning: Keeping malice with someone. A form of hatred or jealousy towards someone
Ex: Why are you beefing me bro?
Meaning: Common substitute used to say mother
Ex: I would ask momcy if can make it there
Meaning: Common substitute used to say father
Ex: Popcy gave me his old car
Meaning: Also/ Too/ As well
Ex: Buy one bottle for me sef
Ex: Wetin you want?
Paste/ send aza
Meaning: Account number
Ex: Can I paste my aza?
Meaning: Someone who is intellectually dull
Ex: He was an olodo back then in school
Meaning: To undersand
Ex: Don’t worry bro, I grab you
Meaning: A common word among yahoo boys to display thier cyber prowess. it could as mean to be rich
Ex: I collect her bank details, emi idan
Meaning: Someone that spends lavishly. it is a common word used to praise yahoo boys
Ex: Too much money… Spending
53. God Abeg
Meaning: To plead to God
Ex: God abeg run am for me
Meaning: It is gone
Ex: That guy don high, otilor
55. O ti Zeh
Meaning: It has clicked or worked out
Ex: The contract don Zeh.. O ti zeh
Note: The Insight Spice Nigerian Slangs Dictionary is ever-growing. Additions will be made and you can contribute by commenting the Nigerian slangs you want to see in the Insight Spice Nigerian Slangs Dictionary.
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