18 Nigerian slangs that will make you sound street smart

18 Nigerian slangs that will make you sound street smart

Nigeria is a fascinating place to live in but to survive you will need to be street smart and also learn the language of the street. In Nigeria, there are several slangs used while conversing and some of these slangs have become popular and widely accepted by the people.

As you move around, you’ll hear people using these slangs so it would be wise for you to learn it so ‘they don’t sell you.’

These slangs give you a sense of belonging and can also get you out of trouble sometimes.

However, it is not just about saying the slang. How much attitude you have while saying it also matters.

Here are 17 slangs you will need to survive in Nigeria and their meaning.

1. No wahala

18 Nigerian slangs that will make you sound street smart

When you here no wahala, it simply means no trouble or no worries.

2. Wetin

18 Nigerian slangs that will make you sound street smart

This means ‘what’. When someone asks, ‘Wetin you talk,’ they are asking, ‘What did you say?’

3. Fall my hand

18 Nigerian slangs that will make you sound street smart

When someone tells you, ‘no fall my hand’, they mean ‘don’t disappoint me’ or ‘don’t let me down.’

4. Pepper don rest

18 Nigerian slangs that will make you sound street smart

Pepper here, refers to money. So, when someone says ‘pepper don rest’ he or she is simply saying, ‘money has come’ or ‘I have gotten a lot of money’.

5. Drop

18 Nigerian slangs that will make you sound street smart

It could mean two different things. It’s either used when you want to get off a commercial bus or taxi and you say ‘I want to drop here’ or you want to hire a taxi and say ‘I want to take a drop’

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6. I go change am for you

18 Nigerian slangs that will make you sound street smart

Don’t think the speaker is talking about the kind of change promised Nigerians. The speaker is asking you to be careful and not annoy him or you’ll be dealt with.

7. Comot for road

18 Nigerian slangs that will make you sound street smart

It simply means get out of the way, leave the road, give way.

8. Dem no born you reach

18 Nigerian slangs that will make you sound street smart

This is threat. The speaker is trying to warn you not to try anything funny or…

9. Bone that thing

18 Nigerian slangs that will make you sound street smart

Forget that thing or ignore that thing.

10. Baff up or Kak up

18 Nigerian slangs that will make you sound street smart

This slang is talking about the way a person is dressed. When someone says you should baff up, the person is saying you should dress up nicely.

11. Gbege or gobe

18 Nigerian slangs that will make you sound street smart

This simply means trouble.

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12. Na me be dis?

18 Nigerian slangs that will make you sound street smart

Is this really happening to me?

13. How body?

18 Nigerian slangs that will make you sound street smart

When you hear ‘how body’ the speaker is asking ‘how are you?’

14. Pour sand sand for my garri

18 Nigerian slangs that will make you sound street smart

It means to spoil someone's show or burst someone's bubble.

15. You don kolo

18 Nigerian slangs that will make you sound street smart

This means you’ve gone crazy.

16. Dash

18 Nigerian slangs that will make you sound street smart

When a Nigerian says ‘dash me’, he or she is simply saying give it me as a gift. It could also mean a bribe.

17. Ojoro or wayo

18 Nigerian slangs that will make you sound street smart

When you hear ojoro, it means cheating.

18. Bad belle

18 Nigerian slangs that will make you sound street smart

If someone calls you bad belle, they are saying you're jealous.

Source: Legit.ng

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