Osha pra pra



Meaning

This salutation is used when one is praising another, which is loosely translated to mean "you are dope!". It is mostly used in the street to hail/greet a friend or acquaintance who is passing by.


Example

Osha pra pra my guy


Origin: Lagos



By AMANi July 20, 2018

Amebo



Meaning

This word is used to refer to a person who likes to gossip or spread gossip and cannot be trusted.

It can also be used to refer to gossip itself.


Example

1 You too like amebo

2 That girl is an amebo


Origin: Nigeria



By AMANi July 20, 2018

Abi/shey/ba



Meaning

Abi, shey or ba are slang that act sort of like punctuation. They are mostly used for confirmation after a statement, thereby turning it into a question. They are like the English "right?"


Example

You are coming for my party, abi/shey/ba?


Origin: Nigeria



By AMANi July 20, 2018

Ehen



Meaning

“Ehen” = i get it
“Ehen” = And so ?
“Ehen” = yes
“Ehen” = okay
“Ehen” = continue
“Ehen” = as I was saying
“Ehen” = That reminds me


Example

Ehen i get it
Ehen And so ?
Ehen yes
Ehen okay
Ehen continue
Ehen as I was saying
Ehen That reminds me


Origin: Nigeria



By AMANi July 21, 2018

Tuwama



Meaning

An ikwerre word that directly translates to runaway.
Popularized by Duncan Mighty and Wizkid in their song "fake love"


Example

Only fake girls love you when you have, when e red them tuwama.


Origin: Ikwerre



By AMANi June 8, 2018

Base on who u be



Meaning

1. A phrase used to sweet talk somebody into an agreement with you or getting something from them. Directly translate to "Because of who you are or how influential you are".

2. An insincere praise in order to persuade someone to do something for you.


Example

1. Baby base on who u be my heart don off
2. Base on who u be - Make i drink one bottle for your head


Origin: Warri



By AMANi June 20, 2018

Kpele



Meaning

Sorry


Example

Kpele no vex


Origin: Nigeria



By AMANi December 31, 2019

Bring online



Meaning

A resounding slap that literally sends your brain into error mode and then brings you back online or to your senses.


Example

Na so the soldier bring Emeka online. Him come dey available.


Origin: Abuja



By AMANi September 14, 2018

Lepa/Orobo



Meaning

Lepa is a noun that refers to a sexy slim woman.

Orobo is loosely the opposite of lepa. It refers to a sexy plump/ thick woman. It can also be used as a derogatory remark.


Example

That lepa babe is hot.

How that your orobo babe?


Origin: Nigeria



By AMANi July 20, 2018

Audio



Meaning

A fake promise or pledge that won't be filled. Audio money or donation are usually done by Politicians and social media influencers who use it to gain social clout.


Example

I've have donated 5 billion dollars to Lagos state to help fight COVID19.


Origin: Nigeria



By AMANi March 30, 2020