Awoko



Meaning

Staying up late a night till day break.


Example

I wan do awoko till i finish this yeye book


Origin: Lagos



By Jane Doe February 15, 2018

SARS



Meaning

Is a criminal organization incorporated by the Nigerian Police Force to fight armed criminals but instead kills and robs innocent Nigerians they are meant to protect.


Example

Oboy those criminal SARS dey road oo.


Origin: Twitter Ng #EndSARS



By Jane Doe December 3, 2017

Arrow



Meaning

a very daft and stupid person


Example

1 look at this arrow
2 grammatical error
3 John don blow arrow means john has made a grammatical error while speaking. Especially english.


Origin: Lagos



By Jane Doe February 15, 2018

Shishi



Meaning

Nothing, Zero, Nada... Used almostly when bragging about not paying for a service or something.

It can also be used as an insult for saying someone is broke.


Example

eg 1. I no get shishi for my phone but MTN allow me make call.

eg 2. Emeka no get shishi for pocket.


Origin: Eastern Nigeria



By Jane Doe February 9, 2018

Aso ebi



Meaning

These are outfits made from matching/identical fabrics as a uniform in parties, weddings and funerals. These outfits are used to identify individuals as part of a group during the event.


Example

Amaka and her friends dey wear pink aso ebi for her wedding


Origin: Ibadan



By Jane Doe February 15, 2018