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Checkout Top 5 Popular Slangs Originated By Nigerian Musicians And Their Meanings

The Nigerian music industry is full of talented individuals, and many of their words have become commonplace among their fans across the country.


The following are some Nigerian slang terms and their originators:

  1. MAFO  
Checkout Top 5 Popular Slangs Originated By Nigerian Musicians And Their Meanings

A slang term popularised by a well-known singer, Naira Marley is now widely used among the general public.

Apart from naming one of his songs ‘Mafo,’ Naira Marley has used the words in many other songs’ lyrics.

‘Don’t Break’ is one translation of the word ‘Mafo,’ but the literal meaning is ‘Don’t Be Intimidated.’

  1. E CHOKE
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Checkout Top 5 Popular Slangs Originated By Nigerian Musicians And Their Meanings

This word would have been used by anyone who is familiar with music and the street. Davido, a popular singer, was the first to use it.

The slang E Choke literally means ‘It Chokes,’ but it’s more of an exclamatory remark for ‘something amazing or exceptionally outstanding’.

  1. Zazoo zehh
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It appears to be the most recent of all the slangs. It’s a slang term coined by the newly famous Portable. Although few people are aware of the slang’s meaning, it has been used by people in the beginning or middle of conversations.

Portable, as a rising star in the industry, we expect him to give some media interviews soon to explain the slang’s meaning.

  1. Smellos
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This slang gained popularity after Olamide and Wizkid collaborated on a song. Wizkid used the term to disparage Davido, a fellow musician with whom he had a beef.

Smellos is a term used to describe someone who is not on one’s level. 

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5. BADOO 

Checkout Top 5 Popular Slangs Originated By Nigerian Musicians And Their Meanings

Olamide is known as Baddo and is credited with popularising the slang. Baddo simply refers to someone who excels at doing both good and bad things.

Many young people enjoy calling themselves by the slang, and many of them use it to greet their peers.

What other slang do you think should be added to the list?

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