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

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