Ajayi



Meaning

An overachiever, or one who works excessively to impress authority.


Example

The guy the form Ajayi since him resume.


Origin: Lagos



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Alaye



Meaning

Area Boy


Example

Alaye double your hustle.


Origin: Lagos



By Godswill Uduak-Abasi Bernard February 20, 2018

Badoski



Meaning

Check Baddo


Example

Badoski! How far na?




By Godswill Uduak-Abasi Bernard February 20, 2018

Cabu-Cabu



Meaning

Also spelled KABU KABU. This is an unregistered taxi cab operating illegally. Not painted in official taxi colours. Usually, drivers using cars for cabu cabu, upon discovery on the road are pulled out of their windows by police, or risk being flogged.


Example

Your driver Friday dey use una car for cabu cabu - when im drop of una pikin for school, on the way back, im go dey pick up passenjas.


Origin: Lagos



By Godswill Uduak-Abasi Bernard February 20, 2018

Big Woman



Meaning

A woman of importance pr reputation gained by achievement or ability.


Example

That lady na big woman for government o.


Origin: Nigeria



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Achaba



Meaning

Refers to a motorcycle for public transport, usually spoken in Northern Nigeria.


Example

I no wan climb achaba today.


Origin: Northern Nigeria.



By Godswill Uduak-Abasi Bernard February 20, 2018

Ajuwaya



Meaning

A slang for serving members of the Nigerian Youth Service Corps. It is derived from the pidgin version of the the phrase "As you were" (A military term that is the equivalent of "at ease", the opposite of "attention" or "alert"


Example

How many Ajuwaya dey that house?


Origin: Northern Nigeria



By Godswill Uduak-Abasi Bernard February 20, 2018

Blokkus



Meaning

Refers to the Scrotum


Example

Boil do me for blokkus.


Origin: Port Harcourt



By Godswill Uduak-Abasi Bernard February 20, 2018

Caff



Meaning

Short form for cafeteria. Usually the kind found on secondary school and university campuses.


Example

b-thugs, you dey go caff? abeg, bring me maltex and puff puff when you dey come back.


Origin: Nigerian Campuses.



By Godswill Uduak-Abasi Bernard February 20, 2018

Atutupoyoyo



Meaning

An ugly being.


Example

Babe leave that guy, na original atutupoyoyo be that.


Origin: Nigeria



By Godswill Uduak-Abasi Bernard February 20, 2018