As we all know,the Nigerian hip hop industry is growing in leaps and bounds(is it?).our songs are being played every where on the globe(ori wa ti fokasibe) but most people on the outside including some Nigerians in diaspora still find it hard to understand or decipher what we say,our slangs & lingua still baffles the uninitiated.so out of the goodness of my heart,i have decided to create a Nigerian hip hop dictionary/thesaurus to aid the growth of naija hip hop.i will be needing all the help i can get on this one,so if you know something,say something.
419-advance fee fraud/fraudster
you be 419-you are a fraudster.
alanta is a dance style like snap/hyphy.
Aristo-high profile prostitute/escort
you no get bah-you don't have cash.
i dey my caban-iam in my crib.
pass me the choko-pass me the weed.
chikala go plenty-there will be lots of girls.
you get too much effizy-you have too much swagger.
file be-leave it like that.
ori e ti fokasibe-you have become popular
Why you dey form?-why are you fronting?
which gbedu you get-what music do you have.
dem no want gbege-they don't want trouble.
i dey go gidi-iam going to lagos.
i wan enter gidi-i want to go to lagos.
won ti fa igbo yo-they are high on weed.
everything jaga jaga-everything is disorganised.
eldee don go jands-eldee has gone to the united kingdom
shey oti jasi-do you understand now.
kasala go burst-there will be trouble.
you don dey kolo-you are going crazy.
dem go kpai-they will die.
make we go kpoly-let's go & smoke weed.
you dey craze-you are crazy.
you be maga-you are a fool.
you be mumu-you are stupid.
i dey rep naija-iam representing Nigeria.
Omo ele-beautiful girl
timaya na my padi-Timaya is my friend.
Paraga-a blend/mixture of intoxicating drinks & herbs.
pepper no rest-i don't have money.
je ka lo shayo-let's go and drink beer.
mo n shaye mi-iam enjoying my life.
Shekpe-mixture of intoxicating drinks
je ka lo shere-lets go and play.
Sheri koko-sweet heart
my sheri koko-my sweetheart.
won ti shi ere-they have gone mad.
Tu gbaski-too much
wahala dey-there is trouble.
na yahoozee olu dey do-olu is into internet fraud.
Yankee-united states of america
tuface don go yankee-tuface has gone to US.
o yapayaski-you are too much.
i go yarn-i will talk.
no yawa-no problem
i dey my zanga-iam in my hood.
NOTE-Most of these words may vary or differ according to the usage.