Popular Nigerian Slang You Can Use To Detect A Scammer

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Popular Nigerian Slang You Can Use To Detect A ScammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer.

Popular Nigerian Slang and Their Meaning

Nigerian Slang

Nigerians use different kinds of slang during conversations, and this usually comes up whenever they are excitable.

You can use their slang in two ways: first, if you see strange terms you can check to see if an American soldier is using Nigerian slang, or second, the test them during conversations.

If you see strange terms in chats you have with a “soldier”, “businessman”, or beautiful “young woman” then you obviously have not been listening to us to avoid strangers online. But, you can look them up here to see if they might be Nigerian slang terms dropped by accident.

You can also drop slang terms in your chat to see how the other person responds. If they understand you and respond in kind, then “bingo” they are a scammer.

Popular Nigerian Slang and their Meanings

  • 419419 An advance fee scam or fraud (419 scam) is a form of fraud and is one of the most common types of online confidence tricks. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster claims will be used to obtain the large sum. If a victim makes the payment, the fraudster either invents a series of further fees for the victim or simply disappears. The 419 comes from the Nigerian law against this type of scam. – Another slang for fraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim.
  • Abi – Right (as in “exactly, right?”)
  • After One – Girl with one child prior to marriage
  • Agidi – Stubborn
  • Ajebutter – rich spoilt kid
  • Akata – White man
  • Aproko – a gossip
  • Am – Him/Her/It
  • Amebo – backbiter/rumour-monger also called Gbeborun
  • Aristo (shortened from Aristocrat) – Married men that like young girls
  • Aro – funny person. (peculiar to OAU)
  • Awoof – Free things
  • Baffs – designer wears
  • Bakassi – Booty
  • Bang – Depending on context, fail or sleep with the opposite sex
  • Blaze – Smoke Weed
  • Blend – Join a confraternity
  • Bounce – to walk in a stylish way in order to get noticed
  • (To) Browse on the street – to look for girls/boys e.g Omo I wan go browse
  • Brush – Beat
  • Bust my skeroo – to blow one’s mind
  • Butty (also: ajebota) – Spoiled brat / Pampered Child
  • Cable – Leak a secret
  • Cane – Sleep with a girl
  • Cassava Flakes: Dry Garri chips, compared with Corn Flakes
  • Chips – Small papers with answers to exam questions an individual takes into the examination halls to cheat or commit exam malpractice. The smaller the better (microchips) – Also believed to be a scammer’s cheatsheets
  • Chop – eat
  • Church Members – Fellow Cultist e.g Fryo na (is) my church member – fellow scammer gangGang A gang is normally a group or society of associated criminals with a defined leadership and internal organization that identifies with or claims control over a territory or business practice in a community and engages, either individually or collectively, in illegal, and possibly violent, behavior. Online gangs are not limited by territory and may operate side by side with other gangs while engaging in crime online. Some members of criminal gangs are initiated (by going through a process of initiation), or have to prove their loyalty and right to belong by committing certain acts, usually theft or violence, or rituals. Gangs are usually rougher and more visible than scammer cartels, and more often arrested. members
  • Comot – Leave
  • Confra – Confraternity
  • Cow Bell – Large Breasts
  • Crash – to sleep
  • Dagbo  – copying someone’s work
  • Denge – to poise
  • Dem – Them/They
  • Demor – a show-off, act up, pretend to be something one is not
  • Domot – Entrance/Vicinity
  • Double silver – used by cultist to denote a gun
  • Dub – copying someone’s work
  • E/Im – He/She/It
  • Effizy – proud feeling, boisterous or pompous
  • Eke don carry am – police have arrested him
  • Fabu – Lie
  • Fall hand – Disappoint
  • Fashi – Forget
  • Fashi am – forget about it
  • FFF – Friend for food
  • FFO – For food only
  • Form – arrogant, to put proud air just to impress (eg. You too dey form)
  • Frap – Sex
  • Gbana – Marijuana (could be a Lagos only slang)
  • Gbe ja – run away
  • Gbege – Trouble
  • Giddy – Smooch
  • Guck – sleep, believe a lie
  • Hammer – Strike rich
  • Ikebe – Booty
  • ITK – All those “overserious” students. ITK stands for I Too Know
  • Iyanga – proud feeling, boisterous or pompous
  • (To) Jack – to study hard, a popular Nigerian students’ slang
  • Jack Robinson – Rubbish
  • Jand – UK
  • Jones – lack intellect, not being smart in a certain situation
  • Joneser – Failure
  • Juve (shortened from juvenile) – Young ladies
  • Kak – Sit
  • Kaka – Butt/Shite
  • Kawa – (I am going) – Leave
  • Kele – Young woman
  • Kpai – Die/Kill
  • Kposh or fa gbo or blaze – Smoke Weed
  • Kolo – Mad/Crazy
  • Like play like play – jokingly
  • Maga – Fool
  • Maye – Fool
  • Mescaphon – misbehave or mess up
  • Mud – Die/Kill
  • Mugu – Fool
  • Nack – Hit
  • No dulling – Don’t prolong things
  • O’boy – friend
  • Okada – Motorcycle
  • Pam – Chill out/Patient
  • Peche – Chillout
  • Pepper don red – Person who’s luck has changed and the person is richer.
  • Prak – Sex
  • Rake – to rant (out of angerAnger Anger, also known as wrath or rage, is an intense emotional state involving a strong uncomfortable and non-cooperative response to a perceived provocation, trigger, hurt or threat. About one-third of scam victims become trapped in anger for extended periods of time following a scam. A person experiencing anger will often experience physical effects, such as increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, and increased levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline. Some view anger as an emotion that triggers a part of the fight or flight response. Anger becomes the predominant feeling behaviorally, cognitively, and physiologically. Anger can have many physical and mental consequences. While most of those who experience anger explain its arousal as a result of "what has happened to them", psychologists point out that an angry person can very well be mistaken because anger causes a loss in self-monitoring capacity and objective observability.)
  • Runs – try to do things the bad way
  • Sabi – to know
  • Shak up or Shayo – get drunk or a drunk
  • Shakara – proud feeling, boisterous or pompous
  • (The) Shenkiz dem just dey matrix – the girls are stripping
  • Shey? – Is that right?
  • Shugaba – To be expelled
  • Smallie – Girlfriend or Girl
  • Soji – Street Smart
  • Sort – bribe
  • Straff – Sex
  • Tey (tey tey) – Long time (ago)
  • To baff up – nicely dressed
  • Troway – Waste/Throw away
  • Tush – A refined person
  • Wahalla – trouble
  • Waka – travel/go/walk away
  • Wetin? – What?
  • Wetin Dey? What’s Up?
  • Wetin dey shele? What’s the latest gist?
  • Woza – slap
  • Wozam slap – give him a slap
  • Wuz up?
  • Yahoo – FraudsterFraudster A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer.
  • You Fall my hand – you disappointed me
  • Yan – talks, noisy discussions, or gist
  • Yankee – US

 

 

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  1. Local Police – ask them to take an “informational” police report – say you need it for your insurance – get a police report number
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