Popular Nigerian Slang You Can Use To Detect A Scammer

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Popular Nigerian Slang You Can Use To Detect A Scammer

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.

  • 419 – Another slang for fraud
  • 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 gang 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 anger)
  • 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 – Fraudster
  • You Fall my hand – you disappointed me
  • Yan – talks, noisy discussions, or gist
  • Yankee – US

 

 

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