Nigerians would always be peculiar people. That's what makes the country fun and distracts us from all the wahala .
If you are coming to Nigeria or Lagos for the first time , this would be very helpful.
Here are some slangs we won’t stop saying anytime soon.
This is the way we say “Traffic jam” in Naija . I dey inside go slow .
This has two meanings, it means hailing a taxi and riding in it alone to your destination. It also means alighting from a bus or taxi.
Well, nothing much to say here, it's Vulcanizer my dear people.
“Rewire” is actually an action, the person doing the rewiring should be called an electrician, not a rewire, I tire for my country pipo!!!
Its “bumper” folks , haha .
Men In Black
This refers to the police , the popo , the Nigerian Police Force .
This word doesn't really mean something abusive, It can be translated as “Carrier of people /carrier of crowd”.But the madness of the Agberos has made the word abusive.So it means conductors, tax collectors, infact any tout and their species.
From my little understanding of Yoruba , "Alaye" means “the living”, “alive”, “lively” ,but the way it's used is similar to the way Americans call their friends “N!gg@” or “Brah” or “Bro”.
It means “move” or “move fast” or “drive” .
Danfo slang for 500 Naira .I am still confused how they coined this name .
Danfo slang for 20 Naira . Muri-> Muritala Mohammed on the note
Waso / Wazo
Danfo slang for 50 Naira .Coined from two out of the three major ethnic group’s interpretation of “come”.
Wa = Yoruba
Zo = Hausa
Bia = Igbo
Faiba / Fiber
Danfo slang for 10 Naira
Cut Your Hand
This one cracks me up every time .It means “turn the steering wheel”.
Hilarious Lagos Traffic Auto $lang With Their Meanings [THIS WILL SURELY MAKE YOUR DAY]