8 Slangs Only Nigerian’s Understand

Well as we all know , every country has its own slangs and things that when said only them can understand.

Nigeria has various slang and slogans that when said no matter the tribe you are you will understand what the person is trying to say.

1. Jara
Jara is a noun derived from the Yoruba language and it means to add extra or give a freebie after something has already been bought or paid for, at the seller’s discretion. E.g. “Please add jara”.

2. Comot body jor
This can be used in two ways either to hail you or to tell you to get out, but in most cases its used to hail an individual telling the person how good the person look E.g ” omo you fine! Comot body nor!” Or to say get out E.g ” omo no dey put eye for my matter, comot body nor”

3. Ajebutter
Ajebutter, ajebo, ‘bota’ or ‘botti’, simply refers to one who is born with a silver spoon. It can be loosely translated to mean “bourgeoisie”. E.g. “That babe is an ajebutter”.

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4. Lepa/Orobo
Lepa is a noun that refers to a sexy slim woman. E.g. “That lepa babe is hot”. Orobo is loosely the opposite of lepa. It refers to a sexy plump/ thick woman. It can also be used as a derogatory remark.

5. Ashawo
This noun is a slang for sex workers. It can also be a derogatory term.

6. Amebo
This word is used to refer to a person who likes to gossip or spread gossip and cannot be trusted. It can also be used to refer to gossip itself. E.g. “You too like amebo” or “That girl is an amebo”.

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7. Abi/shey/ba
Abi, shey or ba are slang that act sort of like punctuation. They are mostly used for confirmation after a statement, thereby turning it into a question. They are like the English “right?” E.g. “You are coming for my party, abi/shey/ba?”

8. Gara gara

This can be used for when a person is overly hyper active  and like being everywhere at the same time E.g “omo you just dey do gara gara” .