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Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by adebrave1(m): 5:07pm On Oct 10, 2017
I don learn one thing today

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Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by naptu2: 5:08pm On Oct 10, 2017
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Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by perdollar(m): 5:13pm On Oct 10, 2017
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Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by naptu2: 5:17pm On Oct 10, 2017
Other nicknames that were names of characters on The Village Headmaster include:

A gossip is known as Amebo.

A bald headed or close-shaven person is known as Gorimapa.

An Igbo shop owner is known as Okoro.

And people still use Chief Eleyinmi's catch phrases like, "immediate effect and automatic alacrity", "nonsense and ingredients", etc.

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Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by 9jatatafo(m): 5:18pm On Oct 10, 2017
OP amebo is just a simple gossip end of story

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Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by Afam4eva(m): 5:19pm On Oct 10, 2017
I've always thought Amebo had Yoruba origins because it kinda sounds more Yoruba than anything.

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Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by Luminee(f): 5:21pm On Oct 10, 2017
Efewestern:


oniovo o ti front page nurhe'

Confirm Uhrobo ma.. Migwo bros

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Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by magzey: 5:21pm On Oct 10, 2017
i dont offer history grin grin grin

Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by naptu2: 5:23pm On Oct 10, 2017
Here she is (almost 25 years after the show ended). Amebo's (Ibidun Allison) Glo advert.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo8QZDPg3is

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Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by Beowulf(m): 5:24pm On Oct 10, 2017
Probz:


Awka use vb.

I don't know about 'vb" but we use "vw". I am from a neighbouring town to Awka with a similar dialect and we use "vw" as well. Other Igbos find it difficult to pronounce it the way we do. For instance the way we call cow which must Igbos call efi, evi, eshi, ehi depending on their dialects, we call it evwi.

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Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by Efewestern: 5:25pm On Oct 10, 2017
Luminee:

Confirm Uhrobo ma.. Migwo bros
oniovo me, me nie rhu hwe.
I loyal.
Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by Luminee(f): 5:28pm On Oct 10, 2017
Efewestern:


oniovo me, me nie rhu hwe.

I loyal.

Laff wan tear my belle
Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by Phut(f): 5:35pm On Oct 10, 2017
nnokwa042:
I think say na afonja get the word amebo, just una is Igbo word for all you like unu ncha
Te is from Igbo, and means long time. E.g. O ga e te aka.
Also Inyanga is from Igbo (Nganga)
Okro is also Igbo
Okirika/Nkirika = Second hand/used as in rags/raggedy
Oga is from Ogaranya = Boss/Rich man

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Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by TheShopKeeper(m): 5:39pm On Oct 10, 2017
Good information
Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by AreaFada2: 5:41pm On Oct 10, 2017
Opharhe:
Avwebọ (or Amebọ as it's pronounced in some parts) is an Urhobo word meaning favorite wife in a polygamous home, the least favorite being referred to as 'Avweorọvwe'.

In Urhobo culture, where polygamy was common before Christianity, the favorite wife (Avwebo) of a homestead, is loved and desired by her husband for various reasons such as beauty, submissiveness, good culinary skills or other desires qualities.

The Avwebo was looked up to not just by the husband but by the extended family and even the community, with high expectations. It was her duty to ensure that everything is in place for the husband and she was expected to be friendly with her husband's family, friends and community and try not to fall out of favour with them.

Due to the high social expectations invested in her, such a woman would normally always go out of her way to try to please everybody with the husband at the helm. Some of the things an 'Avwebo' would normally do more than the others apart from spending more nights with the man of the house include washing Oga's clothes, cooking most times, being in charge of the hospitality for oga's guests, sharing thoughts with the Husband etc. Hence she has the ears of the man of the house and will be the first to report

whatever must have transpired in the compound or community while hubby was away including the misdeeds of her mate's children.

'Avwebo' was also fond of breaking the news first and telling people around the negative things she must have heard about them from others in her efforts to be in their good books.

Why "Amebo" for gossip in Nigeria parlance?

The Urhobo people metaphorically do refer to people especially females with a holier-than-thou- attitude or those who will always talk about everything that happens, sometimes to the point of exaggeration as 'avwebo'. As a result of this, other Nigerians started using the word too when referring to a notorious gossips and the name spread gradually starting from Lagos.

Peter Ikogho also gave an interesting account about this matter in an earlier post.

"... Coming to Amebo being refered to as a Gossip is a fallout of the role played by Veteran Actress Mrs Ibidun Allison in the now long rested Soap Opera/Drama series -The Village Headmaster(NTA Series) of the middle 1960s up to early 1980s - where in her effort to please everyone in the Community became a gossip/local News carrier."

'Amebo' is more common as against the 'Avwebo' mostly due to the inability of most Nigerians, non Urhobo or Edo speakers to pronounce some consonants like 'vw/vb', replacing it with 'm', though some Urhobo groups pronounce 'Amebo' in their dialect.

Dude you try. But Amwenbo is a very ancient Benin word for Iyale. Mother of house or senior wife. But it can also just be favourite/beloved wife. It changed in Urhobo a bit as they moved from Benin area around 600 years ago. Pretty much like osa became osia for chimpanzee. Ekpekpeye became Ikpukpuyeke for duck. Ukhuere became uwhere (sugar cane), Ogie became ovie. Omokhuo became omote, etc. Words like Efe(wealth), igho (money) Oghene (God) remain pretty much same.

Edoid languages like Benin, Urhobo, Esan, Afemai, Degema, Isoko all retain many ancient parent words.

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Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by kn23h(m): 5:43pm On Oct 10, 2017
When did Amebo become urhobo?

It's a Yoruba word.

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Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by kn23h(m): 5:44pm On Oct 10, 2017
FuckTheZero:
Even Ikébé (buttocks) come from the Urhobo language.

And don't get me started with their slangs

Are you mad?

Ikebe is a Yoruba word.

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Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by Mujtahida: 5:45pm On Oct 10, 2017
What of Ashewo? Ojoro, wahala, Nyash, Agbero, Aguagua(duck fowl)?

I love pidgin.
Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by kn23h(m): 5:48pm On Oct 10, 2017
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Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by Elfaris(m): 5:50pm On Oct 10, 2017
Wow never knew this. Educative.

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Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by oodualover: 5:52pm On Oct 10, 2017
How did amewvo become amebo? Amebo is a Yoruba word!
Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by Mujtahida: 5:54pm On Oct 10, 2017
oodualover:
How did amewvo become amebo? Amebo is a Yoruba word!
They are giving you the etymology of the word. Words too have history. They are born, they grow, they change and sometimes they die. So please give us the etymology of the word amebo in Yoruba

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Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by kn23h(m): 5:59pm On Oct 10, 2017
Mujtahida:

They are giving you the etymology of the word. Words too have history. They are born, they grow, they change and sometimes they die. So please give us the etymology of the word amebo in Yoruba

Who is they and the verified source?

It's like asking a Yoruba person to give you the etymology of the word Bami.

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Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by oodualover: 6:07pm On Oct 10, 2017
Mujtahida:

They are giving you the etymology of the word. Words too have history. They are born, they grow, they change and sometimes they die. So please give us the etymology of the word amebo in Yoruba
So "amewvo" which means good wife has now turn to "amebo" an eavesdropper.
Bro, you too use your sense na.
What i know is Amebo is a Yoruba word.
"Amewvo" has a different meaning from "Amebo". The writer said it himself that it was first heard from a Yoruba woman's mouth.

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Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by riczy(m): 6:10pm On Oct 10, 2017
In Yoruba its called "gba'boru'
Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by Bambam89(m): 6:13pm On Oct 10, 2017
Nice and educative
Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by checkolatunji: 6:16pm On Oct 10, 2017
Sleyanya1:
Wooow...Truly the more we live the more we learn.


Before I been dey think say Amebo na those people wey go rush come tell you something with 80% jara, come still beg you before Dem go say make you sef no go tell anybody o. Meanwhile you be the 20th person wey Dem tell grin wink cheesy


Your are still saying the same thing.

Amebo means Radio Kalanga or Radio Without Battery .
Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by molotov1: 6:27pm On Oct 10, 2017
Alaroro...
Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by Mujtahida: 6:31pm On Oct 10, 2017
kn23h:


Who is they and the verified source?

It's like asking a Yoruba person to give you the etymology of the word Bami.

You can never tell. Now check out this words and their etymology
Pundit (from the Indian pandit)
Tycoon (from the Japanese taikun for a rich and powerful ruler)
Guillotine(from the name of the French inventor of the guillotine, Joseph-ignace Guillotine)
Guru (from the sanskrit word guru for teacher, expert, guide)
Thug (from the Hindu word thag for a group of people who used great cunning in luring people to their death and stealing from them.)
Alkaline (from the Arabic word alkali)
Algebra(from the Arabic word Al - jabr)
Quisling(gotten from the name of Norwegian General Vidkun Quisling)
Silhouette(from the French finance minister Etienne Silhouette who imposed harsh economic policies leading to the invention of cheap method of making portraits)
Quiz (invented in the 1700's as a bet by Edward Darly to invent a nonsense word in 48 hours that would be known throughout Dublin).

So you just can never tell. The ethnic groups in Nigeria have lived in close proximity for centuries and cultural exchanges have taken place . Look at the word Ewu which means goat in igbo . Yorubas call it Ewure, my tribe Ewo.
Cc oduaalover

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Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by Mujtahida: 6:35pm On Oct 10, 2017
oodualover:

So "amewvo" which means good wife has now turn to "amebo" an eavesdropper.
Bro, you too use your sense na.
What i know is Amebo is a Yoruba word.
"Amewvo" has a different meaning from "Amebo". The writer said it himself that it was first heard from a Yoruba woman's mouth.
You didn't read where it is said that it is the function of the amewvo to go around gathering and spreading information.

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Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by Behappie(m): 6:37pm On Oct 10, 2017
Originalsly:
Hmmm....even Google can't give such details about the word. Very educative.

Exaggeration. Google way surpassed that.
Re: "Amebo" In Nigeria Parlance: Its Origin And Meaning by kn23h(m): 6:50pm On Oct 10, 2017
Mujtahida:

You can never tell. Now check out this words and their etymology
Pundit (from the Indian pandit)
Tycoon (from the Japanese taikun for a rich and powerful ruler)
Guillotine(from the name of the French inventor of the guillotine, Joseph-ignace Guillotine)
Guru (from the sanskrit word guru for teacher, expert, guide)
Thug (from the Hindu word thag for a group of people who used great cunning in luring people to their death and stealing from them.)
Alkaline (from the Arabic word alkali)
Algebra(from the Arabic word Al - jabr)
Quisling(gotten from the name of Norwegian General Vidkun Quisling)
Silhouette(from the French finance minister Etienne Silhouette who imposed harsh economic policies leading to the invention of cheap method of making portraits)
Quiz (invented in the 1700's as a bet by Edward Darly to invent a nonsense word in 48 hours that would be known throughout Dublin).

So you just can never tell. The ethnic groups in Nigeria have lived in close proximity for centuries and cultural exchanges have taken place . Look at the word Ewu which means goat in igbo . Yorubas call it Ewure, my tribe Ewo.
Cc oduaalover

This doesn't answer my question

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