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9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by magazineguy(m): 4:22pm On Jun 01, 2018
Nigerians are known to be pioneers of words, sayings and slangs. Not liable to be used in the wrong quarters, they are often used to shorten conversations and suitable among cliques and peers, alike. The origin of most of these argots can be traced to lines, verses or hooks of hit songs. Truly, we have heard some that their meanings have not been deciphered or they might never get to see daylight in couple of years. The growth and the pace of the Industry determines the longevity of some of these slangs. Often, the emergence of new artistes and talents has tendencies to influence the popularity of these slangs. Based on popularity, some of these slangs are:

Maga

This one in particular, cannot be traced to the music backgrounds but often times, we have heard it in countless records. It’s a common Nigerian slang that is mostly used by musicians to mean ‘to extort’, especially money. Artistes like Davido, Psquare and Timaya have used this in past songs.

Mugu

Asides, the synonymity with Maga, it has a different conceptual information and deeper meaning. Although, it could be offensive to some folks but what’s the fun in using slangs if it throws you off your seat? Mugu means ‘fool’ or ‘of a dumb person’. Love songs written or sang in pidgin contain this slang. Listen to Wizkid and Psquare songs from 2010.

Jonse/Jonze

Nigerians use this frequently. It means ‘to fail’ or ‘hit a stumbling block’ in pursuit of an endeavour. It is really funny when used in the right moment, especially in the midst of cliques. It originated from ‘Jonzing world’, a song by Mavin artiste, D’Prince which featured Wizkid and Jesse Jagz. Ever since, the coined version ‘jonze/jonse’ has been in use.

Legbegbe

‘Legbegbe’ was one of the songs that ushered us into the shaku-shaku rub era. Though, it was inspired from Seun Egbegbe’s iphone theft case of 2017, the record ended up as one of the greatest records ever from Nigeria. Legbegbe (Egbe egbe) is a yoruba word that means ‘side by side’. Legbegbe is a street banger by Mr. Real and it featured Idowest, Obadice and Kelvin Chuks. On the hook, Real self goes ‘Oya e fun won Legbegbe,iphone 1, iphone 2……’ .

Shepeteri

Another word that got birthed from the Shaku shaku era was ‘Shepeteri’ (from record ‘Omo shepeteri’). Omo shepteri means ‘a bad child’, especially when deviation from morals/moral decadence is involved. Omo Shepeteri belongs to Idowest and Slimcase.

Science student

Science students got attention from the W.H.O, Nigerian Government and even the broadcasting body, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). Olamide did not enjoy those few weeks of pressure and blames lashed on him (Blame it on the way he delivers his songs, all for the sake of creativity). ‘Science student’ is associated with illegal drugs – cannabis, raphenol, codeine, falcka e.t.c .

Owu

Owu has different origins, especially the one from a Nigerian Literature book ‘Women of Owu’. Owu has been violated by our artistes and occasionally used in their contents. Burna Boy used in his song ‘Check and balance’; Olamide also used it in his rap song ‘Owo blow’. Owu means ‘state being broke’

Omo Wobe

Olamide, once again is pointed at again for pioneering one of the Nigerian slangs. His influence in the streets is as credible as his hits songs. Omo wobe has a controversial meaning – ‘folks that smoke marijuana’. In his popular tune ‘Bobo’, Olamide could be heard on the intro calling, ‘Eyin Omo wobe(wobe), won gbo informaion……’. He even made the sishing smoking sounds.

Osha pra pra

A large chunk of the credit might have gotten to Yovi but we should not leave out the other artistes that infused ‘osha pra pra’ in their songs. ‘Osha pra pra’ means ‘fresh’, ‘clean’ or ‘to look good’. Ask any Lagos folk.



source; http://tushmagazine.com.ng/nigerian-music-influenced-slangs/

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Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by ayourbamie: 4:37pm On Jun 01, 2018
Sho Mo age mi Ni

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Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by pejuakinab: 7:48pm On Jun 01, 2018
Buhari is also a slang for disappointment after d mantra of change

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Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by oshe11: 7:48pm On Jun 01, 2018
Aje kun iya nò jè

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Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by jibbish(m): 7:49pm On Jun 01, 2018
Mad post

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Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by Nobody: 7:49pm On Jun 01, 2018
jibbish:
Mad post
I wonder o
What value does the slangs add to our wellbeing?
People have totally run our of ideas that irrelevant things are now the order of the day.

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Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by Harrynight(m): 7:49pm On Jun 01, 2018
I still don't knw of Dorobucci
Abeg educate mi

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Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by Nobody: 7:50pm On Jun 01, 2018
Transmission, transmission. That guy is an artiste too nah

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Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by nabegibeg: 7:50pm On Jun 01, 2018
magazineguy:
Nigerians are known to be pioneers of words, sayings and slangs. Not liable to be used in the wrong quarters, they are often used to shorten conversations and suitable among cliques and peers, alike. The origin of most of these argots can be traced to lines, verses or hooks of hit songs. Truly, we have heard some that their meanings have not been deciphered or they might never get to see daylight in couple of years. The growth and the pace of the Industry determines the longevity of some of these slangs. Often, the emergence of new artistes and talents has tendencies to influence the popularity of these slangs. Based on popularity, some of these slangs are:

Maga

This one in particular, cannot be traced to the music backgrounds but often times, we have heard it in countless records. It’s a common Nigerian slang that is mostly used by musicians to mean ‘to extort’, especially money. Artistes like Davido, Psquare and Timaya have used this in past songs.

Mugu

Asides, the synonymity with Maga, it has a different conceptual information and deeper meaning. Although, it could be offensive to some folks but what’s the fun in using slangs if it throws you off your seat? Mugu means ‘fool’ or ‘of a dumb person’. Love songs written or sang in pidgin contain this slang. Listen to Wizkid and Psquare songs from 2010.

Jonse/Jonze

Nigerians use this frequently. It means ‘to fail’ or ‘hit a stumbling block’ in pursuit of an endeavour. It is really funny when used in the right moment, especially in the midst of cliques. It originated from ‘Jonzing world’, a song by Mavin artiste, D’Prince which featured Wizkid and Jesse Jagz. Ever since, the coined version ‘jonze/jonse’ has been in use.

Legbegbe

‘Legbegbe’ was one of the songs that ushered us into the shaku-shaku rub era. Though, it was inspired from Seun Egbegbe’s iphone theft case of 2017, the record ended up as one of the greatest records ever from Nigeria. Legbegbe (Egbe egbe) is a yoruba word that means ‘side by side’. Legbegbe is a street banger by Mr. Real and it featured Idowest, Obadice and Kelvin Chuks. On the hook, Real self goes ‘Oya e fun won Legbegbe,iphone 1, iphone 2……’ .

Shepeteri

Another word that got birthed from the Shaku shaku era was ‘Shepeteri’ (from record ‘Omo shepeteri’). Omo shepteri means ‘a bad child’, especially when deviation from morals/moral decadence is involved. Omo Shepeteri belongs to Idowest and Slimcase.

Science student

Science students got attention from the W.H.O, Nigerian Government and even the broadcasting body, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). Olamide did not enjoy those few weeks of pressure and blames lashed on him (Blame it on the way he delivers his songs, all for the sake of creativity). ‘Science student’ is associated with illegal drugs – cannabis, raphenol, codeine, falcka e.t.c .

Owu

Owu has different origins, especially the one from a Nigerian Literature book ‘Women of Owu’. Owu has been violated by our artistes and occasionally used in their contents. Burna Boy used in his song ‘Check and balance’; Olamide also used it in his rap song ‘Owo blow’. Owu means ‘state being broke’

Omo Wobe

Olamide, once again is pointed at again for pioneering one of the Nigerian slangs. His influence in the streets is as credible as his hits songs. Omo wobe has a controversial meaning – ‘folks that smoke marijuana’. In his popular tune ‘Bobo’, Olamide could be heard on the intro calling, ‘Eyin Omo wobe(wobe), won gbo informaion……’. He even made the sishing smoking sounds.

Osha pra pra

A large chunk of the credit might have gotten to Yovi but we should not leave out the other artistes that infused ‘osha pra pra’ in their songs. ‘Osha pra pra’ means ‘fresh’, ‘clean’ or ‘to look good’. Ask any Lagos folk.



source; http://tushmagazine.com.ng/nigerian-music-influenced-slangs/


These slangs influence pangolo music with no genre whatsoever

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Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by Addictedtodrugs(m): 7:51pm On Jun 01, 2018
Ote$ !!!


.
If you know you know

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Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by oshe11: 7:51pm On Jun 01, 2018
Most of these slangs nor originate from Music oooo

Unless you nor no Waffarians and their slangs

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Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by Jenomtwist(m): 7:51pm On Jun 01, 2018
Oshe pra pra.Slimcase did dis

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Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by statrboiTolu(m): 7:52pm On Jun 01, 2018
Kana wo shiaa Abi wetin sef??
Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by Nobody: 7:52pm On Jun 01, 2018
swuo -Danfo drivers e.g guy make I swuo

Indomie kids fit no know am
Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by StarUp: 7:53pm On Jun 01, 2018
Gobe: ie trouble...it was coined by Davido in his club banger "GOBE"

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Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by Fitnessman(m): 7:53pm On Jun 01, 2018
And the squirrel says

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Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by ajepako(f): 7:53pm On Jun 01, 2018
I don't know or care for the listed above.

However, Shepeteri is a town in Oyo state..

I don't know when that became a slang

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Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by Nobody: 7:54pm On Jun 01, 2018
Swor -Danfo drivers
e.g Guy, make I swor.


Indomie kids may not know that.

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Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by Yinxies(f): 7:55pm On Jun 01, 2018
Oya fun won legbegbe grin

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Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by biggerboyc(m): 7:56pm On Jun 01, 2018
Ok
Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by jibbish(m): 7:57pm On Jun 01, 2018
handsomeclouds:

I wonder o
What value does the slangs add to our wellbeing?
People have totally run our of ideas that irrelevant things are now the order of the day.

I don't understand all these bloggers.
Nairaland mods will now compound the problem.

Awon oniranu

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Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by miqos02(m): 7:57pm On Jun 01, 2018
Maga
Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by Shortyy(f): 7:57pm On Jun 01, 2018
What of sho mo age mi? What does that mean?

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Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by HisSexcellency(m): 7:58pm On Jun 01, 2018
Op just dey jonze sad
Creating a thread on things you have little or no knowledge about
MAGA wey we dey jam back in the days of Olu maintain and Idris Abdukareem sad

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Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by karlboss: 7:58pm On Jun 01, 2018
The word Maga was popularised by Kelly handsome song Maga don pay. That song was a massive hit back then.

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Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by MrOpp(m): 8:00pm On Jun 01, 2018
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Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by Nobody: 8:01pm On Jun 01, 2018
Iphone 1 legbegbe grin
Re: 9 Nigerian Music Influenced Slangs And Their Meanings by Throwback: 8:01pm On Jun 01, 2018
Owu, Jonse, Mugu, Maga have all been popular slangs in society before they were used by those musicians the OP credited.

In fact, they have all been used in music before those credited ever sang.

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