Despite the fact that Nigerians go through a lot of daily struggles and problems, they(or rather), we, are still always ever ready to make jokes and sound funny all the time. And from the desire to be funny, Nigerian slangs are usually formed.
There are thousands of Nigerian slangs spoken by different people from different part of the country. At times, most of these slangs are known by everyone in the entire country.
It is even usually hard for foreigners to understand what Nigerians are saying because of how most Nigerian slangs are even added to English sentences.
Nigerian slangs can be tagged as weird, funny, and sometimes meaningless. But a lot of people don’t see it as any of those.
Anyways, the purpose of this article is to provide the meaning to some of the latest Nigerian slangs.
Although popular, not every Nigerian are even fully aware of the meaning of some slangs that they use. This article will be of help to you!
Without anymore delays, let’s have a look at some funny Naija slangs and their meanings!
E-choke is quite a very popular and funny Nigerian slang. Many are fond of repeating it all the time, but not everyone knows its meaning.
Just so you know, the e-choke slang was started by popular Nigerian singer known as Davido.
Meaning of E Choke Slang in Nigeria
E choke is simply an exclamation made when someone is in awe, amazement, or even amusement.
It’s the local way of saying “Whoaaa!” Lol. Nigerian slangs are funny right?
This is actually a very popular slang among those who term themselves as ‘hustlers‘
HK is a Nigerian slang that not so much people know the meaning of. Yes, it’s commonly said, but not all who use it know it’s meaning.
Meaning of HK Slang in Nigeria
You may have heard someone say something like “I am going to HK.” Well, to most Nigerians, this is just an acronym for the word, ‘Hustling Kingdom.’
HK isn’t just Nigerian slang, it’s a short word for the place where guys gather to work and earn money.
Well, this is actually one of Nigerians favorite slang. It’s a really funny one too. Based on humor, but it’s quite a serious matter.
Sapa slang is not new, but as the days go by, it becomes even more used.
Nigeria is a really weird country. LOL.
Meaning of Sapa Slang in Nigeria
Not quite sure if there is anyone in Nigeria that doesn’t already know the meaning of sapa slang, but we will provide the meaning anyways.
In Nigeria, Sapa means being in a ‘broke’ state. That is, not having any money on you for that time being.
It’s funny because most people always claim to have been caught by ‘Sapa.’ Meaning they are extremely broke at the moment.
Ment slang is one of the latest Nigerian slangs. It is used to make fun of someone, and it’s also a hilarious one too!
At times, using this slang can be seen as offensive. So it’s best to be cautious.
Meaning of Ment Slang in Nigeria
Here in Nigeria, people say ‘ment’ when another person does something ‘demented‘ or ‘insane.’
Like was earlier stated, most people will find this slang offensive. So mind your speech!
Aza is another Nigerian song that was introduced by singer Davido(along with his DMW crew). This is a slang that has been going on for a long while now, and it’s famous in different part of the country.
The Nigerian slang, Aza, can bring joy and happiness to you when someone asks for it. ‘If you know, you know.’ *wink*
Meaning of Aza Slang in Nigeria
Aza slang simply means your ‘Bank Account details.’ Which is, your account number, name, and the bank you use.
Whenever a person asks you to “send your aza to them,” they are simply asking for your bank account details.
Aza is a very popular Nigerian slang, and you are likely going to hear it from social media friends.
There is an endless list of funny and slangs that Nigerians use, but this will be all for now. Enjoyed this article about Nigerian slangs and their meanings?! If you did, then drop in a comment below.