Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Top 100 Nigerian Pidgin English Examples & Translation


Pidgin English is one of the most spoken language in Nigeria and West Africa.

The language is spoken by millions of Nigerians,one can comfortably say that Pidgin english roots can be traced back to Nigeria.

The language has also spread to other West African countries.

When you visit major Nigerian cities like Lagos,Warri,Abuja and Portharcourt,you will notice that most Nigerians speak pidgin language in these cities.

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In Nigeria there is the modified 'Lagos Pidgin' as well as the 'Warri Pidgin' which most Nigerians believe to be the purest form of Pidgin language.

"Pidgin" is also referred to as 'Broken' and is Nigeria's real lingua franca. It is spoken by millions of Nigerians both rich and poor.

Nigerians all over the world are very receptive to anyone especially foreigners that make attempt to have a conversation with them using pidgin language.

There are many pidgin words and slangs,but in this article we shall take a look at some of the top 100 pidgin English examples,their slangs and translation.

Top 100 Nigerian Pidgin English Examples & Translation


  • 1. How far na? > How is everything?
  • 2. Wetin dey? > What’s up/What’s going on?’
  • 3. Wetin be dis? >  ‘What is this?’
  • 4. You no dey hear word > You’re not listening
  • 5. Abeg >  Please
  • 6. Afraid catch me >  I was scared.
  • 7. Sabi > Know
  • 8. Arrange yua sef > Make your own arrangements
  • 9.  You sabi pidgin? > Can you understand /speak pidgin
  • 10. Una > ‘you’ or ‘your'
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  • 11. Una dey go school? > Are you going to school
  • 12. Oya > Come on
  • 13. Ah beg oo > Please
  • 14. Wahala > Trouble
  • 15. Commot/Vamoose > Go or Leave
  • 16. Nawa oh! > Wow
  • 17. No Fall my hand > Don't disappoint me
  • 18. Nothing dey happen > Nothing is happening
  • 19.  I go change am for you > I will cause trouble for you
  • 20. Pepper don rest > Luck has changed,money has come
  • 21. Baff up > Dress up
  • 22. Bust my skeroo > Blow my mind
  • 23. Yan > Talk
  • 24. Crash > Sleep
  • 25. Kolo > Crazy
  • 26. Yanga /Effizy > Pompous.
  • 27. Fabu > False story
  • 28. Gbege > Trouble
  • 29. Demor > Show off
  • 30. Shenkiz > Girls
  • 31. Jones > Dullard
  • 32. Manya > Drinks
  • 33. Tuama > Run
  • 34. Sharp Sharp > Quickly
  • 35. Carry Belle > Pregnant
  • 36. Jack > Read
  • 37. Waka > Walk
  • 38. All join > Everything is included.
  • 39. Aproko > Gossip

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  • 40. Sort > Bribe
  • 41. Cabash > Pray
  • 42. You Don Baff ? > Had you bath yet
  • 43. I dey H > Am hungry
  • 44. Lashing/Whipping > S*x
  • 45. Bakassi > B*ttocks
  • 46. Yarnsh > B*ttocks
  • 47. Belle full > Full stomach
  • 48. Belle-sweet > Happiness.
  • 49. Bale >  Eat greedily.
  • 50. Bicos >  Because
  • 51. Chassis > Brand new car
  • 52. Atachee > Hanger
  • 53. Awa > Our
  • 54. Bend down boutique > Second hand clothes
  • 55. Chickito > Young pretty hot girl
  • 56. Dem no born you reach > Don’t even think about
  • 57. Dros > Voluminous underwear
  • 58. Dry > Slim uncool person.
  • 59. Dub / Dudu  > Make extra copy / Dark skinned person.
  • 60. Dundi > Fool.
  • 61. Dishi > Embarrass.
  • 62. Dem no send me message > I will not get involved
  • 63. Dem send you? > Have you been sent to torment me
  • 64. Denge > Strike a fine pose
  • 65. Coolu-down > Calm down
  • 66. Corofo > Army recruit
  • 67. Coror > Dark corner
  • 68. Chuku-chuku > Thorny
  • 69. Chipeleke > Cheap article.
  • 70. Bad-belle > Hater
  • 71. Awoof >  Freebie
  • 72. Away Baffs > Imported designer clothes from foreign country
  • 73. Abi? >  Is it not?
  • 74. Soja > 20 naira note
  • 75. White/sky > 50 naira note
  • 76. Make your head dey your neck o > Use your brain
  • 77. Pem > Hide
  • 78. Shele > Hide
  • 79. Kpor Kpor > Police 
  • 80. Walensh > Food

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  • 81. How e be you? > How are you
  • 82. Dem nor reach > They are not your level
  • 83. Face wetyn face you > Mind your business
  • 84. Make ur matter get peace > Don't cause any trouble
  • 85. Kele > Girl
  • 86. Fabu > lie
  • 87. Kawa or piam > Run
  • 88. Kpro > Calm down
  • 89. Kpakpa > Sm*ke w*ed
  • 90. Shedas > Money
  • 91. Odinga > Pregnant Girl
  • 92. Lem > Chop
  • 93. Kasala don burst > Trouble has started
  • 94. Kpomkpi > Cool down
  • 95. Okpata/Omuta > Stupid talk
  • 96. Kpekus/Brokos -Pu**y/Scr*tum
  • 97. Erema sawarele > Many girls in the area
  • 98. Karashika akpola > Pretty fair girl wit swag
  • 99. Bonk > House
  • 100. Shele/Vamus > Run


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  • 101. Arrange chewing > Cook or buy food
  • 102. Bracket > Meet up
  • 103. Troway salute > Greet
  • 104. Okpolo eye > Big eye
  • 105. How levels? > Whats going on
  • 106. Fiber > 500 naira
  • 108. Mushi > Dull person
  • 109. Chikila > Girl
  • 110. Bololo > Skin-cut
  • 111. Jazz-in > Come in
  • 112. Palansh > Fv*k
  • 113. Fashi > Forget
  • 114. Kpakam > Very correct
  • 115. Skull dey peel > Very hungry
  • 116. Taban > Spoilt
  • 117. Mukite > Novice/Fool
  • 118. Legbere > Weak
  • 119. Nack teeth > Argue
  • 120. Gbaga > Leave hurriedly

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There you have it,listed above are some popular top pidgin slangs that Nigerians and West Africans can relate to,do you know any Nigerian pidgin language or slang that is your favourite that we failed to mention,abeg kuku yarn us jejely for the comment section wey dey below.

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