Friday, 26 February 2016

A Fool Says There Is No God.

                                            Don't Deceive Yourself .
                                  I began to realize how important God is when I started loving him.
                                                This was after he told me that he hunger for my love. 
                                                     Then I now remember what John 3:16 Says,

  For GOD so love the world

  that he gave his only begotten son,
  that whoever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life .
  {Believe me, Love as well will be everlasting.}

GOD is leading us by an example through JESUS CHRIST.
A gifty accept it .
A treasure find it.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Beginner’s guide to Nigerian pidgin English

How Bodi? / How You Dey? – How are you doing today?
How Far? – Hey, Hi
Wetin? – What?
Meat Vendor in Nigeria
Photo by author.
I no no – I don’t know
I no sabi – I don’t understand
I dey fine – I’m fine. I’m doing well.
Wetin dey happen? – What’s going on? What’s happening?
Wahala – Problem/Trouble. Example – Why you dey give me wahala? Which means why are you giving me so many problems?
Comot! – Get out of here!
Comot for road – Make way
Dem send you? – Have you been sent to torment me?
Gi mi – Give it to me.
K-leg – Questionable.  Example – Your story get k-leg! Which means your story or gist sounds suspect or exaggerated.
I Wan Chop – I want to eat
Come chop – Come and eat
Abeg – Please, but usually not a repentant plea. Example – Abeg! No waste my time!; Which means Please! Don’t waste my time!
Vex – Upset. Example – Make you no vex me! ; Which means “Don’t upset me!”
I no gree – I don’t agree, I disagree
Abi? – Isn’t it?
Na so? – Is that so?
Wayo – Trickery. Example – That man be wayo; which means “that man is a fraud!”
Area boys -Street-smart young men that loiter around neighborhoods.
Butta my bread – Answered prayers. Example – “God don butta my bread” which means God has answered my prayers
Go slow – Traffic jam
I go land you slap – I will slap you!
Listen well well – Pay attention

Monday, 16 December 2013

Nigerian Pidgin English Quotes

*Ghetto be like jungle, gentle gentle no dey for jungle.

*To live for ghetto no be mai mai matter.

*Di road wey thief follow go after im thief, na di road dem dey follow go find am.

*Monkey no dey agile for desert.

*I been get and I go get na tori. I get na im be get.

*As di tori now be say; township chop na junk chop, ghetto chop na better chop, na junk chop ghetto people dey fit buy now.

*Mohammed na Jesus brother, dem papa papa papa na Abraham.

*Your head big pass no mean say na you wise pass.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Dictionary of Pidgin English Words and Phrases.

A whole.. Used when a man of substance is belittled e.g See how mobile police trash the guy, a whole managing director for dat matter
Is it not?
Abi na wetin!:
What is it?
Amadu Bello University.
1. Intellectual 2. University student 3. Book worm.
1. USA or UK 2.Someone who lives in those places.
Acting big man:
Deputy exercising power in the absence of the boss.
Dyed cloth.
contraction for I don’t care attitude
Efik soup made from Afang leaves, beef, dried fish, crayfish, palm oil, and periwinkle.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Things I love about Naija – Pidgin

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                                Fela...used pidgin english a lot in his music
Once again I'm back with part 4 of my series, 10 things I love about naija. Well part 4 of my series, is about the one thing I feel is the most unique thing about naija. Pidgin English, or broken english or whatever you want to call it is, in my opinion, the most unique aspect of the nigerian culture. With that being said I go continue this post with pidgin. Make I talk small history of pidgin english... if u no understand, then try follow, if u no fit try sef, then nothing for

Friday, 13 December 2013

Rat Palava

For our house we dey chop well-well,we dey chop. God don butter our bread, come sugar our tea.He don bless us so much with food sote all the domestic and international animals wey dey our house dey form Mofasa. Make you for take know say I nor dey lie, the rats wey dey our compound dey flex, dem be like bull dog. Our dogs? Dem be like Lion.Our chicken dem nko? Dem be like Kangaroo! All the food wey we eat remain naim dem dey eat. We sef be like puff-puff, our body dey shine, e dey shine pass 60 watts light bulb. If you never still believe me, come visit me for my house for Sekina street. Yes, things don dey better for our area now. Government don put Kolotar for our road, come cover our gutters well-well. No more mosquitoes, but the one wey manage show, for him small mind na London e dey.
Water no be problem for our area again after wetin happen to papa Blessing. If you wan know wetin happen to papa Blessing, you go meet with our tori keeper for naijastories here. The title wey the tori keeper give the tori na “Water Palava”,e get part one and part two. Na for there you go see how man use water take wicked him fellow man, and how water take show man say wetin Fela talk no be lie,say true-true, water nor get enemy.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Nigeria's love of pidgin dey scatter my brain yet ginger my swagger

Children in the village of Oniparagba listen to Radio Wazobia, Nigeria's largest pidgin station.
Children in the village of Oniparagba listen to Radio Wazobia, Nigeria's largest pidgin station. Photograph: Monica Mark for the Guardian

In Nigeria's megacity of Lagos, where the country's 500 languages come together in a chaotic medley, the rapid-fire rhythm of pidgin is the symphony of the streets. Africa's largest country is a sometimes fractious mix of 160 million inhabitants divided into 250 ethnicities. But street hustlers and Harvard-educated politicians alike greet each other with: "How you dey?" or "How body?"
The reply can range from a chirpy "I dey fine" to a downbeat "Body dey inside cloth," (literally meaning "I'm still wearing clothes"). Officially known as Naija, Nigerian pidgin is spoken by tens of millions across the country. Current affairs, English and local languages are brewed together to dish up playful imagery at breakneck speed.