5 Slangs Only Nigerian Students Can Relate To
There are words that are common to the university students and these words are slangs used frequently when students converse with themselves on campus.
It’s derived from a metaphorical extension of the sense of dubbing that means “make a copy of a recording,” as in”dub music from CD to tape.”
It is a slang in the university which means to cheat during exams by copying another person’s test answers word for word. E.g “Baba, read wella, I go dub your answers”
This word is used as a verb in Nigerian English to mean put on airs, that is, affect manners with intent to impress others. To be proud in a way that inconvenient others. As in “the guy is just forming”
3. “I dey H”
This is a phrase used to express hunger, the H standing in for the full word hungry. Commonly used among youths, since hunger is like an epidemic in Nigerian institution, with most youths still learning the ropes of budgeting.
This slang is common to OAU students. It means when you’re trying to deceive or be funny to others. You say ” Aro ni ooo meaning “It’s a joke”.
Jack is used in the university to mean ” Read extensively”. Those that use this slang in referring to themselves are believed to be the bookworm of the school like “I wan go Jack jae”.