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15 slangs popularized by Nigerian musicians and their meanings

2Face Idibia – No Shaking

2Face Idibia popularized the slang ‘No Shaking’ which means there is no reason to panic or be worried at all.

Phyno – Alobam

Indigenous rapper, Phyno popularized the word ‘Alobam’. Alobam, an igbo phrase, is coined from the word ‘armed robber’. Now i know what youre thinking but calm down, thats not the meaning.

Figuratively speaking, it denotes someone you can go the extra mile with, your ride or die. It is like a code of conduct for people who don’t snitch on each other.

It is a street slang for your best friend who would have your back at all times.


Olamide – Shoro Niyen

‘Shoro Niyen’ literally means ‘Is that talk’ in Yoruba and is fondly used to reply when someone says something unacceptable or out of place.



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