word type: adjective


Refers to a very light skinned person or a white man. It is pronounced with a nasalized “i”, spelled Oyinbo, in Yoruba where the word originates and oyibo in Igbo speaking areas, it is generally used to refer to a person of European descent or people perceived to not be culturally African.

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A gossiper, gossipmonger… From Urhobo language, “Avwebo”/”Aʋɛbo”, meaning the favourite amongst multiple wives in a polygamy; mother of house or senior wife. De facto in charge of the compound, having the ears of the husband and privy to all his affairs, Aʋɛbo would often serve as the goody-two-shoes conduit for gossip in order to win favour with her audience.

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Literally, fake or scam. Too good to be true. Abbreviation of Association of West African Merchants (AWAM).

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Redcoat, treacherous, shady, backstabbing. Possibly a butchering of the word “suspicion”.

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Even, as used as an intensive to stress an extreme or highly unlikely condition or instance, to stress the comparative degree, to indicate a small or minimum amount, o emphasize the identity or character of something, to a degree that extends …

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