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black spot

black spot  n.— «A black spot is an acronym for any place or a particular area where bags, handsets or other handy valuables are often snatched by pickpockets who have studied such areas and knew quite well that a large number of people...

panel beat

panel beat  v. phr.— «He interchangeably used his training as a political scientist, his mastery of the written word to “panel beat” the English word into indigenous Nigerian languages.» —“Nigeria: 10 Years After...

Christopaganism

Christopaganism  n.— «They are using what I call Christopaganism—a little bit of Christ, Islam and paganism.» —“Nigerian Churches Need Re-awakening” by Bola Akin-John Sunday Independent (Ikeja, Lagos State...

roforofo fight

roforofo fight n. a political battle in which no participant is unsullied; a mud-slinging contest. Etymological Note: This was popularized by, if not originated by, the 1972 song Roforofo Fight by Nigerian musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The first...

kick-flick

kick-flick  n.— «At the Ronald Ngala Street, people stop to peer through the shop windows at videos—mostly cheap Chinese kick-flicks or weird Nigerian productions—that play in silent mode.» —“Mitumba country” by Tony...

Nollywood

Nollywood n. the Nigerian film industry. Etymological Note: Patterned after Hollywood (the American film industry), Bollywood (the Indian film industry), and Lollywood (the Pakistani film industry). (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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