Tag: Pidgin English

Kola MuhammedOctober 21, 2020

How Mo Abudu helped to seal Oscars pidgin recognition for Nollywood

While agitation for reforms across sectors continues to inform gatherings on Nigerian streets and roads, a clamour which was made ...

EditorAugust 22, 2017

[The Media Blog] BBC Pidgin, first of its kind…last of it?

We don land gidigba! That was the opening sentence as BBC World Service announced that it had begun its broadcast ...

EzinneAugust 7, 2017

The Thread: “Pesin wey don die no dey fear knife” | Twitter NG shares their fave Nigerian expressions

It’s a thing of wonder, isn’t it, how Nigerians can take the English language and do “unheard-of things with it” ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 22, 2016

Farooq Kperogi: My favorite exclamatory expressions in Nigerian English (II)

by Farooq A. Kperogi, Continued from last week (read part one here) 11. “May God punish you!” This maledictory exclamation ...

Emmanuel ChidiogoMay 1, 2015

Opinion: Pidgin English, the bridge to close our ever-widening cleavage

by Muhammad Ibrahim   Although India is far more diverse than Nigeria, many Indians are often amazed that we speak ...

July 3, 2013

Ojay Aito: Our modern tongue (30 Days, 30 Voices)

by Ojay Aito Couple of years ago while I was a trainee in a media house, I strolled into the ...

OluwapelumiOctober 7, 2011

How una see am? Google launches Pidgin English interface

by Seyi Lawal Popular internet search engine, Google, has launched a Pidgin English search interface. The Pidgin page has been ...

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