While we await the new slang's that will definitely emerge in 2019, here are five exciting slang that stayed with us in the past year and made it into the new year.


At the close of 2018, the word 'stew' meant something other than its culinary origins no thanks to Wizkid and Tiwa Savage.

After the release of the visuals to his hit song, 'Fever' which starred Tiwa Savage, 'Stew' became the new viral word to depict anything considered good or beautiful.

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'Ji Masun'

Translated to 'Wake Up', Ji Masun is a charge commonly used on the streets telling people to be awoke.

This was later adopted by DMW singer, Idowest as the title of his hit single featuring label boss, Davido and got to explain what it meant in the opening verse of the song ''Oya stand well well, ko ya duro dada.''

'Gbe Body E'

You cannot perform Zanku dance without following the command that goes along with the ‘leg movement.’

When dancing Zanku, the dancer shouts ‘ Gbe Body E’ which literally translates to 'lift/move your body.'

This was created by indigenous rapper, Zlatan as a call for everyone to get off their feet and hit the dance floor.

The slang is also used to tell someone to get out of the way in a friendly way.

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