Davido captioned the word ‘e choke’ in an Instagram post, and crowds including celebrities have begun to use the word. What does it mean?
E choke is a slang similar to another Nigerian slang – pepper them. It is a hype word which implies showing off your wealth, success and happiness, often but not necessarily, in the face of enemies who may not be happy at your success or watches your every move.
Davido also started another slang ‘Tule jor’ that began trending. Tule is a word that already exists and means ‘free me’ or ‘leave me alone’. ‘Jor’ is a Yoruba word – now adopted across Nigeria – that is often attached to the end of a sentence, and it means ‘please’. The word in this context is a rebellious rude remark.
So when Davido says ‘Tule jor’, he is saying ‘leave me alone please’ with an undertone of aggression and rebellion. It comes as no surprise given his popularity made up by fans that praise him and enemies that troll him.
He sometimes swaps the jor for jare, as in ‘Tule jare’, both have the same emphasis in this context, although it can also mean innocence depending on situation.
The family of Martin Oyairo, a celebrity shoe cleaning expert, who died shortly after arriving to Pakistan on a business trip, have called for an investigation into his death having been unable to learn why and how he died.
Martin, who only just turned 27 a month before he passed, is suspected to have died “under suspicious” despite an autopsy concluding his death to be accidental due to an unprovoked fall.
His sister, Beverly Oyairo, setup a GoFundMe page with the aim of using the funds to Continue reading →
In her lyrical freestyle for GRM’s Daily Duppy, Ivorian Doll dropped a little over a one liner about Renee: “If I did get the D, then I might woi-oi, Cause if Insta died, then so would your career, you’d be the first to be employed”.
In retaliation, Renee brought the house down with a diss track.
Ivorian Doll aka Vanessa ‘IVD’ Mahi and Renee is a female drill rapper who was originally a YouTuber popular for her story times.
Her rapping abilities emerged recently following the Daily Duppy and her hit single – Rumours – both of which referenced Renee. Continue reading →
Ivorian Doll staked full claim as a Drill rapper when she appeared on GRM Daily to perform her daily duppy.
In the process, the influencer turned rapper name drops other influencers and artists from Miss R Fabulous aka Renee and Sideman to Lady Leshurr, Wretch and Abigail whom were not literally named but referenced.
Renee, never one to back down, dropped a ‘Homerton Thot’ diss track within 48 hours as a reply, and it seems there will never be an end to the drama that started two years ago.
A group of MPs gathered in parliament on 23 November 2020 to address Diaspora Nigerians’ request to sanction certain known individuals within the Nigerian Government and security forces, following the #LekkiMassacre – that left an uncertified number of people dead.
Majority of the group, led by Rt Hon Theresa Villiers, the Conservative MP for Chipping Barnet, argued the case for Nigerian civilians to be heard since over Continue reading →
20.10.20 is a day that many Nigerians will never forgot.
People worldwide, at least 150k of them, tuned in to DJ Switch’s Instagram live on this day to witness the sound of gunshots, while the DJ herself battled with others to save a man life who laid unconscious following a gunshot wound.
In light of the #EndSARS protest where little has so far been done by the government to quench the anger of protesters, Nigerians are powering the petition to ban Nigerian government and police official until the matter in Nigeria is resolved.
A GoFundMe page has been opened for Blessing Ayomide Adetutu Olusegun, the young and beautiful 21 year old Nigerian who was mysteriously found dead at Glyne Gap Beach in Bexhill-on- Sea, UK.
The organisers, her family and friends have opened up to wanting to raise enough funds to arrange a befitting burial for her after the corona who examined her urged for a quick burial despite being unable to determine the cause of her death.
Blessing, the daughter of Olori Yeyelua Esther Abe – Adeyemi, was said to be on a one week Continue reading →
Most people would recognise her from Chibok campaign of #Bringbackourgirls from 2014
But Aisha Yesufu has officially written her name with permanent pen in the book of history as an outright Nigerian campaigner following her Statue of Liberty-like pose that has earned her the Statue of #EndSARS name.
Dressed in a dark blue Muslim attire with legs spread in stance of protest, a bag hung across her chest and left arm raised as if punching the air – signifying empowerment to the people. The the image is set to go down in history as one of the most iconic moment in the #EndSARS campaign.
Who is Aisha Yesufu and how did her campaigning jump into the limelight?
Nigeria British stars are lending their voices to the #EndSARS movement.
John Boyega, Patricia Bright, Mike Edwards and Nabil Abdulrashid shared their views on twitter and Instagram while Khafi Kareem joined the campaign in Lagos Nigeria, offering the Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari, her expertise gained from previous as an ex-police officer in the UK
Nigerian celebrities gathered on October 8th with protesters calling for the End of SARS for the first round of protests calling for the end of SARS following a series of online protests.
Furious at the ongoing brutality and extortion of citizens, stars including actress, Toke Makinwa and artists, Falz the Bad Guy, Tiwa Savage and Runtown turned out in force with ordinary citizens demanding for complete closure of the SARS Unit.
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