14 Funny Lagos Traffic And Auto Slangs With Their Meanings

Nigerians would always be peculiar people.Thats what makes the country fun and distracts us from all the wahala .

If you are coming to Nigeria or Lagos for the first time , this would be very helpful.

Here are some slangs we won’t stop saying anytime soon .

This is the way we say “traffic jam” in Naija . I dey inside go slow .

This has two meanings, it means hailing a taxi and riding in it alone to your destination. It also means alighting from a bus or taxi.

Well, nothing much to say here, its Vulcanizer people .

“Rewire” is actually an action , the person doing the rewiring should be called an electrician , not a rewire, my country pipo !.

Its “bumper” folks , haha .

This refers to the police , the popo , the Nigerian Police Force .

This word doesnt really mean something abusive , it can be translated as “Carrier of people /carrier of crowd” .But the madness of the agberos has made the word abusive.So it means conductors, tax collectors , infact any tout and their species .

From my little understanding of Yoruba , alaye means “the living” “alive” “lively” ,but the way its used is similar to the way Americans call their friends  “nigga” or “brah” or “bro” .

It means “move” or “move fast” or “drive” .

Danfo slang for 500 Naira .I am still confused how they coined this name .

Danfo slang for 20 Naira . Muri-> Muritala Mohammed on the note

Danfo slang for 50 Naira .Coined from two out of the three major ethnic group’s intepretation of “come” .

Wa= Yoruba

Zo=Hausa

Danfo slang for 10 Naira

This one cracks me up every time .It means “turn the steering wheel” .

Was I spot on ? see any errors ? add yours .

Source:https://autojosh.com/15-funny-lagos-traffic-auto-slangs/


  1. Christopher Lizzy3 weeks agoReply

    Danfo slang for 50 Naira .Coined from two out of the three major ethnic group’s intepretation of “come” .

    Wa= Yoruba

    Zo=Hausa

    Danfo slang for 10 Naira

    This one cracks me up every time .It means “turn the steering wheel” .

  2. adesina iyanu3 weeks agoReply

    All this one this ones no be only peoole are using them come Ibadan and see wonders of slangs

  3. kelechi dara3 weeks agoReply

    Danfo guys and their slangs 10 naira turn the wheel

  4. Dogara Bulus3 weeks agoReply

    All this one this ones no be only peoole are using them come Ibadan and see wonders of slangs

  5. Aleshinloye Victor3 weeks agoReply

    Lol, yes oooo, very funny 😄 the way dey call our money….
    White is what sum nigerian called #50

  6. Fanen Adu3 weeks agoReply

    Nigerians will always be Nigerians DAT who we are and we proud of DAT seriously d slangs kips us going

  7. Abiola Monday3 weeks agoReply

    Logos! What a city. A city like a country. A city with diversity

  8. Majaro Oluwasegun David3 weeks agoReply

    v not hearing dis before jor I hear dem calling dis stuff different names

  9. onah Francis3 weeks agoReply

    Lolz, yes oooo, very funny 😄 the way dey call our money….
    White is what sum Nigerian called #50

  10. Damilola Akinwunmi3 weeks agoReply

    You were just spot on please, this is funny… I didn’t just get the last part of ‘turning the steering wheel….’

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