Hilarious Lagos Traffic Auto $lang With Their Meanings [THIS WILL SURELY MAKE YOUR DAY]


Nigerians would always be peculiar people. That's 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.

Go Slow

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, it's Vulcanizer my dear people.


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


Its “bumper” folks , haha .

Men In Black

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


This word doesn't 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 it's used is similar to the way Americans call their friends “N!gg@” 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

Waso / Wazo

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

Wa = Yoruba

Zo = Hausa

Bia = Igbo

Faiba / Fiber

Danfo slang for 10 Naira

Cut Your Hand

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


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