As promised, here is Part II of my A-Z of Lagos Lingo. If you haven’t read Part I yet, click here.
N-Z of Lagos Lingo
N is for
The Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHC or PHCN) used to be called the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA plc). Due to the frequent power outages, it was more commonly referred to as: Never Ever Power Available, please light candle
N is also for Naira
A slang name for Nigeria
I’ll let you work that one out for yourself.
O is for
Oyinbo (I’ve also seen this spelled oyibo)
Literally it means peeled skin. If you are a white person, you will probably hear this often, usually to get your attention (yes, you are the peeled skin person) or as an informal greeting. Continue reading