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10 Gen Z Slangs You Should know

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Right now, the Gen Zs are the linguistic ninjas of the era. We’ve gone past YOLO, On Fleek, Askor (talk to my hand), Sup, Lit, Peace Out, and IJGB. These Gen Z guys are vibrant and ever-evolving. They’re churning out Gen Z slangs faster than you can say “Shey you get?”

If you’re not up to date, it’ll have you feeling confused on social media or left out on general conversations that you’d most likely want to be a part of. If you don’t want the trending conversations on social media to leave you feeling like a baffled tourist, here are 5 slangs to add to your vocabulary. 

1. Delulu– is the Solulu.  

Other generations would have just said “delusional’’ But not the Gen Zs. They’re a different kind of breed. Delulu is the solulu is like saying, being delusional is the solution.  And delusion is used to describe a false belief or idea that doesn’t match up with reality. Do you get?

2. Shey you dey whine me? 

Have you ever heard a tale or offer that sounded too good to be real? Or maybe too bizarre? That’s when you use this slang. This became a lingo trend sometime last year when an old song of a certain Austine de Bull was dug up. It went so viral, that almost everyone used it on a post, video, or conversation. Today, it’s a Gen Z way of saying Are you messing with me? Are you being serious? Bonus tip; It slaps differently when the conversation is flowing in Pidgin.

3. E choke

I love this one because it is so versatile. It means something is too much or overwhelming. You can use it for anything intense, good or bad. That spicy jollof rice got your taste buds tingling? E choke! Your phone notifications are blowing up? E choke! Work or School is getting so overwhelming? E choke! Just don’t confuse it with “I choke,” which actually means you’re having trouble breathing.

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4. Cap

Now this is different from no cap. Cap is used in the context of a false statement or when someone is lying or saying something incoherent.  No cap on the other hand means all truth, no lies detected. No tricks or schemes. 

5. Rizz.

This slang is for the guys and babes who have got their game on. Rizz is the Gen Z way of saying charisma. More like a short form of Charisma. You know people who know how to flirt and are charming? They know how to exert influence over someone? They’ve got rizz.

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6. Ate and left no crumbs.

If you ate something, it means you aced that stuff so well, that you didn’t even need to add a single extra touch. Adding “left no crumbs” means you cleared the show flawlessly.

7Zazoo Zehh 

Now this one’s not very common, but I assure you it is a slang for the Gen Z era. And this isn’t just a catchy tune, it’s a whole vibe! It means living your best life, doing you, and not letting anyone dull your shine.  Use it when you’re acing that stuff, or just feeling on top of the world.

8. Slay

When someone says slay, that person is referring to anything cool, pretty, awesome, or amazing. You can use in any context, from outfits to food, places, and people. Ever heard someone say ” yaasss grill, slay”? That’s a Gen Z right there.

9. Drip

This one is for the fashionistas. It’s used to describe someone’s look or style, especially when it’s considered really fashionable. For context, ”You’re dripping with those pants” is how a proper Gen Z will complement your stunning outfit.

10. IYKYK 

This is an acronym for ”if you know you, you know.” It’s mostly used for inside jokes.

Of course, there’s a lot more of them. Gen Zs literally have enough slangs to create a dictionary. And more of them will show up again. But with these, you’re covered and you’re ready to step up your game. How many did you already know?

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Reekado Banks Says Don Jazzy Changed His Life

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In the Nigerian music industry, artists often leave their record labels due to conflicts or disagreements. However, Reekado Banks is an exception to this trend. In a recent interview with media personality Daddy Freeze, Reekado clarified that his departure from Mavin Records was amicable.

During the interview, Daddy Freeze asked Reekado about his decision to leave the label. Reekado expressed his disapproval of the general assumption that his departure was caused by bad blood. He emphasised maintaining a positive relationship with Mavin Records and its founder, Don Jazzy.

“That man took me from absolutely nothing. I wonder why anyone would think it wasn’t amicable. The end of the contract came, I wanted to leave and he (Don Jazzy) gave me his blessings,” Reekado said concerning his departure.

Reekado also spoke about how the frequent conflicts between artists and record labels in Nigeria might be why people thought he fought with Mavin Records.

“I feel like it’s a tradition in the Nigerian record label business for artists to breakout angrily from their record labels and this is being imposed on my relationship with Jazzy.” Reekado Banks said on the assumptions surrounding his departure.

Reekado further emphasised the positive nature of his departure. He described Don Jazzy, the founder of Mavin Records, as a “blessing” and someone he remains “eternally grateful” to. This statement highlights the mutual respect and appreciation between Reekado and his former label, further dispelling any rumours of a negative split.

Reekado Banks’ departure from Mavin Records stands out as a positive example in the Afrobeats industry, which has often seen messy breakups between artists and labels. Unlike Reekado’s amicable split, other artists haven’t been as fortunate.

For instance, Brymo’s legal battle with Chocolate City was a long and drawn-out affair. Similarly, Skales and Baseline Records ended their relationship on a sour note, taking each other to court. Runtown’s highly publicised dispute with Eric Many paints a similar picture.

In 2022, the industry was rocked by the very public fight between Marlian Records and Mohbad, which gained even more attention after the artist’s tragic passing. These cases highlight the contrasting situations in the Afrobeats world, where Reekado’s smooth departure from Mavin Records is a welcome exception.

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Kate Henshaw Breaks Silence On Her Mother’s Passing

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Kate Henshaw lost her mother, who passed away on Friday, March 1, 2024. The news was first shared publicly by Emeka Rollas, the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN).

Following the news, Kate Henshaw took to Instagram to confirm the passing of her mother. She also expressed her appreciation for the public’s support and requested that they keep her in their thoughts during this difficult time.

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my mother on March 1st 2024,” the actress wrote. “Your prayers mean the world to me during this difficult time. Please keep my family in your thought. Rest in peace Mummy. Love. Kate Henshaw,” the statement reads.

 

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The news of Kate Henshaw’s mother’s passing comes a few days after the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rollas, shared the news on his official Instagram page on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024. This suggests there may have been a short delay between passing and the public announcement.

Sad Day for Actors Guild of Nigeria. Kate Henshaw lost her mother earlier today and Mr Ibu suffered cardiac arrest according to his manager for 24 years Mr Don Single Nwuzor. I announce with deep sense of grief that Mr Ibu didnt make it. May his soul rest in peace. @actorsguildofnigeria,” his post read.

Fans and fellow actors from the Nigerian film industry, Nollywood, have flooded Kate Henshaw’s Instagram page with messages of condolence and support in the wake of her mother’s passing.

Sending you love sis, May God strengthen your family at this time. And May her gentle soul rest with the angels 🙏🏾 Hugs ❤️,” the actress Susan Peters said.

“God Abeg oooo! So sorry sis 😢😢😢 pls take heart,” the actress Uche Ogbodo said.

“Dear Aunty Kate, My Condolences 💐 It is well with you and your Family❤,” the actor Oluwaseyi Kelvin Audu said.

“My deepest condolence Sis. May God comfort you at this trying time . God rest her soul 🙏🕊️❤️,” actor Ken Erics posted.

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Burna Boy Achieves Historic Feat At Sold-out Boston Concert

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Burna Boy continues to solidify his status as a global music powerhouse with his captivating live performances. On March 2nd, the superstar headlined a sold-out show at the 20,000-seat TD Arena in Boston, marking another stop on his “I Told Them” tour.

This concert further cemented his reputation as a global entertainer following his historic back-to-back sold-out shows at the 19,000-capacity Scotia Bank Arena in Toronto, making him the first African artist to achieve this feat.

The Boston concert wasn’t just about electrifying the audience with his music. Burna Boy also received special recognition from the Mayor of Boston, who presented him with a plaque commemorating “Burna Boy Day.”

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Burna Boy’s success transcends individual performances and tours. Since his 2018 international breakthrough with the hit single “YE,” he has consistently broken records and achieved numerous firsts for Nigerian and African music.

Notably, he became the first Nigerian mainstream pop artist to win a Grammy Award, receiving it for his fifth album, “Twice As Tall.” He also holds the record for most Grammy nominations (10) for a Nigerian artist and is the first African artist to win three consecutive BET Awards.

 

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Burna Boy’s impact extends beyond the awards and accolades. He is consistently pushing boundaries in the live performance scene. He holds the distinction of being the first African artist to headline stadium concerts in both the United Kingdom and the United States, further solidifying his position as a global leader in Afrobeats and a true inspiration to the continent.

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