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  E simply means it's

 e be as e get


  Nigerian Pidgin English term often interchangeable with 'e get as e be'; term used to describe special or unusual circumstances; term accompanied by the use of 'jare' in many instances {e.g. The 1996 Atlanta olympic football where game be as e get jare! That Kanu Nwankwo goal get as a be jare!}

 e be like say


  it seems that

 e dey for the table


  it's on the table

 e dey hard


  it is rare or difficult

 e don be


  the worst has happened or a situation in which you are in the worst case scenaio

 e don do


  it is enough

 e don khaput


  he has die

 e don red


  means its getting serious or real.. used mostly when in reference to a fight... {e.g. o boy! Mayweather Pacquiao fight... e don red for Pacquiao today}

 e don tey


  long time; it's been a while

 e get as e be


  suspicious or hard to believe

 e get as e bi


  strange; there's something odd about it.

 e go tay


  synonymous to 'challenging or difficult situation'

 e good for you


  it's good for you

 e no dey


  it is not

 e no easy


  it is not easy

 e no go beta for you


  it shall not be well with you

 e remain small


  nearly; almost.



  he; she

 early momo


  very early in the morning




 ease oneself


  to urinate or defecate. Presumably a polite form from the colonial or missionary era



  a solid Nigerian meal made from Garri and hot water, consumed along with a soup



  staple food made from boiled cassava {In Yoruba alnf}. Originally low status compared with yams and standing for cheap food, but nowadays many people's preferred food



  a wayward child



  timber from Diospyros spp.






  a genius; a Brilliant person; someone who studies a lot.



  Showing off; having a lot of style



  a guy who engages in dangerous play or assignment who is at risk getting wounded

 ego beta


  it will be well









  melon, or its dried and crushed seeds, used to make a popular sauce. Citrullus lanatus but more commonly Cucumeropsis mannii.

 eh eh


  no; not at all

 eh yah


  sorry; what a pity; how touching



  is that so; is that it



  what? sometimes used as an exclamation






  the police; a police man.



  boiled food made from cassava {Yoruba}






  to minimize or to use wisely



  big bossom



  senior people in a community, usually with connotation of authority WAE



  boss of all Bosses.

 elephant grass


  tall grass. Sorghum arundinaceum.



  excuse me sir



  become emaciated No matter how much an elephant has emaciated, its thigh is still bigger than a hare {Tarok proverb 365}



  to enable to; I humbly wish to apply for a loan to enable me buy a motor-cycle.



  a bucket; made from enamels.









  to become engaged to; That boy has engaged Rose



  to be having a good time; He is enjoying he is having a good time. The West African usage seems to have preceded the Californian imperative Enjoy!



  to enlighten; I enlighted him N.B. this has no religious connotation in Nigeria and is usually a way of saying 'I told him'.



  knowledgeable, urban, civilised They have not yet had enlightenment




 enta voicemail


  stolen; cant be found



  to have sex with a female; to beat the hell out of a person {e.g. when I called you you don't pick, it enter voice mail... Abi?}



  qualifies plural nouns the entire members all the members



  to put in an envelope; Please envelope this letter for me.






  equipment Advert; Dealer on electrical equipments.



  a very pretty lady.



  the number plate given to cars that drive beside or behind a big man {PILOT}



  allowance for civil servants when travelling overseas on official business



  daily overseas travel allowance for politicians, athletes, etc... {equivalent to per diem allowance}



  never; I ever went there; I never went there




 Ewuo oooo!


  Expression of surprise or sympathy in Igbo






  stupidity; wrongs



  experiment with; He was trying to experiment a new credit scheme



  illegal access to a test or exam



  extra {but precedes qualified term}; extra twenty twenty extra.

 eye glass



 eye go come down


  will come back to reality



  really! {even though the literal translation is true talk}

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