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ENTERTAINMENT

Meet Alex Ekubo, the Nigerian Actor That Formed The Slang "OgiiiiiNii Zukwanikeee"

During the first quarter of 2020, more than 29 Nigerian expressions and words were added to Oxford English dictionary. Justifying the reason why the words were added, it stated that the words were incorporated in other to recognise the country's unique and distinctive contribution to English as a global language.

  1 year ago ago
Meet Alex Ekubo, the Nigerian Actor That Formed The Slang

CULTURE

Check the list of Nigerian words that made it to the new edition of Oxford English Dictionary

English is the official language of Nigeria. Nigeria is a diverse and polyglot nation of 200 million. Like in many English-speaking societies, Nigerians have crafted new words, phrases and meanings that have, overtime, become widely adopted as part of the country’s local lexicon.

  1 year ago ago
Check the list of Nigerian words that made it to the new edition of Oxford English Dictionary

TRAVEL

Stop calling it "Port motor" or "traveling bag". This is the real name

Have you ever wondered if you have been calling the name of a particular item wrongly all these years? This might actually be true and applicable to almost everyone. Traveller's and migrants make use of big bags to carry their clothes and wares. This bag is usually regarded as Port motor. And to some people, they just referred to it as big traveling bag. The real name is similar to what we use to call it though. The name is coined from the blending of two different words. It is "Portmanteau". It is formed f

  2 years ago ago
Stop calling it

POLITICS

Don't say "I am a hustler" here's what it really means

There are certain words used wrongly in Nigerian context. Some Nigerians use some words because they hear other supposedly well-read people whom they respect so much using them.They don't take their time to look up the meaning of such words in the dictionary to know the usage or how such words can be used. The word "Hustler "according to Oxford English dictionary is a noun, informal and a North American English word which means a person adept at aggressive selling or illicit dealings. It also means a prosti

  2 years ago ago
Don't say

ENTERTAINMENT

The Babymama Syndrome in Nigerian Music Industry and list of singers with Babymamas

The Nigerian Entertainment Industry is no doubt the biggest in Africa blessed with gifted and talented artistes. But there is a trend known as 'Babymama' syndrome and it's spreading faster.  The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘Baby Mama’ as ‘the mother of a man’s child, who is not his wife or (in most cases) his current or exclusive partner’.  Yes, children are a blessing which can never be disputed, I also agree wholeheartedly that procreation is one the best things that could happen to a ma

  3 years ago ago
The Babymama Syndrome in Nigerian Music Industry and list of singers with Babymamas

CRIME

2 reasons your article is rejected for Fake News on Opera News Hub

Recently, the scourge of 'fake news' has become worrisome and so widespread that even the Oxford English Dictionary deemed it fit to add the phrase to its collection of words. But what exactly is fake news? Fake news, a close cousin of clickbait, are articles written to misinform, deceive readers, obscure the truth - and ultimately get clicks. To avoid the rejection of your articles on the Opera News Hub, it is important to be absolutely certain of all the information contained in your article. While at it,

  2 years ago ago
2 reasons your article is rejected for Fake News on Opera News Hub

FASHION-BEAUTY

Reasons Why I Miss School So Dearly

I miss school. Not that i miss those endless lectures and programmes, but because I miss the feeling of being in school, of having a schedule and following through with it. I miss the feeling of being taught again and again by different people with various methods, of being in the same class with people with whom i have one common goal, to get a degree. I miss dressing corporate, in my tie and shoe, watching friends get sent out of the laboratory for not dressing properly. I miss our quiz sessions, how we speak

  2 years ago ago
Reasons Why I Miss School So Dearly

RELIGION

The Power and Effects of Time

The Oxford English dictionary defined time as what is measured in minutes, hours, days etc. According to the Cambridge English dictionary, time is the system of those sequestial relations that any event has to any other, as present, past, or future. It is an indefinite and continuous duration regarded as that in which event succeed one another.

  1 year ago ago
The Power and Effects of Time

ENTERTAINMENT

Mama Put', 'Chop', and other 27 Nigerian words just got added to Oxford English Dictionary!

Mama Put, Okada, Danfo, and some other 26 Nigerian words have been added to Oxford English Dictionary. According to Oxford English Director , World English editor Danica Salazar, most of the newly added words are originally Nigerian words which started being used from 1970s.  Some other words which made it were ember months, buka, barbing Salon, gist,K -Leg.  Others included gist, next tomorrow, Kannywood, amongst others. How are words added to the English Dictionary? For a word to be considered worthy t

  2 years ago ago
Mama Put', 'Chop', and other 27 Nigerian words just got added to Oxford English Dictionary!