B – Pidgen English

Baba
Father (Yoruba)

Bad bad
Severely. 2. Absolutely e.g She fain bad bad

Baffs
Trendy clothes. See Away Baffs

Bakassi
Name of Igbo street gang

Banga
Palm fruit

Beat am die
Beat to the point of death

Begin go
On your bike mate

Belle-turn me
Diarrhoea, nausea, stomach ache

Bend-bend
Illegal

Bending corner
Sharp corner of a road

Betta
Good times e.g. ‘Betta don come’. 2. Improvement e.g. things don betta

Bicos
Because

Bicos why?
The reason is

Bifor
Before, Earlier

Bifor-bifor
Long time ago

Big eye
Ambitious 2. Greedy

Big grammar
Long and difficult English words

Big man
Man in position of authority. See Oga.

Bingo
Dog 2. Cooked dog meat

Bold face
Audacious 2. To bluff one’s way

Boma boi
Thug. (Nigerians who served under the British in Burma during WW2, burma boy?)

Booze man
Drunkard

Boy’s quarters
Small bungalow behind main house for hired domestic staff. BQ

Broda-broda
Nepotism. See Fren-fren and Who know man

Bukka
Roadside restaurant. Also- MamaPut and Food is ready

Bush man
Unsophisticated, (“hayseed” derisive)

Bush meat
Any wild game used as food

By air
Speeding/Reckless driving (travelling as quickly as an aircraft)

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