11 Annoying Nigerian Insults Kids Used To Say

September 7, 2021

Children are foolish, but they can also be very wicked and rude. They look and act cute so most people forget just how mean these devil underlings are. If you grew up in Nigeria, some kid probably said one of these to you. 

1. Askor

This was just uncalled for because it mostly came after a fight or after asking someone an important question. English kids call this speak to the hand, kids that used to say this probably lack good communication skills now.

2. Amebo curry curry

If you were a busy body growing up, you lowkey deserved hearing this ridiculous insult. Why weren’t you minding your business?

3. Ask my yansh

This is usually followed by a slap on their butt. I personally admire the sass but lord knows that it hurt a lot back then when they said this.

4. Te te ten naira bus

This one goes out to all of you that just had to report any small thing growing up. They definitely sang this song a lot for you growing up and rightfully so.

5. Cry, cry, baby

When adults sing this to crying children, it hurts, but when children sing this? It destroys all of your self-esteem and you’d just keep crying the whole day

6. Nntor nn caterpillar mess

It’s wild that kids were saying this and their parents were still calling them leaders of tomorrow. Why couldn’t they just say sorry like human beings?

7. Tambolo

If you had the unfortunate tendency to be shorter than every other kid, you definitely heard this nickname a lot. On the bright side, they used to call ants tambolo too and ants are hardworking when they are not destroying your kitchen. That’s something

8. Waka

Of all the annoying things kids used to say, this was the most silent and offensive. Five fingers pointed at you in utmost disgust.

9. Tear tear, patch patch

Kids are very heartless, what is their business with your parents struggling to mend your school uniform all the time? If they see a hole in your clothes they have to chant this, the game is the game. 

10. Begi begi e no good oh

I want to believe that this was the beginning of Nigeria’s problem with communicating properly. The words yes or no exist for a reason but what did they care?

11. Bombastic element

This makes no sense in every way of the world, but it used to make us cry a lot as kids. Make it make sense


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