Nigerians don’t really care about car names and models. We just call them whatever we like. Check out these hilariously Nigerian names for cars we hear everyday.

Big daddy or Big for nothing (Toyota Camry) 

This is just an unfair name because it’s giving “Segun GTBank” caller ID vibes, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the car.


Evil spirit (Honda Accord 2011/2012)

Nigerians got this one right. A car can’t look this sexy without a sprinkle of ogbanje. Such a befitting name, if we’re being honest.

End of discussion (Honda Accord 2003/2005)

This was the first car version of “drops mic”. Maybe it’s old-fashioned now, but you’d turn heads if you drove this to a party back in the days.

Discussion continues (Honda Accord 2006 – 2010)

The end-of-discussion vehicle realised it still had much more to say. So Nigerians had to invent “Discussion continues”.

Ijapa (Volkswagen Type 1)

Not only does this bad boy look like a tortoise, it moves like one too. We don’t need to say much more. It’s hard to believe this car made you a baller once upon a time in Nigeria.

Pencil (Toyota Camry 1999)

You’d think this car got its name from its shape. Nope. It’s the headlights. Apparently, the car was launched at a time when people were obsessed with headlights.

Muscle (Toyota Camry 2007)

This is what you get when Pencil puts on some weight (or “goes to the gym”). Nigerians saw the result and christened it “Camry Muscle”. Such creativity!

Regular (The 1980 Mercedes Benz 200)

The name is a little misleading with this one. Not only is this car giving October 1st, 1960, but you were a baller if you owned it back in the 80’s too. It was the ultimate status symbol.

“Pijoh” — pronounced pee-joe (Peugeot Pick-up)

This vehicle would carry Nigeria’s problems if you allow it.

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