5 Terms That Have Become Popular Because Of The #EndSARS Protests

October 19, 2020

If you’ve been following the #EndSARS protests online or offline, you’ve definitely come across certain terms or phrases used in social media posts or on protest placards. If you’ve had any trouble understanding what they mean, you’re in luck.

It became a thing when a governor came out to speak to protesters but wasn’t loud enough. After a few seconds of people struggling to hear him, someone in the crowd screamed, “Soro Soke, werey!” which translates to “Speak louder, madman!” And that was how it become the unofficial battle cry of the #EndSARS movement.

Used when someone is appearing to speak or act in contrary to what their true intentions are. This slang became synonymous with the #EndSARS movement when Nigerians refused to keep falling for the lies of politicians.

It’s a slang that means, “We move/dey here”.

21 year old Nigerian protester, Mbache Stephanie, created this now-iconic line when she ranted about how messed up Nigeria is during an interview with Hip TV.

This is exactly how a person with a thick Yoruba accent would say, “Causing traffic, here and there.” I love it so much.

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