Ckay, the international Afrobeats superstar and Nigeria based artist is among the best cultural ambassador for Nigeria. Ckay used his native Igbo language to compose and sing. His enduring Nigerian accent has not been suppress with foreign accent. One thing common among Nigerian Afrobeats artists are their unbridle and unapologetic stand for anything Nigeria and Africa. They infuse local languages and slangs in their African melodic sounds. Thanks to Burna Boy, Wizkid, Flavour, Ckay and others, the entire world, beyond the shores of Africa are now vibing in Yoruba, Igbo, Ijaw and Nigerian languages as they sing to their songs and dance to their beats.
“Fortunately, Nigerian star Ckay is more than willing to help his growing US audience learn his favorite Igbo phrases. He recently stopped by the Uproxx Studios in LA to help give us a “Pidgin English for Dummies” lesson on TikTok with the help of Uproxx’s own Cherise Johnson. Check out the video below, where Ckay explains “nwantiti” — as in, his hit song “Love Nwantiti” — “mezebu,” and “wahala.” He even shows us how to use them in a sentence, mixing English and Igbo for some useful phrases that can help unlock the infectious grooves of Afropop with a little more context for those of us who didn’t grow up on jollof and moi moi.”