Nigeria’s official language is English and it is very popular in the urban communities than it is in the rural areas. There is another language which very popular in Nigeria and it is Pidgin English. This is the language of the street and is spoken mostly in south south region than in any other place. It is a mixture of English with words from local languages and some made-up words.It is a means of daily communication among many Nigerians, mostly the uneducated. Most uneducated Nigerians cannot communicate properly in English language but would do well in pidgin.
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Even in formal settings, Pidgin is a popular medium of communication between friends and colleagues and because of its popularity, some have suggested that it should be one of Nigeria’s official languages.
In no particular order, these are some of the cities in Nigeria where Pidgin is spoken the most.
Like they say, “Warri no dey carry last”. When it comes to Pidgin English, Warri is like the headquarters. The way they speak the Pidgin is quite different from others. It has some kind of street swag and the slangs might be hard to comprehend.