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Shola Ameobi Explained In Pidgin English

8 years ago

This article came up on my news feed on tinternet and I loved the flow of the language, the future of Shola Amebi in ‘Pidgin English’.

A bit like understanding the language (understanding x number of words but not then quite understanding exactly what it’s about) in the article, in the past I’ve sometimes thought in parts I began to understand Shola and what he was all about, only to end up scratching my head and realising I didn’t really know what he was about at all

The article below was aimed at a Nigerian audience but can be enjoyed on different levels, maybe you can piece together the enigma that is, Shola Ameobi.

The West African Pidgin English, which is also called Guinea Coast Creole English, was the language of commerce along the West African coast during the era of the Atlantic slave trade.

Local African traders and British slave merchants developed the language in coastal areas to help with commercial exchanges. However, it quickly spread up river systems into the West African interior due to its value as trade language amongst various tribes.

Ameobi Fit Waka

Supa Eagus strika, Shola Ameobi don dey think how hin go kommot for Newcastle United wen dis season kpai for Yankee.

De Naija man yarn say hin neva sabee how hin future go be with de club becos hin contract go kpafuka dis summer.

“Afta dis summer, I neva know wetin go hapin becos my future for dis club (Newcastle United) neva dey clear.

“But if I go waka for Newcastle United, e go pain me, but wetin I dey think now na to helep dem dis season.”

Birmingham na one of de club for inside England wey don dey knock door as dem wan carry Ameobi enta dia side.

Na for de year 2000 na hin Shola Ameobi tap hin fess game for Newcastle United (de guy na pikin dat time) and na 20 games hin don tap dis season for de club.


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