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What is the meaning of Sapa in pidgin?


Sapa is a slang that has been trending lately in Nigeria. Sapa is a word used to describe a state of brokenness and extreme poverty, especially after extravagant spending.

We can also say that Sapa is a mild way of saying a person is suffering from lack of money and we can also call it a Spirit of poverty that targets you all the time lolz 😂.

A lot of Nigerians are using the word to catch cruise but many do not really know the meaning of the word, Sapa.” Surprisingly, we found its definition in the Urban dictionary:

“a term used in Nigeria Pidgin English to describe a state of being extremely broke or poor, usually after spending extravagantly. Its synonym is called “Owu”.


Without a doubt, the word ‘SAPA’ has been the most used word on social media lately, some even use it to sing.Omo sapa dey‘ ‘I get sapa‘ ‘Sapa dey my house‘ and so on with the word ‘Sapa‘ been the subject has been what people have been saying, shey this Sapa na human being or virus ni?

SHORT STORY: I haven’t been seeing a friend of mine online and in school lately so I decided to text him and ask what’s going on, he replied saying ‘omo na Sapa oo’.

Meaning of Sapa



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