“I got the new ‘Ghetto University’ album by Runtown
“It’s just 90 bucks (45 cents). But my brother, I no go lie; all this new technology is making business harder. People prefer other forms like their phones. But thank God, I have a gift of convincing them about the value of what I sell.”
Lexicon Analysis: “I no go lie.” translates to “To be honest”. It is translated from Nigerian Creole (also known as W. African Pidgin or Guinea Coast Creole)- spoken by roughly 300m people today.
It is important to note that some of the stories on these series have been translated from different local languages to English. And while the contents are totally original to the individual(s) pictured; some of the wordings and sentence constructions may have been modified for easier comprehension and consumption.
By Obi Odenigbo