Pix Stories from the Motherland: I no mind to dey Waka

“Everything you see is hand-made. I make most of it and buy a few. The beads, the wallets, the necklace are all good quality. Sometimes I wish I had a shop. Maybe I can afford it. I don’t know. I have never really checked.

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“But honestly, I no mind to dey waka about. Na better way to dey advertise my business. And I save the money I would have paid for rent.”

 

Lexicon Analysis:  “I no mind to dey waka about. Na better way to dey advertise my business” translates to “I don’t mind walking around. It’s a great way to advertise my business”.  This is translated from Nigerian Creole (also known as W. African Pidgin or Guinea Coast Creole). It is 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.

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