Pix Stories from the Motherland: Jangalova

“This is my best ride… No, no it’s not. My best Jangalova is in Shoprite. Mommy says she will take me there on my birthday”

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Lexicon Analysis:  “Jangalova” is a corruption of a nursery rhyme ‘Dangle Over’. It transcribes to ‘Swing’ and is translated from Nigerian Creole (also known as W. African Pidgin or Guinea Coast Creole).

Background info:

Legendary writer Chimamanda Adichie once said, “…the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue; but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story”. 

NoCoolStory is in existence for the purpose of creatively correcting the many unfair and incomplete African stereotypes through the lips of Africans.

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

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