riddle me that
i dont know the origin of the word, but its been around for a while, dat i know. i didnt even know Naeto-C sang anything close to it.
Las-Gidi, Lag, Eko, all na the same.
People just coin stuff out of ingenuity and when it sounds good enough to the next ear, it spreads by word of mouth, just like Yankee, Jand, JD, JJC, FFO, Aproko, Efiwe, Efiko, the list is endless.
i have even coined a few slangs myself and they became popular in my little society, i.e. hostel, home and place of work respectively
What trips me the most, is when people in various parts of Lagos State say they are going to Eko/Lagos. First time i heard it , i did a double-take, asking "so if you are going to Eko, where the heck are we?" That was before i knew Eko meant Eko-Idumota mega-market and its environs, where you can get any and everythin at the cheapest possible wholesale price.
Eko o ni baje o, o baje ti!!!