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Why Is Lagos Callled 'las Gidi'?

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Eko akete ilu ogbon = Lagos, where only the wise survives.

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LAS GIDI sound's tight good for rymin

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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!!!

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I've never heard that b4

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i have no idea i heard it this yr myself

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amplifyd crew coined the slang LAS GIDI. LISTEN TO THEIR SONG NAIJA UNTIL I DIE FEAT ELDEE. ITS BEEN YEARS NOW AND FOLKS R JUST NOW CATCHING ON TO IT.

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FOR WARRI WEY DEY CALL THIS KAIN TIN XPIRED SLANG I DON DEY HER LASGIDI SINCE 2002, NA VERY OLD SLANG

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I can't even say naeto c popularized it. Gidi has been used for Lagos for quite a while.

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it came from las vegas, gidi just rymed better.

its diaspora guys that coined it so the 'oluwole' orgin is not too farfetched

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Naeto didn't coin it but he no doubt help in popularizing it.

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For some reason I always thought it was French. I think I vaguely recall seeing it in 'France Afrique' Book 2 when I was in secondary school. I may be wrong though

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I think it could be the location of the seat of Govt. Lagos state secretariat is located at agidingbi in Ikeja may be that's where the name coin from.

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back then when i still dey warri, if we can call lagos na Las-Gidi we dey kall am, anybody wan travel kom lagos im go say, " Guy i wan Discharge enter Las-Gidi

i no kno were d word for kom sha, but na warri i for am and na there we dey spik am that year

but rite nw me self i dey Las-gidi

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I think all these slangs about names of places originate from the touts at OLUWOLE in lagos island.

you need to be in there mindst and hear all sort of names they call because their converstaions are always coded.

as somebody noticed these ?

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I was thinkin the same thing.

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Some people have called it Las Gidi[i]s[/i] (with an 's') because it's a city of gidi-gidi (which i think translates as 'hustling').

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Dunno. Probably just a pet name, you know like "LA with a G O S" - La (Los) gos (gidi).

Somebody help me out nah?

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Naeto C certainly did not coin Las Gidi.

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