Whether you are active on social media or not, you should have seen the word ‘Stew’ making rounds by now.
You’re probably wondering where this trending slang came from. Guys, we have Wizkid to blame for this! He started off tweeting about soon coming ‘stew‘ earlier this month. And in this case, his tweet was all about his first 2018 singles “Fever” and “Master Groove” .
Friday!! New stew
— Wizkid (@wizkidayo) October 9, 2018
Next, he tweeted this in the days leading up to the video release for “Fever” and he sure did serve up some Peppery stew.
Fever Video! Monday Stew
— Wizkid (@wizkidayo) October 11, 2018
Now with Nigerians, it is pretty easy to get everyone talking about something especially if it’s from a celebrity as big as Wizkid or Tiwa Savage. Tiwa Savage’s cameo in the Fever video with Wizkid was the moment that finally made everyone catch up on to Wizkid’s slang.
Seeing how the video already has over 2 million Youtube views, it’s no surprise that people have also jumped on the trend. And now, stew can be translated to mean so many things that we can’t even keep track anymore. You know how Yoruba people like their food hot and spicy, Stew, in this case can be used when something is as cool and spicy as Yoruba stew.
Now, everyone on social media including celebrities have a stew situation going on. Whether it is music related, selfie-related, event-related, everyone and everywhere is spicy and hot! Here are a few times people used the viral slang.
Cooking some NEW MUSIC in the Cuppy Citchen EVERTHING STEW! #ToCuppyThisTune
— Cuppy (@cuppymusic) October 25, 2018
It’s #TECNOatLFW2018 and there is no where else to be except at our booth right now. Can you see some of your favorite celebrities? From picture 1-4 who has the best Stew? #HLFW18 #LagosFashionWeek pic.twitter.com/Km9HHS0gOU
— TECNO Mobile Nigeria (@TECNOMobileNG) October 25, 2018
Everywhere stew…. 11win still counting https://t.co/bPOQvRmn1X
— Pethra_petite (@OPethra) October 25, 2018
I don’t know when the Stew will get ready ooh pic.twitter.com/DIYqrS1ZK2
— As’sideeq(D’truth) (@akube_ebuka) October 25, 2018
I boil YAM …. I dey find #STEW
— #OHMYGOSH (@yemialadee) October 25, 2018
Lizzyjay finally snapped,her full meaning of STEW….maddddd
“Sisi Tiwa Enjoys Wizkidi”
“Should Teebillz Enter Water”
“Secure Teebillz Every Where”
“Sister Tiwa Ehnehn Wizkidi”
“So Teebillz Effort Wasted”
— Ayobami (@Heylade) October 25, 2018
EOur Yoruba people are winning o! We’ve had “Pepper them gang”, now stew, who else is wondering what the next viral pepper related slang would be? No wonder our brother in China won the spicy food contest.
What are your thoughts on this slang? Some people are of the opinion that it is pretty razz. Are you on this bandwagon? Share with us in the comment section.
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