Hello Ndi Nkem!!! Happy new month. One of my readers chastized me that I didn’t welcome us into the new month in my last post. Biko I am very sorry. Accept my sincerest apologies. Today is Beyoncé’s birthday. Woooooooo!!!!! Yes, I am a Beyhive member. The queen is 39 years old today. Happy birthday to her.
On to the matter of the day. For anyone who doesn’t know, I am an Igbo girl. I love our language and certain aspects of our culture a lot; one of which is how we express love. When a guy is toasting me in Igbo, the vibe is much different than in English. Whoever said French is the language of love has never heard an Igbo guy toast a babe lol! That being said, if you are looking to toast a bonafide Igbo girl like me, here are some sweet names you can use to scatter her defenses.
- Asampete/ Asa– Beautiful woman.
- Mma– Beauty
- Enenebe eje olu– Looking at you makes me forget about work. This means she is stunning.
- Achalugo– royal and regal woman. Think about how majestic an eagle is.
- Ugbebe oyibo– foreign mirror. References how rare and expensive you are.
- Nne’m– my mummy. Igbo men love their mothers and really like calling their babes ‘mummy’. I personally don’t like it, but if that is your spec, go ahead!
- Nwanyi oma– good woman
- Akwa Ugo– precious eagle egg. You are rare and precious to me.
- Nke’m– my own.
- Ego Oyibo– foreign currency. Pounds and dollars baby.
- Udara mmicha– a sweet fruit I want to suck. Udara or African star apple is a seasonal fruit found in Nigeria. Me I don’t like it sha, but many people do. The Yorubas call it agbalumo.
- Olu gbajie– Necks are breaking trying to look at you.
- Ifunanya’ m– the only one I see with my eyes. My love
- Oriaku/Odozie aku– the eater of my money/ the caretaker of my money. Yes, please bring your money let me chop it.
- Ola’ m– my diamond.
As you can see, we Igbos are very descriptive in our expression of love. We reference nature a lot because that is what we have. We like money a lot and we use it in how we express love. Oya people, what other special names am I missing? Is there an Igbo pet name you use for your significant other? If so, please share in the comments. I look forward to reading them. Also don’t forget to check out my writing service. Till next time. Bye!
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Its really hard to love you right now when all you cause us is pain. I just want an Independence day where I can celebrate you with the gusto that those without a green passport do.
It also allows me to take stock of what I have, and to use up items that would go bad soon…By planning this way, I can adequately space out how often I am cooking that week.
As you can see, we Igbo women love to compliment our men with references to their ability. We look at their physique, their pocket, and their strength.