Dem dey go remember SanCopha League now! Maybe, Dem dey go chop jollof rais. Translation: the first part, “They are going to remember Sancopha League.” Second part, “They are going to eat jollof rice.” That was an example of one of the most popular African languages which comes by way of West Africa (Westside lol). It’s called West African Pidgin English.

Pidgin English was developed during the era betweenTrans-Atlantic slave trade and colonization of Africa. When the English settlers came into the Western Part of Africa, they obviously spoke English to the Africans. The Africans picked up certain elements of the language and added their own dialects to English. Forming what we call now Pidgin English.

West Africans now use Pidgin to speak to other West Africans from different countries. Just like they did in the past, especially during their transportation as slaves within the ships.

Pidgin English has become ever so popular and important in the Western African Culture. You can hear it displayed in numerous popular African songs and movies.

An additional form of pidgin language that was formed during the era of slavery is the Haitian language called Creole.
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