A prostitute With over 250 dialects spoken in Nigeria, there has been an influx of a variety of native words in daily Nigerian Pidgin Languages. With Yoruba being one of the 3 major languages spoken, numerous Yoruba words have been adopted into Nigerian Pidgin. “Asewo” is one of those words and it used by teenagers, but mostly by adults when condoning a particular type or dressing or gesture. A mother can say, “You’re not walking out of the house dressed like that, you look like an asewo.”
“You can’t go to the party like that, you’re dressed like an asewo!"
Etymology : Derived from Yoruba, a language spoken in western Nigeria.
Source : A friend
Last modified: 10 June 2008