Oil Dey My Head: Meaning of Nigerian popular slangs – oil dey your head


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Oil Dey My Head: Meaning of Nigerian popular slangs – oil dey your head

Oil dey my head is one of those Nigerian Slangs that is used on our day to day activities especially by the street hustlers. Oil dey my head has been in existence although it was later popularized by Phyno.

This is just one good thing about music and word fomulation. There are lots of words in the english dictionary that came to be because one artist or the order may have used it somewhere in their music.

It is not strange for the new Nigerian slangs to be modelled by our musicians. We could only pinpoint the inclusion of this word in the music of Phyno Penthouse entertainment boss.

Phyno has so many slangs he infuse in his music and notably this one Oil dey my head may have much of a controversial denotative meaning attatched to it. We can’t talk about that but the connotative meaning is what we want to deal with here.

The meaning of Oil Dey My Head as it is used in the context of our day to day hustle.

Like I said above, this word is one of Nigerian street slangs populazed by Ezege crooner Phyno fino. We get to hear this in everyday conversation in Nigeria but lets look through below lyrics of Phyno Oil Dey my Head to know if we can extract some meaning in the context of the song and after that we will give the root meaning of Oil Dey my head by Phyno. We may consider leaving you with the music itself where it was exclusively used through the bars of his lyrical punchline.

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Phyno Lyrics
“OIL”

Pent Hauze
Soularge
Eleh
Seh seh seh seh
Otua

See, I just want to secure the kpa
Secure the bag o
Enjoy my life o
Maka owu di bad o
Mmesie fute the cash o
O fuowa tonight o
Nwa nkuba
Cause nobody can tell me nothing o

Oil dey my head o
Ah oh ah
E dey my head o eh
Imakwa na oil dey my head o
Ah oh ah
E dey my head o eh
Ifugonu balling is a habit o (Ewo)
E dey my head o eh
Amarachukwu dey my life o
Ahh ahh ah ahh
E dey my head o eh
Eh seh ewo

Ezege di gentle o
Onukugwo forever I’m thankful o
Imana every hustler kwesi lasha oil o
I want to count this paper kam na gu novel o

Amarachukwu du m gawa eh
Na nge nu nnamu eh
Onye chi yele ego shuwa their balance wa eh
Abobi gbawa mbo o
Tomorrow gbalu ngo o
Onye chi melu Eze
Nwannem si ya chiba eh

So I give God glory, Okaka o
How you change my life them no fit understand
Now afia m na asu nu, no be contraband
From nothing to something, you make me number one

See, I just want to secure the kpa
Secure the bag o
Enjoy my life o
Maka owu di bad o
Mmesie fute the cash o
O fuowa tonight o
Nwa nkuba
Cause nobody can tell me nothing o

Oil dey my head o
Ah oh ah
E dey my head o eh
Imakwa na oil dey my head o
Ah oh ah, daily4mative.com
E dey my head o eh
Ifugonu balling is a habit o (Ewo)
E dey my head o eh
Amarachukwu dey my life o
Ahh ahh ah ahh
E dey my head o eh
Eh seh ewo

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I dey pray for grace o
I dey pull my weight o
Mmanu Chineke telum, no one go fit disgrace o
I dey run my race o
No time to hate o
Ngwa buliem elu kam kubanu [?]
Nwa malu mma bia ka anyi riwe ndu
Ka anyi riwe elele
Nwa bia ka anyi [?]
Cause if I no get money, mma za kwa call o
[?]

Amarachukwu du m gawa eh
Na nge nu nnamu eh
Onye chi yele ego shuwa their balance wa eh
Abobi gbawa mbo o
Tomorrow gbalu ngo o
Onye chi melu Eze
Nwannem si ya chiba eh

So I give God glory, Okaka o
How you change my life them no fit understand
Now afia m na asu nu, no be contraband
From nothing to something, you make me number one

See, I just want to secure the kpa
Secure the bag o
Enjoy my life o
Maka owu di bad o
Mmesie fute the cash o
O fuowa tonight o
Nwa nkuba
Cause nobody can tell me nothing o

Oil dey my head o
Ah oh ah
E dey my head o eh
Imakwa na oil dey my head o
Ah oh ah, daily4mative.com
E dey my head o eh
Ifugonu balling is a habit o (Ewo)
E dey my head o eh
Amarachukwu dey my life o
Ahh ahh ah ahh
E dey my head o eh
Eh ewo

Oil dey my head
Iye iye iye iye
E dey my head o
Iye iye iye iye
Oil dey my head
Iye iye iye iye
E dey my head o
Iye iye iye iye
Xtraordinaire

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Now, having gone through the lyrics we understand from the way Phyno employed this word. Phyno stands to say that he has a good brain and reasoning on the real street level hustling. He further thanks God for making it work for him wherein his business is moving well.

For instance, we know all that Phyno has been giving us is hit upon hit and only that singular action has much to say how gifted and talented with good Brain the singer is.

Coming to our day to day usage to the word Oil dey my head it can mean different things to different people. It can mean how successful one is. It can mean a lot as I said.

Tooxclusive on the other hand explained their own understanding of the Nigerian slang Oil Dey my head saying “Oil” could be likened to grace as it talks about the transformation Phyno‘s life has experienced, the money and sweet things that come his way despite all the challenges he’s faced and thought would consume him. He is thanking God for the grace and privilege he continues to bless him with.

Now let us throw the floor open for more discussion. What do you understand by the slang OIL DEY MY HEAD popularized by Phyno. Lets hear you from daily4mative.com

How do you use the word oil dey my head? Have you used the word Oil dey my head before? Lets hear you below on the comment section. Thanks.

This Post was Last modified on 01/03/2021
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    Go ahead and quote. Thanks