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The origin and meaning of viral sensation “STEW” 



Viral Sensation: ‘ Stew ’ becomes more than a sauce on lips of NigeriansStew is the latest slang on social media at the moment and it became a viral sensation when Nigerian music star, Wizkid , released his latest hit song titled ‘ Fever ’ , in which he featured Tiwa Savage in the video.

The song video got a lot of Nigerians talking and speculating that the two artistes were dating. Wizkid had used ‘ stew ’ to promote his first 2018 single ‘ Fever ’ , tweeting that ‘ stew ’ was coming soon .

He had also tweeted ‘ Friday! New Stew ’ and ‘ Fever video, Monday stew ’ in the days leading to the release of ‘ Fever ’ video.

Stew slang is generally believed to mean something that is nice , hot and spicy like Yoruba stew .

So after the release of the video, the slang – stew – became more popular . Celebrities like D ’ banj and Don Jazzy have latched onto the trend by using the slang to talk about their songs and activities .

For instance , D’ banj announced his latest song titled ‘ Shake it ’ , featuring Tiwa Savage with the caption : ‘ Bread and Stew plus Ewa goyin for breakfast . ’ In the same vein , Tiwa Savage recently posted a sexy picture of herself with the caption : ‘ Everywhere stew ’ . She later announced her position as the first lady of the Pepper Stew Association .

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However , the person believed to be the pioneer of the slang ‘ stew ’; Freedom Atsepoyi , popularly known as Mr . Jollof , expressed how elated he felt after Wizkid used the slang as the mantra for his new hit .

Speaking to Saturday Beats, the entertainer , who hails from Warri in Delta State, said he felt on top of the world when the slang became a viral sensation . He however noted that he never expected the slang to become very popular as it only started as a joke .

“ It is just a slang that came out of the blues ; I have been using it for a while . When I was growing up , my friends and I planned to form a company . Anytime we had a meeting , we would use the slang to hail ourselves .

“ Stew is a sauce that can be used to eat anything ; it can be eaten with bread , yam and dodo . Stew to me , is a natural resource in Nigeria . Nigeria is the case study ; every state has its own natural resource . If we try to utilise our resources , our country will be better economically . ‘ Everywhere stew ’ means we should restructure the country .

“ Wizkid made the slang popular by using the word to caption the release of his latest hit song. I actually felt like I was on top of the world . In a week , I got about 14 , 000 followers on Instagram . The traffic on my Instagram page increased , ” he said .

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