“How e dey be” – Overview of the popular Port-Harcourt street slang

Haven been renowned for it’s ever growing street presence, the city of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria remains unrivaled for it’s Street Culture.

Today on Street Culture, we bring to you the popular slang used by city dwellers… “How e dey be”?

“How e dey be”? is a question that means “What’s happening?” “How are you doing?” “What’s your opinion?” As in, “We wan buy bolรฉ… How e dey be?” It is used by all city dwellers from the street to the markets, by students of higher schooling and adults alike.

How e dey be?” as used by many pidgin english speakers from around Nigeria and abroad clearly is Port-Harcourt original, it is a style that has come to be embraced by many.

There is no one single response to it as it depends on one’s feeling at the moment.

So when you are in PH City, don’t hesitate to ask a friend… “How e dey be?”

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