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13 Places With Funny Names In Nigeria. Add Yours



For me, one city in which you’ll find the most weird names of places in Nigeria is Abeokuta. I am always puzzled anytime I visit that place. I couldn’t help it when I heard a bus stop called Iyana Mortuary (Road To Mortuary). Who would even get down at Iyana Mortuary especially at night..

Let’s quickly take a look at places with weird and funny names in Nigeria. These are the ones I know so don’t forget to add yours.

  1. Alalubosa (Ibadan): Someone that sells onions
  2. Odongunyan (Ikorodu): Mortar is pounding yam
  3. Adigbe (Abeokuta): Someone that blocks faeces
  4. Tabon-Tabon (Agege): Shoot gun – Shoot gun
  5. Oniparaga (Ondo): Alcoholic herbal mixture seller
  6. Ogijo (Ogun State): Burnt pap
  7. Killer (Ejigbo, Lagos): As the name implies
  8. Kukuruku (Edo): You won’t even need an alarm clock to wake you up
  9. Ogolonto (Ikorodu): What does that even mean?
  10. Oshokoshoko (Kogi)
  11. Ojuelegba (Lagos): The eye of the owner of the cane
  12. Okokomaiko (Lagos)
  13. Nyanya (Abuja Suburb in Nasarawa): Just imagine how people spoil their mouth when pronouncing the name.

If you want to look for trouble now, just propose a name change to any of these communities. They will take their time to school you about their heritage with vexation. Which of these names do you dread the most?

There are still many more names so don’t forget to add yours in the comment section.

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  1. Walepsalm

    March 1, 2018 at 17:54

    Very funny street names!
    The most dreaded one to me is Mortuary juncture; wetin I wan go do there (smile).
    There’s a street called “Mosafunwoto” in Ibadan (meaning I’ve avoided them enough).
    Also “Idi-arere” meaning Arere’s buttocks/bum bum


      March 1, 2018 at 20:05

      Na Ibadan get am for Idi ooo; Idi Mangoro, Idi Ose, Idi Ope, Idi Oya, Idi Ikan, Idi Odo, Idi Osan, Idi Ishin, Idi Ape, Idi Molly e.t.c

      Ibadan is also home to Oke (Hills); Oke Ado, Oke Bola, Oke Sapati (Sheperd), Oke Koto, Oke Are, Oke Mokola, e.t.c

      Then we get am for Orita (Junction); Orita Meji, Orita Meta, Orita Merin, Orita Marun, Orita Mefa, Orita UI, Orita Aperin, Orita Challenge e.t.c

      Then you hear namea like Odo Dandaruu (a corruption of the river “down the road”). The story was that a colonial officer told one Ibadan man to go and do something by that river down the road. The man not knowing the meaning of down the road thought the white man just named the river and he went about telling people that the name of the river is Dandaruu 😁😂😂😃 in fact, Ib get name pass anything.

      • AutoJosh

        March 1, 2018 at 21:29

        Lol. You have used laugh to finish me o. No Orita Mewa? 😁😂😂😃

    • AutoJosh

      March 1, 2018 at 21:32

      😁😂😂😃 Who is pursuing them that they are avoiding?

  2. Ekunit

    March 2, 2018 at 18:15

    There is Eleweeran (animal leaves selller)in Abeokuta but it’s actually the state police headquarter. And there is Adatan (cutlass has finished)

    • AutoJosh

      March 3, 2018 at 06:23

      😂 Who is in need of the cutlass that has finished? 😂

  3. Dapson

    March 3, 2018 at 06:41

    What of Sapaade along Lagos Ibadan Express way…meaning let’s meet there.

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