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Nigerian man abroad causes buzz as he replies with ‘Idan’ after Oyinbo lecturer told him to form group name

Nigerian student leaves Oyinbo lecturer stuns with “Idan” group name

A Nigerian man, Psalms Udoye Abum, studying abroad, caused an uproar in his classroom when his Oyinbo lecturer asked him to come up with a group name and motto, to which he replied with ‘Idan.

The video, initially posted on TikTok, showcases the young Nigerian man’s witty response, leaving the lecturer both perplexed and impressed.

The moment that sparked the laughter and amazement occurred when the lecturer asked for a group name and motto for a class project.

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Without hesitation, Psalms proposed ‘Idan’ as the group name.

The lecturer, unfamiliar with the term, showed a hint of confusion before Psalms added the motto, “Let the poor breathe.”

It was the motto that left the lecturer stunned. As he grasped the meaning behind the phrase, he exclaimed a heartfelt ‘wow,’ clearly impressed by the witty and humorous choice.

Idan is a trending Nigerian street slang that connotes supernatural, exceptional, wonder, glamorous and fascinating.

Tribune Online explained that it is a Yoruba word meaning “magic” or “charming”.

Social media platforms were flooded with reactions from Nigerians who found the video both hilarious and heartwarming.
Netizens Reactions..

@HavilahIfunanya said; “You’re doing well, see how serious all of them are sounding ,na you be the real idan.”

@Duru Emmanuel said; “You have represented the kinsmen well… we’re sending you jollof and a beautiful black woman to keep you going.”

@BERRY said; “Norms let the poor breath wey we dey use catch cruise go deep if you reason am one or two.”

@urennatenderlyuzo said; “Lecturer even talk wow!!!. I dun laugh go jam 2023 Benz.”

@Mighty said; “I definitely follow because of this… the lecture be like wow the words deep.”

@Taemi_tee said; “I remember one time in class, they told us to form our own type of phobia, we said sapaphobia, they really liked it.”

@Next of Kins $$ said; “Who send IDAN go school IDAN no Dey school na school the school IDAN.”....CONTINUE.FULL.READING>>>

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