Pioneer of the slang ‘stew’; Freedom Atsepoyi, popularly known as Mr Jollof, says he has gained more fan base after Wizkid used the slang as the mantra for his new hit, “Fever”
The comedian, 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.
Mr Jollof, “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.”