Trending sheng words

More than 75% of the Kenyan population is below the age of 35, and most of them speak Sheng.

So in one way or the other, you have to learn at least basic Sheng if you want to appeal to this demographic.

How do I go about it?

We've got you.

The beauty and, to some, the downside of the Sheng language is that it is constantly evolving.

Thanks to the hard work of the Sheng lovers, who add tens of new words daily, we have the latest and most popular words of 2024 and their meanings.

Trending Sheng words and their meaning

Below is a list of 50 trending and most searched-for sheng words and their meaning:

Sheng WordMeaning
Kudada deki

A curse word with no grammatical meaning, usually used in place of the more explicit k*m*m*make or jikute

Kuramba

To steal

Nginyo

porn

Aluta

To feel good. Mostly after taking weed.

Bazu

Someone who commands respect or a boss.

Mbogi genje

Derived from two sheng words. Mbogi (which means group or crew) and genje which means trouble.

Used to mean a badass crew/group. A crew that means business and is ready to bring trouble.

 

Pedi

Drug distributor

Unangam

Always used as a question to mean do you know or understand?

Nyongi

Weed

Brejin

Brother

Baroda

Money. Derived from a name of a bank called Bank of Baroda

Luku

Dress smart

Dwanzi

Stupid person

Riswa

It is used to show shock and disbelief.

Arosto

Crave for cigarette or drugs

Njwang'a

Dick

Taliban

To be strong, focused and unshakable in a tough situation

Mlami

White person.

Mayolo

foreign land

 

Kutundura

to confuse

Moshatha

Upcountry 

Fyat

Abnormal person

Ng'am

Know

Nditni

Inside 

Warena

Fire

Kumedi

To meditate.

Mambaru

police or detectives especially from DCI. (Department of criminal investigations)

Wanjapi.

Photo.

Mbwegze

two

Gwangi

Thug

RizlaLighter
Chuom

Hide

Mashiro

Menses

Chums

Money

Fwaka

Cigarette, tobacco

Nyoso

easy

NgeseNgese Means Gay
Sanse

Police officer

Sponyo

Sponsor

Chaji

Friend.

Uwaganis

Nonsense

RiambezGirl
Mtiaji

snitch

Bugde

To go

Bie

Good

Sankaro city

Nairobi city

Bukla

Club; an entertainment venue that is open from the evening until early morning, having facilities such as a bar and disco or other entertainment.

Ndenga

Gun

Mristi

Buyer

Mkuu

A leader

Mbosho

Pocket

Vako

Lie

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