Funny nicknames given to cars in Nigeria
In Nigeria we have some funny unknown people sitting somewhere and doing funny things. Come to think of it, how do they generate these kind of names for cars. See the cars and their funny nickname.
– Toyota Camry 1995: Orobo
At the time the car was made, it was like the biggest car in Camry series so have to nickname it as Orobo, which means “fat” in English language.
– Toyota Camry 1999: Pencil or Millennium
To give car a name “Pencil” is totally a joke, but this name was given to the car base on the appearance of the car and it’s also called Millennium but the car came out at the start of a new Millennium.
– Toyota Camry 2003: Big Daddy
Whenever I hear the name Big Daddy, am like how did they get this name. We don’t know how they brought up this name but the car is still called Big Daddy till now.
– Toyota Camry 2007: Muscle
Base on the appearance of this car, it is big and curvy, maybe it also look like muscle I don’t know but they still call it Muscle till now.
– Honda Accord 2012: Evil spirit or Anaconda
Honda Accord 2012 was given the nickname “Evil spirit” and “Anaconda” because of its thin sleepy-eyed headlight which makes it looks like the eyes of a serpent.
– Honda Accord 1996: Bulldog
I don’t know how they came up about this name but if you look at the front of the car very well you’ll see it somehow looks like Bulldog.
– Toyota Highlander: Carton Wagon
– Honda Accord 2003-2005: End Of Discussion (EOD)
– Honda Accord 2006-2010: Discussion Continues
– Honda Accord 1998: Baby Boy
– Honda Accord 1986: Pure Water
– Volvo 700 series: Coffin
I don’t really know how they came about this name but all I know is that in some rural area in Nigeria, this car is mostly used to carry dead person or coffin, maybe that’s why nicknamed it Coffin.
– Volkswagen Beetle: Ijapa or Tortoise
Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most popular 20th-century cars in Nigeria, almost everyone knows this car. It is named Beetle because it is Beetle-like in shape but Nigerians took it upon themselves to name it Ijapa, which is the Yoruba language for Tortoise.
– Mercedes Benz 190E: Baby Benz
– 1982 Mercedes Benz 200E: V-boot
When you look at the boot, you’ll see that it has a V shape which is why it is named V-boot.