"Come to an all-night prayer vigil to welcome the ember months," read a text from my mother."The Oxford lexicographers have updated the dictionary with 29 Nigerian words, recognising the "unique and distinctive contribution to English as a global language" of Africa's most populous country...
It was an August ritual she had reminded me about severally.
"I have something to do next tomorrow," I texted back from the barbing salon.
"You sef," came her instant reply, half-irritated, half-rebuking.
The OED's move has divided opinion in the former British colony of 200 million people, who between them speak more than 250 languages..."
Details about the controversy at the BBC.