Kushɛ is how we say Hello in Krio. Every room deserves to be adorned with a special greeting.
Was yu an, Dɔti Kolombo! which translates to Wash your hands, Dirty Columbo! The phrase Dɔti Kolombo is used by witty Sierra Leoneans to describe someone who appears unkempt much like the American detective Columbo in his rumpled raincoat.
Mama na wan, tu nɔ de! which translates to You have one mother, you can't have two.
Kukri Kichin is Krio for Cookery Kitchen. Kukri is what we call street food in Sierra Leone.
Santa Sle Kwin translates to Santa's Sleigh Queen, a cheeky Christmas greeting.
Ho! Ho! Ho! Duya pas di poyo translates to Please pass the palmwine to symbolise the drinking and merriment of the festive season.
Layt Dɔn Kam which literally means Light Has Come is the sound of jubilation heard from every Sierra Leonean at some point in their life when graced with pleasure of something as basic as electricity.