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No it means "coconut" in Creole. My bf and I just figured thats where it comes from because its insignificant in Igbo (Hes Igbo). I thought it had to do with the famous Kokoye Beach in Haiti, but sugabanana says nay, so Im guessing it has a Yoruba meaning.
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Originally posted by CherryBlossom CherryBlossom wrote:

I'm pretty sure akata is some kind of wild cat or dog.

suga, have you heard "oloju fitin fitin" to describe 'Orientals?' as wellDead

Not the most pc terms but Naija's mean no harmLOL





CHERRRY YOU ARE MY MOTHERRRRRRR She used to say that all the time to me cos I got slanted eyes!!!!! I just fell out my chair!!!!!
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Originally posted by sugabanana sugabanana wrote:

Sooooo Am i the only one whose mother used thread in their hair when they were younger??? I see no reference in this whole thread. She used to bend it to make it look like a spider leg.Dead

FTR I HATED THOSE THREAD STYLES. akata's and kokoye's made fun of me when I was younger and called me spider head.Cry

lmao girl... i despised that ish

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Originally posted by sugabanana sugabanana wrote:

My dad told me it was a bird in Nigeria that talked alot and that latinos sound like the bird when they talk... I can't remember where the word akata comes from.


comes from Ghana it meant goat.
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Lol, chale this thread is funny, can somebody post music by flavor, meiway, kofi olomide, sarkodie, r2bees and soweto gospel choir?
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Originally posted by Oladunni Oladunni wrote:

Originally posted by sugabanana sugabanana wrote:

Sooooo Am i the only one whose mother used thread in their hair when they were younger??? I see no reference in this whole thread. She used to bend it to make it look like a spider leg.Dead

FTR I HATED THOSE THREAD STYLES. akata's and kokoye's made fun of me when I was younger and called me spider head.Cry

lmao girl... i despised that ish

I've seen this before with former in-laws. I think some naturals use this as a stretching method too, no?
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Ooooh sweetheart it does o

Akata cotton picker black American

It may not be the literal meaning, but that's def the bastardized meaning
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Originally posted by Oladunni Oladunni wrote:

Originally posted by sugabanana sugabanana wrote:

Sooooo Am i the only one whose mother used thread in their hair when they were younger??? I see no reference in this whole thread. She used to bend it to make it look like a spider leg.Dead

FTR I HATED THOSE THREAD STYLES. akata's and kokoye's made fun of me when I was younger and called me spider head.Cry

lmao girl... i despised that ish




YEEEEEES! Kids in school would grab it and pretend I'm a tv or a radio trying to adjust "my antennas." Dead They were so ugly.

But look at me now, after all these years, I now do african threading to stretch my hair.
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Originally posted by CherryBlossom CherryBlossom wrote:

Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

Cotton picker
Lol how did I miss this?

It doesn't mean cotton picker!!LOL it means a cat/or jackal that doesn't live at home...because AA are essentially Africans who don't live "at home"...it's not derogatory.


it is derogatory, cherryLOL, but I use it interchangeably sometimes, It means that they are "moomoo"= simple, like a goat/foolish. I heard it was originally from Ghana though but I could I could be wrong,
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