Have you heard the word ‘sipangwingwi’? Do you know what it means and where it came from? Today you will know the real origin of the word which is currently being used by almost every Kenyan.picture courtesy
It is a word that most of us woke up one day and it was everywhere. To many, it feels like a tongue twister so many have not even tried to figure it out. It is the name of a song and at the same time, something you tell someone who is deep in your personal business.
But why is everyone now saying ‘Sipangwingwi’ and what does the word actually mean?The song basically means “I cannot be finessed,” which means, the singer is opposed to being taken for a fool.
“Maisha ni yangu, we shughulika na yako, napenda za kwangu we shughulika na kwako…sipangwingwi”
“This life is mine, you concentrate on yours, I like what’s mine, mind your own, I cannot be finessed…” he raps.
The song goes on to say that if a woman gives unreasonable qualities, she is looking in a man, then she should look for a sponsor.
"Unataka mtu simple, humble, rich young ndio upeane number, unataka mtu mdark, mlight mtall, beb tafuta wababaz."
However, Kenyans on Twitter have taken the term and used it to refer to many other situations such as when politicians give promises and do not fulfill them.
The Deputy president is now one of the many Kenyans using the word because he is a self-proclaimed ‘hustler’ and will look hip and young among the youth.
“Vile Wakenya wamesema hawapangwingwi na mimi nataka niwaambie, mimi kama hustler sipangwingwi, wao wanaweza kupangwa na deep state, wapangwe na system lakini sisi hatupangwingwi.”
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