Yoh, sheng’ has evolved, and new words appear every day. We have to embrace the language because it’s the current way to go. As new music emerges, so does new slang. In 2021, we have “Uliza Morio Hukudinya,” which means ask the one who you spend good times with, and “Ambia Morio Hukudinya,” which means tell the one who you spend good times with. These are the two popular slang terms to emerge.
“Morio” means a man, a person, or a son. It is derived from the Kikuyu language, where “morio” is someone’s son… like they can say “Murio wa Kamau” which means the son of Kamau. “Hukudinya” has different meanings depending on the context used. Morio Hukudinya means the person with whom you spend your good times in this context.
Uliza or Ambia Morio hukudinya was popularized on April 14, 2021, by a Kenyan Twitter user, and it has been going viral both on social media and even day to day in the streets of Nairobi. Although some people who feel attacked consider its use to be vulgar, most take it as just common comedy and sarcasm.
Many artists are hitting the studio to embrace the new norm “The Hype” that comes with the word “Morio Hukudinya”. It’s not a surprise it goes viral.