- Scopatumana, a term which became popular in Ghana after it was used by Patapaa in a song has found its way into dictionary.com
- The website has attributed the origin of the word to Patapaa, who is well-known for couching catchy terms in his songs
- The world’s leading digital dictionary posted a link that explains the word with the caption: “It resembles expressions in Hawaiian, Malay, and Indonesian, but what about in Ghana, where it’s from?”
Swedru-based afrobeats artiste Patapa’s Scopatomana has found its way into dictionary.com.
The singer continues to gain relevance and make a name for himself following the release if the popular song One Corner.
The term Scopatomana became popular in Ghana after Patapaa used it in a rap line when he was featured by Kawula Biov in the song Daavi Ne Ba.
Interestingly, the word has now found its way into the world’s leading digital dictionary, dictionary.com.
A post of their official Twitter page attributed the word to Patapaa, adding the word resembles expressions in Hawaiian, Malay, and Indonesian.
“It resembles expressions in Hawaiian, Malay, and Indonesian, but what about in Ghana, where it’s from?”
“Sco pa tu mana is a nonsense phrase made popular by a rap by the Ghanaian musician Patapaa. The phrase inspired the Skopatumana Challenge, where people post videos of themselves rapping Patapaa’s lyrics,” the tweet read.
Patapaa has had an eventful last two years, with his popular song One Corner making waves across the country.
Recently, he was named among the list of artistes who would be represented Ghana at this year’s Ghana Meets Naija concert.
His One Corner song was also nominated for the Most Popular Song of The Year category at the 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), although he did not win.
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