Dictionary.com, the world’s leading digital dictionary has announced the inclusion of the word ‘Scopatumana’ invented by Ghanaian musician Justice Amoah known professionally as Patapaa Amisty.
‘Scopatumana’ term was introduced by Patapaa in a song by Kawula Biov dubbed ‘Daavi Ne Ba’ on which he featured.
Due to how funny it sounded, the term became popular and birthed a challenge which seized the trending spots on all social media platforms for some weeks.
Announcing the addition of ‘Scopatumana’ to their website via micro-blogging software platform Twitter, Dictionary.com shared a link that explains the word accompanied with the caption “It resembles expressions in Hawaiian, Malay, and Indonesian, but what about in Ghana, where it’s from?”
The website further attributes the origin of the word to Patapaa, who is well-known for couching catchy terms in his songs.
Per the dictionary, “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,”