The origin of the pop culture “abi ki n pe Rexxie”

The most recent trend in the Nigerian popular culture is the phrase “abi ki n pe Rexxie”; this grammatically translates to “perhaps I should call Rexxie” in English Language.

The phrase is used by Afrobeats lovers to contemplate whether or not a help from Rexxie is needed in regards to music making and especially, hit songs. Rexxie himself has used it to boast of his abilities as a beat producer for sometime now on the internet.

Rexxie’s abilities are not in doubt. The music maker’s contribution to Chinko Ekun’s Able Gold and both Naira Marley and Zlatan’s discography is further proof. He is also Grammy certified through his contributions to Burna Boy’s Twice as Tall album.

With the phrase “abi ki n pe Rexxie”, fans have grown more confident in their request to literally speak to Rexxie on a call. The producer also contemplated granting their wish with a plan to get a fan call line to make it feasible.

Of course, the origin of the slang is found on the song Abracadabra which accommodates collaborative inputs from Naira Marley and Skiibii in 2022. On the song, Naira Marley is heard singing the following lines:

Abi kin pe Rexxie,
World bestie
Blue jersey,
I’m not Chelsea
Gunners la wa, no testing
Don’t call me, don’t text me
Dial ’em up, no person
Make person, no chassis
Marley Naira, know person

Sam George Mac is a music journalist known for the reviews of several music albums and songs. He is a singer and songwriter of Afrobeats, Dancehall, Highlife and RnB with the stage name SGM — a graduate of Mass Communication from The West African Union University, Cotonou.

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