Gbàgbé òṣì is a slang and also an Expression in Yorùbá language. The expression, Gbàgbé òṣì is used commonly in the lyrics of several Yoruba afro-beat hip-hop songs to say, “Forget nonsense”.
Sometimes, people misspell Gbàgbé òṣì as Gbàgbé oshi. Gbàgbé oshi is very wrong. It is òṣì not “oshi”.
The meaning of Gbàgbé òṣì is, “Forget nonsense”.
Gbàgbé means Forget,
Òṣì means Nonsense.
Pronunciation of Gbàgbé òṣì: gbah-gbay-oh-shee
The intonation marks/tonal marks placed on the vowels in the expression means that the Expression has rise and fall tunes. You need to understand tonal marks in order to know how to pronounce the Yoruba words the way they should sound.
1. Gbàgbé òṣì! Kí ló ǹ ṣe ẹ́?
Meaning: Forget nonsense! What is wrong with you?