Ghanaians might not have greeted Patapaa’s ‘scopatomana’ rap verse with much regard. However, the word has earned Patapaa some international stance.
‘Scopatumana’ became popular in Ghana after Patapaa used it in a viral song by Kawula Biov (Daavi Ne Ba) on which he featured on. And the wohas found its way into dictionary.com.
Making the announcement on their official Twitter handle; the world’s leading digital dictionary posted a link that explained the word Scopatomana. It reads; “It resembles expressions in Hawaiian, Malay, and Indonesian, but what about in Ghana, where it’s from?”
The website further attributed the origin of the word to Patapaa, who is very popular in Ghana, especially because of his catchy terms in his songs.
“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,” it reads.
Patapaa rose to fame worldwide after his ‘One Corner’ song went viral, a song he performed in 2017 at Agona Swedru Akwambo Festival in Ghana.