If you are familiar with modern slang, you might have heard of the word ‘slay’ being used in a figurative way. If you say that someone is slaying, it usually means that they are doing a very good job and, if it is a competition, destroying their competitors by being so much better. When it comes to the term ‘slay queen’, one would think that it also has a very positive connotation. After all, saying ‘slay, queen!’ as an exclamation is a form of encouragement. So slay queen has to be something good, right? Known to live the extravagant life, one slayqueen has been caught in her real form where she is seen hustling to make ends meet.
This young lady from the South-south part of Nigeria lives a double life. She is a twerker and also a modest school teacher. Here is a moment a popular Instagram slay queen and twerker, Tarah Dulzurah, was spotted teaching in a secondary school. The graduate of Physics, who doubles as a teacher and an Instagram twerker got tongues wagging.
The slay queen reportedly served in the school during her NYSC days in Delta State and was eventually retained as a staff. Some internet users who reacted to her side hustle, applauded her for not just shaking her bum for a living, while some slammed her due to the way she dresses on Instagram.
These days, many people in Africa, especially in Nigeria and Kenya, use the term ‘slay queen’ to describe a woman that likes to show off her luxurious lifestyle even if she lives in the poorest neighbourhood and struggles to stay on her feet. The Internet is full of slay queen images. 21st century is the perfect era for slay queens, as they can use Instagram/Snapchat/Twitter/Facebook/etc. to tell the whole world about the expensive things they do not even own. You might be surprised, but this type of behaviour is actually not unique to women. Slay kings also exist and behave almost in the same way as slay queens do, with minor adjustments for gender. We will not get too much into the details; it is just so you know that women are not the only ones who engage in this kind of behaviour.
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