What may have been greeted with derision in the Ghanaian music space has rather earned Ghanaian artiste Patapaa international praises.

‘Scopatumana’, a term which became popular in Ghana after it was used by Patapaa in a song by Kawula Biov (Daavi Ne Ba) on which he featured, has found its way into dictionary.com.

On their official Twitter handle, the world’s leading digital dictionary posted a link that explains the word with the caption: “It resembles expressions in Hawaiian, Malay, and Indonesian, but what about in Ghana, where it’s from?”

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The website further attributes the origin of the word to Patapaa, who is well-known for couching 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.

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Patapaa became popular in Ghana after his ‘One Corner’ song went viral upon his performance in 2017 at Agona Swedru Akwambo Festival in Ghana.