A Nigerian college lecturer named Uju Anya, who tweeted that she wished Queen Elizabeth II’s pain would be unbearable hours before she passed away at the age of 96, received criticism from billionaire Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
In a vile tweet about the ill monarch, Uju Anya—an associate professor and “anti-racist” teacher at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—called her the leader of a “thieving, raping, genocidal empire.” Her remarks sparked anger and were quickly deleted from Twitter.
The Igbo-born Nigerian who immigrated to the United States at the age of 10 came under fire from a number of social media users, including Jeff Bezos, who wrote:
This is someone supposedly working to make the world better? I don’t think so. Wow.”
Anya responded to Jeff Bezos’ tweet with a derogatory Igbo phrase before concluding it in English.
She said; “Otoro gba gbue gi”
In continuation of the tweet, Uju added, “May everyone you and your merciless greed have harmed in this world remember you as fondly as I remember my colonizers.”
Let’s now discuss the English translation of the term “otoro gba gbue gi.”
otoro gba gbue gi translation
Simply said, the statement means, “May you pass away from excessive stools.” Otoro, which means “running stomach,” gba, which means “will,” and gbue gi, which means “will kill you,” are abusive phrases frequently used by people from the south-eastern region of Nigeria, West Africa.