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The Influence of Pidgin English in Nigerian Media and Its Societal Impact: A Systematic Literature Review


Ogochukwu C. Nweke1,*, Koryoe Anim-Wright2, Bukola Towuru3

1School of Business and Leadership (SBL), Regent University College of Science and Technology, Accra, Ghana.

2Faculty of Information and Communication Studies, University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA), Ghana.

3Programmes Department, Kapital Fm, Abuja (FCT), Nigeria.

*Corresponding author: Ogochukwu C. Nweke

Published: January 17,2024


The use of the Pidgin Language is a common phenomenon within most societies in Nigeria. The main aim of this study was therefore to examine the Influence of Pidgin English in Nigerian media and its societal impact. The study employed the Systematic Literature Review and searched for studies from databases such as Web of Science, Google Scholar, and Research Gate. The study reviewed 16 studies after assessing all downloaded studies through established inclusion and exclusion criteria. The study employed qualitative meta-synthesis to gather pertinent data and information from chosen studies. The study found that the Pidgin Language is used in the Nigerian media such as newspapers, television, and radio for education and entertainment. The study also found that the use of the Pidgin Language in the Nigerian media has several societal impacts including the promotion of linguistics diversity and unity, identity and cultural expression, communication accessibility and inclusivity, and educational implications. In sum, the findings underscore its prevalence in media, education, politics, and everyday interactions, emphasizing its distinctive role as a bridging language among Nigeria's diverse ethnic and cultural population.


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The Influence of Pidgin English in Nigerian Media and Its Societal Impact: A Systematic Literature Review

How to cite this paper: Ogochukwu C. Nweke, Koryoe Anim-Wright, Bukola Towuru. (2023) The Influence of Pidgin English in Nigerian Media and Its Societal Impact: A Systematic Literature ReviewJournal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science7(12), 2614-2624.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2023.12.040