Kiloshele / Kí ló ṣẹlẹ̀ – Meaning

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Kiloshele / kí ló ṣẹlẹ̀ is a question in Yoruba Language. You will hear it very commonly in Southwest Nigeria.

The meaning of Kiloshele/ Ki ló ṣẹlẹ̀ in English is, “What happened?”


There is a huge difference between Kiloshele and kilo “n” shele / ki ló ń ṣẹlẹ̀. Note that there is an “n” in the second one.

Kilonshele means, “what is happening?” That is, “what is happening in the present?”

Rather than the first one (Kiloshele) which means, “what happened?” Which is in the past.

Pronunciation of Kiloshele: kee-loh sheh-leh



Example of Kiloshele in a sentence:


1. Ki ló ṣẹlẹ̀ níbí báyìí?

Meaning: What happened in this place?
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