A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 15, 2014
Big Agbalumo

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: Chrysophyllum
Chrysophyllum albidum G.Don – White Star Apple.[ In Nigeria it is known as Agbalumo in Yoruba Language, and Udara in Igbo Language. In Ghana it is commonly known as “alasa”

Twitter
Ms Opra!ᵔ.ᵔ
‏@tweetcheezy
Lmao!RT @Ytepurple: Heheheheh nice1! RTKofti_B: Big Agbalumo RT @DejiVanSteel: If New york is the BIG APPLE,....Lagos is _________??
7:39 AM - 8 Jun 2011

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Mark Amaza
‏@amasonic
@xbyna we are jelosing Aba people. It will soon be the Big Apple, or rather, Big Agbalumo.
3:26 PM - 27 Jan 2014

Tschudey
“New York may be fondly called the Big Apple; Lagos is not an apple. Lagos is “The Big Agbalumo”, icky sticky and wet.”
— Victor Asemota, Ekò ô féràn ré (Lagos Does Not Love You)
Source: voguememoirs
AUGUST 5, 2014 (4:02 PM)

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Boateng
‏@squllkandi
“New York may be fondly called the Big Apple; Lagos is not an apple. Lagos is “The Big Agbalumo”, icky...” http://tmblr.co/Zj_Iux1NjEWVp
1:09 PM - 8 Aug 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
Nicknames of Other PlacesAfrica's Big Apple, Big Agbalumo (Lagos nicknames) • Friday, August 15, 2014 • Permalink