Nek Minnit

Nek Minnit

Updated Sep 08, 2011 at 06:42PM EDT by amanda b..

Added Sep 05, 2011 at 08:07PM EDT by timfoley1.

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Nek Minnit (alternatively Negg Minute or Nek Minute) is a video clip of New Zealand street skater Levi Hawken[1] talking about a broken scooter in a heavy, faked accent.


The clip comes from Colin Evans’ independent skate film “South in your Mouth”

The film premiered on November 26th, 2010 at the Hollywood 3 in Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand.[2]

The clip of Levi with a faux accent was first uploaded to YouTube as “Negg Minute” on May 8th 2011.

Left my scooter outside the dairy. Nek Minute… destroyed scooter laying on the ground[3]

It was reuploaded by phillyfan06 as Nek Minute[4] on August 16, 2011. This version of the video has 100,000+ more views than the original.

About Levi

Levi Hawken is well known in New Zealand for “hill bombing” using a normal skateboard, instead of using the typical longboard for this technique. A short documentary of Levi Hawken’s personal life and skating career was featured on Auckland’s edition of 20/20 on June 23, 2011.[5]


The phrase’s popularity spread through New Zealand and then worldwide through social media outlets Facebook[6] and Twitter. People were using “Nek Minute" as a way to tell a story, emphasizing the surprise or disappointment of an action, similar to “…But then I was like”.

On Twitter, hashtags for both #NekMinnit and #NekMinute appeared, with the former becoming a trending topic in New Zealand.

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[1]Revok1 – Street Skating with Levi Hawken

[2]VIC Apparel – South In Your Mouth Premier

[3]Urban Dictionary – Nek Minute

[4]YouTube – Nek Minute

[5]TVNZ20/20 June 23

[6]Facebook – NEK MINNIT

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