The local emir announced the Hausa-language name change after residents complained that they had been mocked for years and were ashamed to tell people where they came from, the BBC reported.
“It was shameful telling people outside I come from Unguwar Wawaye, but now I can proudly say I come from Yalwar Kadana,” villager Bala Sani said.
“We thank the emir for this gesture.”
The village’s former name dated back to about 70 years when people settled close to a river known as Idiotic River.
It is not clear why the river has that name.