14 Nigerian Proverbs That Are Both Wise And Silly At The Same Time

1. This one about buttocks

No matter how much the buttocks are in a hurry, they will always remain behind

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2. Why hasn’t this happened, really?

A child can play with its mother’s breasts, but not its father’s testicles

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3. I have kuku said love is a scam

It’s better to fall from a tree and a break your back than to fall in love and break your heart

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4. Why is there a fly on your scrotum in the first place?

It requires a lot of carefulness to kill the fly that perches on the scrotum

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5. The man with the fufu has everything already

Man wey carry Ogbono soup pot for hand, and the man wey carry fufu for head, na who go find who go?

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6. My anger is very hot, let’s put this to a test

Anger, no matter how hot it is, can never cook yam.

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7. Why would anyone even do this?

He who swallows a complete coconut have absolute trust in his anus

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8. Very useful for people who lack respect

Snails don’t venture where horned animals gather

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9. I have done this, so….

You cannot run and scratch your anus at the same time

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10. Truly and honestly

There is no greater injustice than when anus farts, head receives a knock

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11. This makes sense, literally

He who sleeps with itchy anus must wake up with smelly fingers

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12. So the handsomeness of the male monkey must be imaginary too

The beauty of a female monkey is imaginary to the husband (Zambia)

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13. Poor goat!

The frown on the face of a goat will not stop it from being priced in the market

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14. This is why aunties and uncles don’t mind their business!

It takes a whole village to raise a child

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