List Of Funny But Wise African Proverbs

List Of Funny But Wise African Proverbs


A person who sells eggs should not start a fight in the market.

No matter how far an eagle flies up the sky ,it will definitely come down to look for food

Respect the fools to avoid noise

The little opportunity given to a monkey to wear cloths does not guarantee it to join the dinning table.

You cannot convince a monkey that honey is sweeter than banana

No Matter How Hot Your Anger May Be, It Cannot Cook

Without fools there would be no wisdom.

however much the buttocks are in a hurry, they will always remain behind

Before You go out with a widow, you must first ask her what killed the husband.

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

There’s no virgin in a maternity ward…

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

If A Man Wants To Grow A Long Tooth, He Should Have The Lip To Cover it.

An agama lizard in the village will always remain an agama in town

“When the mouse laughs at the cat, there is a hole nearby”

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

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

Na co-operation dey mak rice full for pot.

Person wey madman don bite before if im see mechanic he go take off

Ear wey no dey hear word, go follow head fall for ground when dem cut am

Na person wey poo and im no clean yash fly dey follow pass

Na when rain stop naim person wey carry umbrella dey know say na load hin carry.

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers.

Don’t mistake a short man for a boy

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

A goat’s frown cannot stop it from being taken to the market.

A monkey that eats grass instead of banana is a goat.

No matter how far you urinate, the last
drop always falls at your feet’’

The gentle strides of a tiger does not indicate cowardice.

The monkey who tries to see the hunter clearly collects bullets in its eyes.

The sparrow said that since the hunter has learnt how to shoot without missing, it has equally learnt to fly without perching.

Snails don’t venture where horned animals gather.

The frowning of a he-goat does not stop it from being priced.

If the sun claims superiority over the moon, let it shine at night.

A hen does not expect warning to hide it’s chicks from the kite.

A man does not test the depth of a river with both legs.

A fly perched on the scrotum is gently nudged off…never struck!

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A wise fish should know that a beautiful earthworm that looks so easy to swallow, has a sharp hook attached to it.

The okro plant never grows taller than the owner.

The man who fetches firewood infested with insects, invites lizards into his house.

Rat wey follow lizard go swim no sabi say him go remain wet when lizard body don dry finish.

Since all lizards lie on their bellies, one can hardly tell which has stomach ache.

 There is no greater injustice than when anus farts, head receives a knock.
He who sleeps with itchy anus must wake up with smelly fingers.
Na the absence of cat dey make rat dey form Kingdom.
Na from ‘give me my cap, give me my cap’ pikin dey take touch him papa bald head.