15 Funny Nigerian Proverbs That’ll Leave You On The Floor

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15 Funny Nigerian Proverbs That’ll Leave You On The Floor
15 Funny Nigerian Proverbs That’ll Leave You On The Floor

Nigerian pidgin is very nice to speak, and when you mix it with Nigerian proverbs filled with wisdom, it gives you the most amazing combination ever.

Here are the funniest pidgin proverbs we’ve seen.

1. Cow wey dey in a hurry to go America go come back as corn beef

Translation: Always exercise patience.

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2. You no need cutlery to chop slap

Translation: Do you really need a translation for this?


3. Tomato wey fresh pass for market na hin dey enter pot of soup

Translation: The way you dress is the way you are addressed.

4. Today’s newspaper na tomorrow Suya wrap

Translation: No condition is permanent.

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5. Craze no hard to form, na the trekking be wahala

Translation: Easier said than done.


6. The water wey dem use take make eba can never be recovered back

Translation: Don’t cry over spilt milk.


7. When life shows you pepper, make peppersoup

Translation: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade

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8. No matter how lizard dey do press up, e no go get chest like aligator

Translation: Don’t try to be who you’re not.

agama lizard

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9. Person wey borrow cloth go party no dey dance too much

Translation: Always use every opportunity wisely.

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10. Every mallam with his own kettle

Translation: To each his own.

11. E go better, e go better, na im make Igbo man still dey Kano

Translation-When there is life, there is hope.

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12. Escort me, Escort me, na im slave trade take start

Translation- Some jokes have serious consequences.

african slaves

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13. The jollof rice on at the bottom of the pot today will be on the top of the cooler tomorrow

Translation: No condition is permanent.

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14. Chicken wey run way from Borno go Ibadan go still end up inside pot of soup

Translation: You can’t run away from your destiny.

15. If mad man don beat your mama before, if she see mechanic she go run

Translation: Once beaten, twice shy.

Kayode Ewumi meme

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Hilarious right? You should also see the pidgin words you did not know were proper English words.