See Hilarious African Proverbs that will make you laugh and forget you are a Nigerian



1. He who has diarrhea knows the direction of the door without being told - Uganda 

2. Anger, no matter how hot it is, can never cook a yam - Nigeria 

3. It is okay for a child to play with the mother’s oranges, but not the father’s testicles - Guinea 

4. Men would not tell lies if women asked less questions - Unknown Africa Origin  

5.  Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers - Uganda  

6. It's the fear of what tomorrow may bring that makes the tortoise carry its house along wherever it goes - Nigeria 

7. Human excreta will always smell no matter how small - Gambia 

8. The little opportunity given to a monkey to wear cloths does not guarantee it to join the dinning table - Unknown Africa Origin  

9. A man who counts his money after withdrawing from the ATM has trust issues - Unknown Africa Origin  

10. Drinking Gari doesn’t mean you’re poor but allowing it to swell before drinking is poverty! - Ghana 

11. When a girl has beauty without brains the private parts suffer the most - Unknown Africa Origin  

12. The backside are like a married couple, though there is constant friction between them, they will still love and live together - Unknown Africa Origin  

13. A short man is not a boy - Nigeria 

14. The frown on the face of the goat will not stop it from being taken to the market - Nigeria 

15. Without fools there would be no wisdom - Unknown Africa Origin  

16. No matter how far you urinate, the last drop always falls at your feet - Unknown Africa Origin  

17. Because the sun is too hot does no mean the fowl will lay boiled eggs - Nigeria 

18. The okro plant never grows taller than the owner - Unknown Africa Origin  

19. Whoever tells the truth is chased out of nine villages -Kenya 

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