Laugh out loud: 25 African proverbs that will make your day

Laugh out loud: 25 African proverbs that will make your day

As thought-provoking as African proverbs are, one cannot deny the fact that sometimes they can break your ribs. These carefully selected African proverbs below best suit such a fact. Go on, read each one of these proverbs and please make sure you laugh in the privacy of your room before you get wrongfully admitted to the psychiatric hospital!

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 breasts, 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. However much the buttocks are in a hurry, they will always remain at the back - Unknown Africa Origin 

9. You have to be careful to kill a fly that has perched on your scrotum - Ghana 


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

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

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

14. When a girl has beauty without Brains, the Private parts suffer the most Unknown Africa Origin 

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

16. The man who marries a beautiful woman, and the farmer who grows corn by the roadside have the same problem - Ethiopia

17. A short man is not a boy - Nigeria

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

19. An old lady feels uneasy when dry bones are mentioned in a proverb - Ghana

20. A person who sells eggs should not start a fight in the market  -  Unknown Africa Origin 

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

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

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

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

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

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