Best 10 West African Proverbs And Meaning
Some of Africans Proverbs are funny but precise and factual oriented. A great Nigerian author Chinua Achebe once wrote: “Proverbs are the palm oil with which words are eaten. Words eaten are how the ambiguous nature of some words or sentence are made to be comprehensible by Proverbs.
1. A Short man is not a boy-Nigerian Proverb
2. The man who marries a beautiful woman and the farmer who grows corn by the road side have the same problem-Nigerian Proverb
3. An army of sheep led by a lion can defeat an army of lions led by a sheep-Nigerian Proverb
4. No matter how far an eagle flies up the sky, it will definitely come down to look for food-Zimbabwe Proverb
5. It is only a foolish Cow that rejoices at the prospect of being taken to a beautiful abattoir-Zambian Proverb
6. When a bee stings a man, he does not destroy all the beehives-Kenyan Proverb
7. If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.-Ugandan Proverb
8. The frown on the face of a goat will not stop it from being taken to the market– Nigerian Proverb
9. A child can play with his mother’s breast, but not his father’s testicles– Nigerian Proverb
10. Until the lion tell his own story himself, the hunger will always have the best story.