Yoruba is a Nigerian tribe known for buttressing their points with proverbs and witty saying. Though these proverbs are wise words, they sometimes sound funny. INFORMATION NIGERIA in this piece takes a look at some of the most hilarious ones and their meanings.
A hunter who has only one arrow does not shoot with careless aim: It simply means that one need to manage his or her resources properly
Success is 10% ability, and 90% sweat: Talent without handwork is nothing.
If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, If you teach him to fish, you feed him for a lifetime: It is better to empower someone than helping he or she with stipends.
A speech is like an egg, once it drops, it cant be withdrawn; One should be wary of what one says.
If you listen to the noise of the market, you won’t buy anything: One should face what is paramount to one first before any other thing.
You do not beat a child on the day he breaks a pot: One should start cautioning a child from the earliest.
It is better to eat mushroom in freedom than to eat meat in slavery: comfortability should be chosen over luxury.
By trying often after the monkey, one has to learn to jump from tree to tree without falling: Practice makes perfection.
When it rains on a leopard it doesn’t wash off its spot: It simply means tough time don’t last but tough people do.
No one can tell which lizard has stomach ache because they all lay on their belly: We can’t tell real love by the face alone.
A sheep that mingle with dogs will eat faeces: If you move with the wrong set of people, you will end up acting like them.