Nigerian Quotes About Life

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This blog post is about Nigerian quotes about life. These quotes exist before recorded history and have been passed from generation to generation.

In African societies, quotes and proverbs have been in use as part of the African culture and help convey deep meaning in an easy way to the people.

Quotes and proverbs play a significant role in African society, including Nigeria. They are more than just catchy phrases as they hold immense cultural, social, and educational importance. 

In the book Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe describes proverbs as the palm oil with which words are eaten. This shows how important proverbs and quotes are in everyday life as they are referred to as `palm oil’ which is very important in every Nigerian home. Follow along as we look at some Nigerian quotes in this post. Also, in this post I have included some hilarious and funny yahoo boy pidgin quotes to spice up your reading. Please free to add your own in the comments

Nigerian Quotes About Life

1) The fly that refuse to take advice will follow the dead body to the grave

Nigerian quotes about life

2) That the frog has big eyes does not mean it is wise

3) The dream is free. The hustle is sold separately.

4) If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

5) No matter how hot your anger is, it cannot cook yams.

6) A chattering bird builds no nest.

7) There are no shortcuts to the top of the palm tree.

8) When a child stumbles, he looks ahead to see who is watching

9) The misfortune that befalls one also affects others.

10) The mouth with which one eats pepper is the same with which he calls for water.

12) If you want to know the end, look at the beginning.

13) A bird flies with its two wings, and not one.

14) He who earns calamity, earns it to himself.

15) If you climb a good tree, you get a push up.

16) What an elder sees while sitting, a child cannot see even if he climbs an iroko tree.

17) The monkey who wants to see the hunter clearly must climb the tallest tree.

18) A chick that will grow into a rooster can be spotted the very day it hatches.

19) You cannot shave a man’s head in his absence.

20) The day the shepherd leaves his flock is the day the wolf comes.

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21) Even the best cooking pot will not produce food.

22) A person is not entirely blessed but still, he enjoys something.

23) The big game often appears when the hunter has given up the hunt for the day.

24) When a handshake passes the elbow, it becomes another thing.

25) He who is destined for power does not have to fight for it.

26) It is the fool’s sheep that breaks loose twice.

27) No matter how long the night, day will break.

28) The goat that is destined for the market does not fear the knife.

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29) The lizard that jumped from the high Iroko tree said he would praise itself if no one else did.

30) The moon moves slowly but crosses the town.

31) Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it.

32) You can’t know a person’s heart until you get close to them.

33) The best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.

34) The eagle does not feed on dead prey.

35) A horse is never burdened by its saddle.

36) If the elders break the kola nut, they show the younger ones how it’s done.

37) A wise person is not recognized in words but in deeds.

38) The path to a person’s heart is through their stomach.

39) The morning sun is the new king’s face.

40) The one who plants trees, knowing that they will never sit in their shade, has started to understand the meaning of life.

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41) The tongue that speaks ill will taste bitter in the end.

42) When the music changes, so does the dance.

43) A snake that crawls on the ground will never become a dragon.

44) A fool at forty is a fool forever.

45) Rain beats a leopard’s skin, but it does not wash out the spots.

46) A man who lives on the bank of the Niger should not wash his hands with spittle.

47) A roaring lion kills no game.

48) He who plants a coconut tree plants food and drink, vessels, and clothing. He who plants a breadfruit tree plants shade and clothing, and fuel for cooking.

49) When a bird learns to fly without perching, its hunter learns to shoot without missing.

50) When the moon is shining, the cripple becomes hungry for a walk.

51) The one-eyed person does not thank God until they meet a blind person.

52) The cow that bellows does so for all cows.

53) A big fish is caught with big bait.

54) A dog with seven puppies cannot play with a bone.

55) A child who washes their hands clean eats with elders.

56) If you offend, ask for pardon; if offended, forgive.

57) The man who has bread to eat does not appreciate the severity of a famine.

58) A person’s tongue is like a lion; if not kept in a cage, it can devour the person.

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59) The strength of the pack is in the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is in the pack.

60) Do not follow a person who is running away.

61) The beauty of a woman becomes useless if there is no one to admire it.

62) If you want to eat honey, don’t kick the beehive.

63) A single bracelet does not jingle.

64) The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, while the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure.

65) If you know the beginning well, the end won’t trouble you.

66) Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.

67) If you know the beginning well, the end won’t trouble you.

68) Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.

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69) He who wants to get married does not wait for the bush to tell him that it is on fire.

70) When you see a rat running in broad daylight, it is being chased by something.

71) You don’t have to be a lion to get whatever you want. Lions don’t get everything they want.

72) The quarrel of the cock does not stop the morning from happening.

73) The man who lives by the truth can sleep without fear.

74) It is the heart that loves that feels the pain.

75) No be the size of the dog for fight, na the size of the fight for the dog.😁


Yahoo Boy Pidgin Quotes 

1) Respect Who Get But Fear Who Never Collect

2) When dey say hustle hard , e no be by strength cause even Dangote no fit lift one bag of cement

3) Person wey dey find money no dey off data

4) Na Who Stay Awake Dey Collect

5) Who first buy car na him buy old model

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6) Trust no dey the street if not, water no go dey cook fish, no loose guard

 We dey drink garri no mean say fried rice no dey fridge

7) Your indomie quick done no mean say who dey cook beans lazy.

8) Today, we chop bread. Tomorrow, we go buy the bakery. Iyanu ma shele

9) Na girlfriend wey calm down go enjoy.

10) Sun wey beat me today go dry my Gucci jeans tomorrow.

11) Ji masun, make dem nor carry your Babe for tinted glass car pass you.

12) No be who start race naim go win  but na who run till finish line.

13) No be every day you go shine, but every day na opportunity to shine.

14) Grinding hard to make mama proud

15) We left home to feed home

16) I fit come late but if I come, you go notice me

17) Na who give us update na him we go gather when day break

18) Laslas, school na scam

19) No be who sabi start race dey win, but na who sabi endure till the end.

20) They wan drown me but dey no know say I be garri

21) Person wey trek today, by tomorrow,  fit buy Lexus 470

22) Anybody fit be golden boy

23) Code yourself because some niggas get money pass your client

24) Battery wey full, go still low and battery wey low  go still full. Our prayer be say, make our charger no spoil

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25) If Aza die, Azaman go die follow am

26) Say our gas finish, no mean say we go gas out

27) Na who charge my power bank when I dey sleep, go follow me go bank go cash out slip

28) If you die, your girlfriend get choice but your mama no get another pikin. So, we are hustling to make mama proud

29) The towel wey wipe nyash today go fit wipe face tommorow

30) Pikin wey mama dey sell charcoal don dey wear white without stain. I am nothing without God

31) Person wey no show you road, no suppose know your location

32) Table no dey turn again, na who get sense go change chair

33) They ask us for BVN but we dey give them VPN

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