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10 Pidgin English Proverbs And Their Meanings You Should Know

Nigerians are known to have their way with words especially using pidgin English. These are some hilarious pidgin English proverbs.

Here are a few Nigerian pidgin proverbs and their translations;

1. “Today’s newspaper na suya paper for tomorrow”

Meaning: No position is permanent in the long run

2. “I get am before no be property”

Meaning: You need to live in the present, not the past.

3. “If life dey show you pepper, make pepper soup”

Meaning: Always look out for the best things from the bad struggles

4. “Answer your papa name”

Meaning: Speak for yourself and only you.

5. “Na from clap dance dey start”

Meaning: It’s the tiny things you do today that leads to the big ones you do later on

6. “You no fit collect water wey dem use make eba”

Meaning: Don’t cry over spilt milk

7. “The matter wey you no want baba to hear, na im go settle am last last”

Meaning: Everything you’re hiding in secret will come out eventually.

8. “The difference between kpekere and plantain chips na packaging”

Meaning: The way you put yourself together matters a whole lot

9. No matter how your tempa hot reach, you no fit use am boil beans

Meaning: Your hot temper won’t get you anywhere

10. If person too tey for party, e go follow dem dey wash plate

Meaning: Never overstay your welcome

11. Akara and moi-moi get the same parent na wetin dey pass tru make dem different

Meaning: The finish line is the ultimate judge




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