KFB's Educative Friday: Common Pidgin Proverbs You Should Know

KFB's Educative Friday is here again! Check out the last Educative friday here. Pidgin is arguably one of the fast spreading language in Nigeria, however only few understand the Pidgin proverb. 

Today on KFB Educative Friday, we bring you common English proverbs, so when next a friend uses a proverb for you, you'd be able to comprehend.

"Crase no hard to form, na the trekking be wahala.
" English translation: "Easier said than done.

"No matter how hot your temper be, e no fit boil beans.
" English Translation: Calm down, your temper won't solve the problem.

"Chicken wey run from Borno go Ibadan go still end up inside pot of soup.
" English Translation: You can't run away from your destiny.

"Today's newspaper na tomorrow Suya wrap.
" English translation: Keep calm! Nothing lasts forever.

"Cow wey dey in a hurry to go America go come back as corn beef.
" English Translation: Just be patient. Let the game come to you. Don't rush!

"Akara and moin moin get the same parent, na wetin dem pass through make dem different.
" English Translation: How you start doesn't matter, what matters is how you finish.

"Leave matter for Mathias and Sabi for Sabinus.
" English Translation: Give everyone what they deserve.

"The difference between puff-puff and doughnut na packaging." English Translation: Don't judge based on appearance alone.

"Escort me, Escort me, na im slave trade take start.
" English translation: Serious things sometimes start like a joke.

"Water wey dem take make eba no fit return".
" English translation: Don't cry over spilled milk.

"No be today yansh dey back"
English: The more things change the more they stay the same 

"Na clap dem take dey enter dance"
English: Once you start its out of your control.

"At all at all na winsh"
English: Half bread is better than none.

"I get am before no be property" 
English: Don't rest on your laurels.

"Who no go no know"
English: Experience is the best teacher.

"NO be the way dem take dey drink water dem dey drink peppersoup"
English: Adapt your plans to new situations.

"I no fit climb - na ground dem for dey talk am"
English: Do not start what you cant finish.

"Who dey cry dey see road"
English: Use common sense even in sorrow.

"I no gree, I no gree na im dey tear trouser
English: Avoid conflict from the beginning...know when to let go.

"Na cooperation make rice dey ful pot"
English: You can achieve more with team work.

"Feel at home naim dey spoil TV"
English: Don't be too comfortable to the extent of fiddling with other people's property.

"Bring suya, bring suya, na nama (cow) body dey suffer am"
English: every action has a consequence.

"Pickin wey take agbada start guy go talk wetin e go wear when e don old"
English: Slow and steady wins the race. Don't hurry through life's stages.

"Cassava today naim dey be garri tomorrow"
English: No condition is permanent.

"if your neigbour bear bear catch fire, you go quick soak your own for water"
English: Prevention is better than cure.

"Small pikin wey talk say e go shake iroko tree, na im head e go shake"
English: Know  your limits.

"Person wey borrow cloth go party no dey dance too much"
English: Use other people's things carefully.

"Who get big teeth must get big lip"
English: Be ready to solve the problems you create.

"Its a small world - Oya make your papa come trek am na"
English: Easier said than done.

"Na house wey collapse na im make goat climb am"...
English: People who ordinarily should not be up to you will take advantage of your downfall.

Culled from Social Media


  1. LOOL...Thanks for this KFB.
    I'm more enlightened.

  2. Akara and moinmoin๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  3. Lol..,d first one got me(to form craze no dey hard,na the trekking be d wahala)


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