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#1 User is offline   Abystacy 

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 11:33 AM

I saw this and I felt the need to share, it's only in naija that you get something like this.

Man wey naked no dey put hand for pocket
Translation: You can’t do something if there are no certain conditions in place.

Akara and moin moin get the same parent, na wetin dey pass tru make dem diffrent
Translation: How you start doesn’t matter, what matters is how you finish.

Wetin concern agbero with twitter handle or malu with face cap?
Translation: Mind your business.

If life dey show you pepper, my guy make pepper soup
Translation: Make something good out of a bad experience

I get am before No be property
Translation: stop living in the past and start living in the present.

Rolling stone of course na person push am now!
Translation: There is always a reason for something

Craze no hard to form, na the trekking be wahala
Translation: Easier said than done


Every mallam with im own kettle
Translation: Every man for himself

Bring suya, bring suya. na cow body dey suffer am.
Translation: Every action has a consequence

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

Pikin wen use agbada take start guy go talk wetin e go wear wen e old.
Translation: Slow and steady wins the race

Nearly no dey kill bird.
Translation: It’s either you have it or you don’t

The cassava today fit be gari tomorrow
Translation:No condition is permanent


You no need cutlery to chop slap
Translation: You don’t need my translation to understand this
Keep it rolling ladies..let's see what we've got. .lol
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Posted 18 February 2015 - 03:11 PM

Hahahaha....It makes sense..
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Posted 18 February 2015 - 06:19 PM

Lol...too funny.
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Posted 19 February 2015 - 03:37 AM

Lol. Don't just laugh, please try and participate let's see what we've got up our sleeve.

Opolo eye no be open eye
Translation: Having Big eyes doesn’t make you civilized.
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Posted 19 February 2015 - 04:17 PM

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!
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Posted 19 February 2015 - 04:18 PM

Today’s newspaper na tomorrow Suya wrap.

English translation: Keep calm! Nothing lasts forever.
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Posted 19 February 2015 - 08:42 PM

hahahaha!!! all so funny.
Better soup na money kill am.

Translation: High quality costs good money.
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Posted 19 February 2015 - 08:46 PM

One day bushmeat go catch the hunter.

Translation: what goes around comes back around.

Wetin concern agbero with overload?
Translation: Mind your business / or so....I don't know
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Posted 19 February 2015 - 08:52 PM

The water wey dem use take make eba can never be recovered back.

English translation: Don’t cry over spilled milk
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Posted 19 February 2015 - 09:02 PM

The koboko wey dem use beat d first wife na d same one dem go use beat d second wife.

Translation: Look before you leap
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Posted 20 February 2015 - 10:42 AM

If person too tey for party e go follow dem wash plate
Translation: Don’t overstay your welcome.
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Posted 20 February 2015 - 03:40 PM

No matter how hot your temper be, e no fit boil beans.

English translation: Calm down, your temper won’t solve the problem.
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Posted 21 February 2015 - 06:59 PM

Cow wey no get tail, na God dey chase him fly.

Translation: God protects the helpless and defenseless.
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Posted 22 February 2015 - 01:49 AM

View PostAbystacy, on 18 February 2015 - 11:33 AM, said:

I saw this and I felt the need to share, it's only in naija that you get something like this.

Man wey naked no dey put hand for pocket
Translation: You can’t do something if there are no certain conditions in place.

Akara and moin moin get the same parent, na wetin dey pass tru make dem diffrent
Translation: How you start doesn’t matter, what matters is how you finish.

Wetin concern agbero with twitter handle or malu with face cap?
Translation: Mind your business.

If life dey show you pepper, my guy make pepper soup
Translation: Make something good out of a bad experience

I get am before No be property
Translation: stop living in the past and start living in the present.

Rolling stone of course na person push am now!
Translation: There is always a reason for something

Craze no hard to form, na the trekking be wahala
Translation: Easier said than done


Every mallam with im own kettle
Translation: Every man for himself

Bring suya, bring suya. na cow body dey suffer am.
Translation: Every action has a consequence

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

Pikin wen use agbada take start guy go talk wetin e go wear wen e old.
Translation: Slow and steady wins the race

Nearly no dey kill bird.
Translation: It’s either you have it or you don’t

The cassava today fit be gari tomorrow
Translation:No condition is permanent


You no need cutlery to chop slap
Translation: You don’t need my translation to understand this
Keep it rolling ladies..let's see what we've got. .lol



Really crazy..lol
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Posted 23 February 2015 - 04:43 AM

The difference between kpekere and plantain chips na packaging

English translation: Don’t judge based on appearance alone

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 11:04 PM

I tire no be lazy
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Posted 26 February 2015 - 04:22 PM

At all at all na him bad- translation- it's better to try n fail rather than not attempting at all.
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Posted 26 February 2015 - 04:26 PM

View Postdaftpunk, on 23 February 2015 - 11:04 PM, said:

I tire no be lazy

lol..translation nko?...where u chuk ur head sef...na wa o...e be like say person don put u for work again lol..e nor good o..no chop alone o..let ur person know how far na..hehehehe. :)/>/>
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Posted 27 February 2015 - 10:24 PM

Pikin wey him mama no go sleep, him sef no go sleep... Meaning, you don't disrupt another person's peace and expect to be peaceful
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Posted 01 March 2015 - 08:13 PM

View PostSleeky, on 26 February 2015 - 04:26 PM, said:

lol..translation nko?...where u chuk ur head sef...na wa o...e be like say person don put u for work again lol..e nor good o..no chop alone o..let ur person know how far na..hehehehe. :)/>/>/>

Meeen I haf tire of it all
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