1. The lizard that jumped from the high Iroko tree to the ground told it would praise itself if no one else did.
Meaning: This is one of the most known African proverbs on leadership. It means that a person must always stay happy about his or her achievements even if nobody cares.
2. He who sees an old hag squatting should leave her alone, who knows how she breathes?
Meaning: You should never interfere in someone issues particularly when you do not know anything about them.
3. He who will swallow ‘udala’ seed must consider the size of his stomach
Meaning: ‘Udala’ seed is an apple seed. It is never digested in the stomach. This proverb means that you must always think about all possible consequences of your actions.