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Monday, August 08, 2016

38 Superstitious beliefs in Nigeria (Highlights)


In Nigeria Many people Believe in Many things and this beliefs they have not failed to hand over to their upcoming generations.

Most of these beliefs are unrealistic, but still its a very realistic issue for most Nigerians and they upheld it with high esteem. 

When any of the signs or symbols of this superstitious beliefs are expressed in different circumstances, The believers of such expressions tend to deduct meaning from what has happened. 

These list highlights some of the superstitious beliefs in Nigeria:

1. If you put your eyelashes in your parent’s shoes, they will forget the offence you committed.

2. Don’t drink coconut water, else you become a dullard. (I'm still somehow believing this)

3. Don’t whistle at night, you will be inviting snakes. (Nothing dey happen joor)

4. When the sun is shining in the middle of a storm/rain, it means a lion is giving birth.

5. Don’t let people jump over you, lest you become short.

6. Don’t eat food that has fallen on the floor, Satan has eaten it already. (lolz..Na. Today?)

7. If your tooth pulls out, throw it on a rooftop, a lizard will take it and give you another one.(Tried it once tho)

8. Kill and cut off a Lizard’s head and bury it; after three days, dig it up you will see many coins (money).

9. If you kill a duck and bury it, it will transform into a snake in seven days.

10. If you wash a dog’s face and use the same water to wash your face, you will see ghosts.

11. Don’t sweep your house at night, you will be sweeping away all your riches.

12. Once your eyes starts to twitch, someone is talking about you.

13. If someone bites you, rub chicken poop on the area, the next day the person’s teeth will become rotten.

14. If your teacher annoys you, soak garri for 3 days. As the garri swells, your teacher’s hand would swell.

15. In a football match, bury the egg of a lizard at your goal post, your opponent will never score.

16. If your palms are itching you frequently, money is coming your way soon. (I hear it works for some people)

17. A pregnant woman should not visit the zoo, else her child would look like an animal.

18. Don’t eat a fowl anus, else you will start gossiping about.

19. Don’t stand in front of a mirror at night, else you will see evil spirits (demons). (Curiosity had made me try dis once, Guess wah? Nothing happened)

20. If you want to faint after your teacher flogs you, put beans under your armpit and you will faint.

21. If you're obsessed with the head of a fish. You'll be a dull student.

22. Don't ever fetch water from the well at night.

23. Don’t ever beat a male child with a broom, it'll affect his potency as a man.

24. Don't sleep with your legs touching the wall, you must be in a meeting with witches.

25. Don't sit on a pestle, you're risking your mom's life.

26. Don't sleep in reverse positions/orientation with someone else on the bed/mat. (Smh).

27. If bird poop lands on your head, money is coming your way. (I swear! This happened to me once)

28. When you cut your fingernails, make sure it's disposed thoroughly or your destiny is at stake. (This one still gets me somehow).

29. If someone crosses over your leg(s) whilst pregnant, the unborn child will look like that person. (*yawns*)

30. Don't let anyone else step on your saliva, you'll have throat problems.

31. Don't eat food in the pot, it'll rain heavily on your wedding day. (I wonder who believe this sef)

32. Don't eat food whilst in cooking mode, your ass will really be dark-complexioned as u grow.

33. Eat beans regularly, you'll be as tall as you'd desired. (I totally believed dis)

34. You must cover your hair, as a lady, in the marketplace. (Ondo people I hail)

35. Do not sweep the top of the table with a broom else you become hungry always/glutton.

36. Do not eat on the road else you won’t get satisfied with the food. (Lolz..What if i buy 5 loaves of butterfield bread?)

37. The more you intently gaze at a cherry (agbalumo), the sweeter it becomes! (Oya!..make yoruba babes deny this one): A song goes this way with it:
Agbalumo di omi sugar, omo oba lo fe mu!! Agbalumo dun dun!!
(Cherry, turn sweet as sugar, it's a prince/princess that wanna eat U!! Cherry turn sweet!)..haha..hilarious

38. The lady of the night is Madam koi koi, shes a teacher who moves into every class room after school dismissal, especially at Night. She moves with her High heeled Shoe which makes the sound Koi Koi...and she also has a long Cane for flogging students. Every Primary and Secondary student fear her. And when ever you hear any soun Koi Koi...then you must run...Madam Koi Koi is on the way.
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