African Proverbs with Simon Okelo

“Nice Talk can break the bones of a ghost” ~ Nigerian Proverb This is how I broke down this proverb during the Daily African Proverbs room on Clubhouse. I thought about the conversations that we have with ourselves and the how the ghost with bones could be our past experiences. I have learned over time…

African Proverbs with Simon Okelo

“Give advice, if people don’t listen let adversity teach them.” ~ #African Proverb Wisdom is fed by testimony. It will be either your testimony or the testimony of someone else. Oh, but there is definitely a testimony. I had to learn this the “hard head makes a sore behind” way for sure. Adversity is never…

African Proverbs with Simon Okelo

“Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden” ~ African Proverb Wisdom, in my mind, is the guiding light between action and inactivity. Without it a person can easily fall into foolish ideals and petty bickering within themselves. That being said, this proverb brought a few things to my mind when I…

African Proverb with Simon Okelo

“One who damages the character of another damages his own” ~ Nigerian Proverb It was in my 20’s that I first heard someone use the term “Be better, not bitter” and it has come up many times throughout my adult years. Let’s be honest, when you are hurt it is difficult at times to be…

African Proverbs with Simon Okelo

“Although the snake does not fly, it has caught the bird whose home is in the sky.” ~ Ghanaian Proverb It is not often that we think about a snake catching a bird. Most times it is the other way around with a bird grabbing a snake for it’s meal. That made me pay even…