IGEDE PROVERB OF THE DAY EPISODE 1
Welcome to Igede Proverb of the Day 01.African proverbs generally debunk the belief that the Africans are barbaric and uneducated, simply because they didn’t have a formal education from the beginning. Igede proverb is a very important part of discourse among the Igede speaking tribe of Benue State. Their proverb can covey a lot of wisdom, idea, facts and send a very strong Message using just few words. Here is a maiden edition of Igede proverb and their meaning, brought to you by igedeonline.com. Let us quickly look at the proverb before us today.
“Okwumwu awo ela pwu epwu omwu me”
“The masquerade should hear what has been said to it to it’s costume”
This is an Igede Proverb which means, whoever is concerned about the topic of discourse should hear and act accordingly.
It’s an inrect way of talking to someone who is believed to be stubborn, arrogant or unnecessarily uncontrollable. Or someone who is being given a sarcastic remark about. So, he/she is spoken to, without any direct link that he/she is the subject of discussion. At the end of the discussion, the the speaker will now say, “okwumwu aw’ela pwu’epwu omu me”; meaning whoever is concerned should hear and adhere to what has been said. E.g: “My PVC is ready to push out underperforming leader come 2023, Okwumwu aw’ela pwu’epwu omu me.🚶🚶🚶”
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