100 articles in 100 straight weeks

My 10 Favorite African Proverbs I Live By Every Single Day Following My 10 Life Values.

Ahmadou DIALLO ✪
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5 min readSep 8, 2021


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If you are reading this and attending my funeral, can you remind them that I want my eulogy to only be a list of African proverbs?

100 articles, and I wanted to share with you the circle of wisdom that guided me here.

I have always been attracted by proverbs in general and African proverbs in particular.

I would love to sit with you and tell you more about it.

My love of proverbs, why and where has been described by Mulenga Kapwepwe in her TED talk:

African Proverbs are my Lifehacks | Mulenga Kapwepwe | TEDxLusaka

What are the 10 African proverbs that I live by?

What do they mean to me?

Before I share my top 10 list with you, I want to walk you through the selection process quickly.

I could spend my whole life reading and learning from thousands of African proverbs.

I chose the most straightforward way: YouTube.

Here is a list of 100 African proverbs: 100 AFRICAN PROVERBS TO LIVE BY.

I watched the video multiple times and made a first selection.

How many did I pick knowing that my target is 10?

Can you guess?

25 proverbs in the first round, which is quite good for a first round.



Ahmadou DIALLO ✪

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