5 myths you will only hear in Nigeria

5 myths you will only hear in Nigeria
5 myths you will only hear in Nigeria

Last Updated on July 11, 2021 by MyGh.Online


Many tribes are still deeply entrenched in traditional practices that tell stories of demons, spirits and the occult.

Here are some interesting myths and legends that some Nigerians hold dear.

Some Nigerians believe if you beat a boy with a broom or turning stick (Omorogun) it would shrink the size of his penis. As a remedy, if a boy has been beaten with a broom, he would have to beat the same person seven times with a broom.

One of the most popular Nigerian myth is the one told about the Yorubas, where the dead are expected to return to their family in the form of a newborn baby. Who a child is can be determined by its resemblance to the dead.

For example, a boy that resembles his paternal grandfather will be named Babatunde (‘father returns’). Most strange, however, is their belief that if a person dies young, their ghost can go to another town and live there as if they were not dead, even getting married and having children over there.

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This myth is another popular one. People, especially hunters, believe that if it rains while the sun is out, a lion is giving birth.

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