Crazy Superstitions in Nigeria

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Published on October 26, 2018 by

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It is a known fact that Africans most especially are very superstitious people in nature, but it is known that every country in Africa has her own beliefs so different from the other. In today’s episode, we will go out to ask the audience on the street of Lagos to know what superstition they have heard and/or believe in.

According to dictionary.com, Superstition is a widely held but irrational belief in supernatural influences, especially as leading to good or bad luck, or a practice based on such a belief.

We are making this video to explore the funny and imaginable things that we hear from friends, family, neighbourhood, and even on the street. This believe in one way or the other has been made to shape our minds towards the ways we should do things, live our life, relate and interact with each other knowingly or unknowingly to us. We have a lot of these beliefs and here are some of them:
* You shouldn’t eat anything that has dropped on the ground; the devil has eaten part of it.

* If a lizard egg bursts and it touches your body; you will convulse from time to time.

* If a baby has hiccups, put a little cloth thread on his/her head and it will stop.

* If a woman ties her baby on her back and the baby falls from her back, she should strip naked and run to the nearest market seven times to avoid the child from losing his/her life partner seven times before everything normalise.

There are a lot of weird things most people have heard while growing up. Do you think these beliefs are real or they are just corrective measures to make us not do the wrong things?

Another question is: What are the superstitions you have heard while growing up???

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10 comments

  • Tabs T 10 months ago

    Backwards beliefs

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  • Tia13 10 months ago

    My mum told me if I pull an ugly face and a fly lands on my face then my facial expression will stay like that forever

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  • Peter Madu 10 months ago

    Christianity & Islam are also based on superstition..church people believe in the usefulness of “holy oil” e.t.c..Muslims believe in killing for “Allah, e.t.c….so long it hurts no one, it’s fine; life goes on.😁😁😁

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  • O Edeko 10 months ago

    As a child, oracles forbade me from eating a hen, but permitted me to eat a cock. That was what my parents told me. I obeyed. “To obey is better than sacrifice.”

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  • Mary Okogbo 10 months ago

    Good job girl 👍🏿

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  • Erik Wilson 10 months ago

    Tradition is the enemy of progress…Need I say more? This is the continent of Africa in the 21st century….When are we going to stop being conscientiously ignorant and culturally conditioned?

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  • Iwapelebrown 10 months ago

    The “superstitions” some people are talking about in this interview are not all “random” as the interviewer suggests. They belong to a philosophical / spiritual system that many may no longer understand or hold a valuable. The remnants of those systems of belief in current/modern society get labeled as “superstition”. Which is an inaccurate description.

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  • Michael T 10 months ago

    I can’t find it I have Android

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  • Roy Moon Ruby 10 months ago

    i want to know where is Adeola?

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  • Komm zu Jesus und leb 10 months ago

    It’s all witchcraft which has brought so many Africans into terrible bondages that they can explain . Jesus is the way out these bondages .Sincerely
    give your life to him and he will set you free .

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