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Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by Codedrock(m): 12:50pm On May 19
Ever had a throwback at some of the hilarious and freaky myths or tales you were told as a kid? These myths and legends we were told had serious damaging effects and consequences if not adhered to.
They trail back to many generations before us and may still probably be passed down to future generations. Check out these 8 hilarious myths below and reminisce on your good old fun days as a child…

Madam Koi Koi (The Woman In Red)

Madam koi koi is one of the most popular stories told to all boarding school students.
One version of the madam koi koi story says a long time ago, there was a wicked teacher who loved the colour red and often wears it from head to toe. The woman also had a son.
Now one day, the children who she taught had enough of her, carrying her son, they beat him to the point of death, in the rush and struggle to save her son, she lost one leg of her shoes. Angry with what had happened, she vowed to take revenge on those who killed her son.
To this day she walks the earth, looking for her son and lost shoe. She can enter rooms in the night, and if you ever hear her telltale sound, koi koi koi, you immediately close your eyes and don’t open them until the sound of her heel cannot be heard again. Unless? Well, death is all that awaits you.
Bush Babies
bush babies
The bush baby is also a myth used to scare boarding school students into minding their business and staying indoors in the night.
The story narrates that on a calm night, with the wind at a minimum, when your almost at that point of sweet sleep, you will hear the sound of a baby crying outside your window. It will sound very much like a baby or a toddler crying, sometimes the kid will be calling for help. Now you being the good Samaritan, will go outside to help the little one, just as you reach the kid, he looks up at you with red eyes and a mouth full of razor sharp teeth and you will never be seen again.
Some say they kill and eat you right there, while others say they drag you to hell.
The moral of this story? Stay in bed and mind your own business.
Jinn

The Jinn which is peculiar to the north is said to have an Islamic background, most popular in boarding schools that have a majority of Muslims.
No one is sure what they look like, but it is agreed that they are very small, sometimes invincible and mostly live on trees and anthills.
They are believed to attack young ladies who leave their hair uncovered (unclad) especially when they pass under a tree.
Myths have it that it also attacks, if you step on their house or children or pour water on them, and don’t apologize. The question and irony of this is how does one even apologize when you don’t even know you did anything. Lol

Tossing Your Tooth Up A Roof

When a child looses a tooth in Nigeria, unlike in the western world with Europeans who put it under the pillow and wait for the tooth fairy, children throw their teeth onto the roof
This is how most children were told to dispose off their baby or “milk” teeth. A wish is often made as the child throws the tooth.

Whistling At Night

In some parts of Nigeria, whistling (making music/melody without singing) is a no no because you will wake the dead, who will whistle back at you and just may escort you back to their graves.
Another belief is that you will be calling snakes to you, and you won’t be able to control them.

Mammy Water


Quite similar to Disney’s little mermaid, a Nigerian Myth has it that a river goddess who is described as a beautiful and graceful being, is half human and half fish.
However, this goddess is not a doe eyed princess looking for her true love, instead she’s out for an easy slave to carry back to her watery kingdom to serve her and her sisters for as long as they wish.
Another myth is that, if you find one brushing her hair by the beach at night, she will swim away and leave her comb behind, if you pick up this comb, she will appear to you in your dreams asking for it back, in exchange for money, any amount you want.

Looking In The Mirror At Night


Legend being passed on from one generation to the next has it that at night, mirrors open the door to the underworld, ruled by dark forces and there goes the soul of the deceased.
It is believed that if you look in the mirror at night, you will see spirits, and evil. And the more you look at them, the stronger they will be nourished by your energy, which can supposedly help to break them from another world.

Pregnant Women

Most cultures and tribes have their own rules and beliefs when it comes to pregnant women. Nigerians are no different.
In some cultures, like the Ijaw and Yorubas, a pregnant woman is not allowed to see a masquerade because they believe that the baby will look like a masquerade when it is born.
Also in some places, when a pregnant woman is sitting with her legs out, you must not cross her legs, the reason? The baby might look like you or bad luck will follow the child. -

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Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by goodlifehyd(m): 6:05pm On May 19
Some of this things ain't real but surely got its own advantages just imagine a pregnant woman sighting a masquerade at night, she fit comot belle put for hand run.



Meanwhile the view from the top looks great grin

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Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by jBama(f): 6:05pm On May 19
This is classical
Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by UndisputedBosom: 6:05pm On May 19
Akuku-uwa

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Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by Nobody: 6:05pm On May 19
Most of these stories are from boarding schools.

I remember when we had to camp for WAEC back then in high school (Livingstone model college ikorodu) We would always tell stories about how mysterious beings lurk in the dark at night and bla bla bla...

Well we had an unfortunate encounter with one that hung on our bus from a cemetery at ikorodu on our way back from exam hall. grin

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Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by Ezedon(m): 6:06pm On May 19
I never know
Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by Franzinni: 6:06pm On May 19
Don't leave shoes outside overnight because spirits will come borrow them for their parties and it will be dirty in the morning...

I found out it was a good way of making kids keep their shoes indoors

Another one don't put that whiteish thing from a dog's eye in yours because you will start to see spirits...

Another one.... Don't look under your legs... You will see spirits...

Even till date some people still falling for things like this.....

Remember killer number?

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Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by Tonyclems(m): 6:06pm On May 19
correct......
Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by korel9: 6:07pm On May 19
That small girl for inside that mirror just spoil show for person.

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Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by Emily22: 6:08pm On May 19
D mirror is kinda real....though not all the time
Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by iammrjaai(m): 6:08pm On May 19
chaii....them finish me that time
Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by RealHaute: 6:08pm On May 19
Indeed. By the way, Folakemigeh usually pronounces indeed as Ndidi. Smh for that girl.
Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by madjam(m): 6:08pm On May 19
now na don know abi
Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by rekeson: 6:09pm On May 19
U see how easy it is to program a human mind with lies...

A true testament to the fact that most of the beliefs we hold dear today might just be lies passed down to us by our ancestors long gone.

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Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by Dharniel(m): 6:09pm On May 19
There's a whole lot of these superstitious beliefs in the mind of kids in this generation, even some of our so called elders still buys the idea of some of them.

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Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by delishpot: 6:09pm On May 19
grin point of correction op it is LADY koikoi
And the one you call Jinn is known as Bush baby
What about crossing someone's legs?

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Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by mamajaz(f): 6:09pm On May 19
First to comment ohhhhh
Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by BrutalJab: 6:09pm On May 19
Nonsensical post.


Most of them are true

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Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by Nobody: 6:10pm On May 19
So make we fry cassava? undecided
Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by Desdola(m): 6:10pm On May 19
Very true
Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by LordOfNaira: 6:10pm On May 19
If you like horror stories, check my signature and get SCARED.

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Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by ItalianWine(f): 6:10pm On May 19
grin
Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by Aikon: 6:10pm On May 19
Emily22:
D mirror is kinda real....though not all the time
hmm

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Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by slurryeye2: 6:11pm On May 19
If you don't put the myth of Egbere (bush baby) that lives in the forest, your list is not complete. Myth has it that he always carry a mat everywhere he goes, that if one could steal the mat from him, such person will be wealthy beyond imagination. The problem is, it is very difficult to steal the mat, and if one does, the bush baby will use cry to finish the person's life until they give back the mat.

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Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by donnie(m): 6:11pm On May 19
grin
Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by PROWESX(m): 6:12pm On May 19
.

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Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by akinz4u(m): 6:12pm On May 19
Op letme add one
Heard if u spread ur legs wide open and bend ur head to look underneath in between your legs for MARKET place, dat u go see Dead people, Ghost etc... Lol...Fear no gree me try am till today I no care weda Na myth or fiction.
Just want to leave mata for Mathias, me no wan Gobe...

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Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by 9jakohai(m): 6:12pm On May 19
One time, in the year 198-....I looked at a mirror at 12 midnight.

Did something bad happen to me?

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Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by Switup: 6:12pm On May 19
grin


Lady koi koi sha.... Heard loads bout her mysteries but unfortunately, i never saw her in person. I guess now she has become a slay queen cheesy

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Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by rawpadgin(m): 6:12pm On May 19
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Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by heenriiy19(m): 6:12pm On May 19
True true
Re: Throwback: The Most Bizarre Nigerian Freaky Myths Children Ever Heard (funny) by oshe11(m): 6:13pm On May 19
OP go to warri and ask for Igbudu Monkey, then U go knw say Pregnant Women na myth wen turn REALITY grin


My Mum told me then that if as a Boy U serve food from POT, U go develop BREAST.....grin


If U knock ur senior for Head, ur hand go dey shake continously...

If U bite someone and the person rob Fowl Sh*t for the place, ur teeth go PULL grin

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