Yoruba Tongue Twisters

Original: Opo lopo opolo lo ni opolo lopo lopo.
English: A lot of frogs have plenty of brains.
Original: Opolopo Opolo ni ko mo pe opolopo Opolo lopo.
English: Many frogs don't know that most frogs have a brain.
Original: Obo n'gb'Obo g'ope, ko f'iru Obo bo Obo l'enu. T'i ko ba tete gb'obo bo'gbe, Obo yio gbe o bo'gbe.
English: A monkey carries another monkey up the palm tree, put the monkeys tail in the Monkeys mouth. If you do not quickly carry the Monkey into the forest, the Monkey will carry you into the forest.
Original: Mo ra dodo n'ido, mo je dodo n'Ido. Mo wa f'owo dodo p'a mo ni dodo n'idodo n'ido.
English: I bought a fried plantain in Ido, I ate a fried plantain in Ido. I rubbed my oily hands on the navel of the (fried) plantain seller in Ido.
Original: Bísí bá bàbá bo bàtà.
English: Bísí helped the father take off his shoes.
Original: Dàdá tutu bí eye àdàbà.
English: Dàdá (name of a boy) is gentle like a dove.
Original: Fêmí ferànan fìlà funfun.
English: Fêmí(name of a person) likes white hats.
Original: Gbénga gé igi gíga.
English: Gbénga (name of a boy) cut down the tall tree.