When you hear the name Bukom Banku in Ghana you cannot help but chuckle to yourself. This larger than life boxer has coined such grandiose idioms and pearls of wisdom that after reading his quotes you are left confused and dazed as he pummels you with his unique English phrases a lot like what he does in the boxing ring, his words will leave you knocked out. Bukom Banku is outrageous and very funny.
I have compiled some of my favourite quotes from Bukom Banku, who describes himself as a ‘self taught English speaker.’
In an interview with KSM Ghana’s answer to Jay Leno and the Saturday Night Live genre of comedic entertainment.
He asked Bukom:
“Where did you learn all this English”
Bukom: “Is my own mentality. I have the Bukom Dictionary. Anytime I wake up in the morning I teach my own self.”
Bukom Banku speaks in Pigin English which is a language mainly spoken by the youth (All social classes) in Ghana. According to him, he has never been to school but has succeeded in creating his own “Bukom Dictionary” which only he truly understands.