“Mambo ni matatu” is a catchy phrase that has been trending on social media in Kenya, and Kenyans can’t get enough of it. When a trendy phrase goes viral, you will find yourself using it in normal conversations with peers or friends. But there is now an international community that doesn’t know the meaning or origin of the phrase.
In this article, we will decode the true meaning of the phrase.
“Mambo ni Matatu” origin
The phrase “Mambo ni matatu” originated in Kenya, and it can be traced back to the president’s speech. Social media users have taken it further, and you can find the phrase almost everywhere.
“Mambo ni Matatu” meaning
The phrase “Mambo ni Matatu” is taken from the Swahili language. “Mambo” means things while “Matatu” means three in English. So when we say “Mambo ni matatu” it means there are three things. Sarcastically, we can all relate to this phrase since it is relatable in all aspects of our daily lives.
Expect to see the phrase trending on social media in 2023.