From the Swahili:
Embe dodo sawa sawa na kisukari.
Translation: “A dodo (a type of mango) is the same as ( just as good as) a kisukari (a type of banana).
Don’t be too choosy as it is better to have something than to have absolutely nothing.
This was used to encourage people to be thankful for whatever they had however small.
Swahili is a bantu language spoken by various ethnic groups that inhabit the coastline from Coastal Kenya,Tanzania and most of east Africa. it is used as a lingua franca in much of east Africa of , meaning the total number of speakers exceeds 60 million.