Nigerian actress, Grace Ifemeludike, has taken to social media and advised Nigerians especially those of Igbo origin, on the need to know how to speak and write their local dialect.
According to her, anyone cannot speak and write their dialect have failed alongside their parents who were supposed to have taught them.
She wrote, “Dear “my mama say I be igbo” I apologize on behalf of your parents for depriving you the joy of originality. You may not understand they challenges of not having a true identity and not been able to identify with your kind until you go on a mission that requires communicating with your village people, devil go really mock you if na political position you dey find especially if it’s in the southeast.
Language is the first tool for socio-political influence and must not be taken for granted… Parents please reduce this too much half baked English you speak at home with your children, introduce a pattern of communication with your indigenous language.
Let them speak English with all they phonetics in school biko… We have a unique cultural heritage that must be preserved and protected by all means…
Ps. Igbo language is the sweetest in the whole world 😁❤️”