Nigerian singer, Olanrewaju Fasasi popularly known as Sound Sultan, has taken to social media to reveal the reason he declared Yoruba language as the lingua franca in his home.
For many Nigerian parents, grooming their children to speak perfect English is often a goal many people try their best to achieve. For this Nigerian musician however, it is the importance of culture.
He recently opened up about how he got carried away with making sure his children grow up with silver spoons and in all of that, failed to pass down the culture through their language. He went on to state that he has declared only Yoruba be spoken in their house.
He wrote: "I just realized while I was fulfilling this big dream of bringing my kids up as aje butters who speak fluent English, I have fallen short of upholding my duties in passing down the culture through the language of yoruba . ...yoruba is now the lingua franca in my house!!!! #culturalday #mayowa #bidemi"
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Many Africans especially Nigerians believe in the need to be proud of one's heritage by knowing and representing one's culture at any given opportunity. For Iroko boss, Jason Njoku, however, it isn't necessarily so.
Unlike Sound Sultan, he doesn't really see the need for his kids to speak their native language. He recently lefty many people triggered after he took to Twitter platform to reveal that neither him nor his children know how to speak Igbo and that he is totally fine with it. He went on to state that his children are currently learning foreign languages.
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