Nigerian Musician Translates English Bible to Pidgin, Many React as He Reads out Verses in Video

Nigerian Musician Translates English Bible to Pidgin, Many React as He Reads out Verses in Video

  • A Nigerian music teacher, painter and producer, Salem Egoh, has translated the English bible to Pidgin and many are impressed
  • The man said he wanted people to understand the bible and be impacted by the good messages embedded in it
  • According to him, it wasn't easy for to translate the bible to Pidgin but he buried the thought of discontinuing it

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A Nigerian man identified as Salem Egoh has translated the English bible to Pidgin. The man said he decided to translate the holy book so people who don't understand English can also read the bible.

Salem who is a musician said he also teaches music and works as a painter and producer. According to Salem, he grew up loving music and he is leading the life he has always dreamt of.

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Salem Egoh translated the English bible to Pidgin
Salem Egoh said he didn't tell anyone when he started the project. Photo credit: @bbcnewspidgin
Source: Instagram

In an interview with BBC News Pidgin, Salem with the Instagram handle @salemegoh said he didn't tell anyone while working on the project because he didn't want to be discouraged.

In his words:

"Most pastors that have read the Pidgin version of the bible are impressed because they have come to understand the bible more than they previously did."

In the interview, he read some verses in the Pidgin bible and it goes without saying that a lot of people will find it interesting and will definitely get their own copies.

Salem said the translation wasn't easy for him as he contemplated giving up but finally decided to continue.

In his words:

"My friends and family laughed when I read this bible to them because they were surprised."

He said the easiest verse to translate was John 11:35, which said Jesus wept.

Many are inspired

@okeosisiorji said:

"Good work."

@izoral_kitchen commented:

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"Nice one."

@evans.nwaka.9 wrote:

"Please i need this pidgin Bible please."

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Woman wows many with her artwork previously reported that a Nigerian visual artist identified on Twitter as @IjeomaOgood wowed people with her beautiful artwork which she shared on her social media platform.

She posted an adorable photo of herself alongside the masterpiece and quoted the words of her friend.

@IjeomaOgood said these were the words of her friend when she saw the painting:

"Did you name her? She deserves to travel. Be seen, to tell her stories for centuries to come. Give her a mark, inscribe a description. She will gain the fame of the like of Van Gogh's Starry Night. From pain comes this beauty. Set her free."


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