It’s a Sin to Speak Phonetics: Controversial Nigerian Evangelist Warns People in Video, Stirs Reactions

It’s a Sin to Speak Phonetics: Controversial Nigerian Evangelist Warns People in Video, Stirs Reactions

  • Videos of a Nigerian cleric condemning phonetical speaking has stirred massive reactions on social media
  • In the clips, the woman labelled phonetics a sin, saying Nigerians should stop trying to speak like the Americans
  • Many Nigerians found her submission very funny as they pointed out that she is guilty of the same thing she criticised

A Nigerian cleric has gone online to speak about the dream that she had. In two videos, the woman narrated her dream.

The woman said she saw many people in her dream twisting their tongues to imitate the way white people talk.

Many people disagreed with her.
The woman said people should stop speaking phonetics. Photo source: @instablog9ja
Source: Instagram

Speak like yourself

She stated that she had a strong rebuke telling them that what they are doing is not good. The woman cited a verse in the bible.

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The evangelist said:

“Wherever you are watching me right now, it is a very simple and straightforward message; God does not want us to speak phonetics. Speak the way you know you can.”

Those who are exempted

She, however, said that Africans born abroad who are already attuned to the way foreigners speak are exempted as that was how they were brought up.

The evangelist even imitated the way Nigerians who have just been abroad speak when they come back home.

Watch the videos below (swipe): compiled some of the reactions below:

princessjaydiran said:

"We should kuku not do anything again."

iam_nabby said:

"You see what Wole soyinka said about religion."

favour_ojor said:

"Mummy the dreamer, so I've been dragged to the porteux porteux."

9_11_90s said:

"This woman is the gatekeeper of hell. You can’t tell me she’s not there."

amma_the_duchess said:

"But mummy GO It’s like I’m hearing a lirru sprinkle of phonetics as you are talking oh."

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pelvixbuynsell asked:

"Na everytime u and god Dey talk for dream?"

Religion is a problem

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka singled out religion as the number one problem hindering Nigerians from being liberated as 'rational beings'.

It was gathered that the venerated writer made the comment while speaking recently with a professor of African Literature, Dr. Louisa Egbunike.

He said:

“All over the place, I find that religion has been cosseted too much. And liberty has been taken by religionists, which would not be considered to other movements which are considered secularists..."


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