I feel like a glutton. I weigh 74kg and its my heaviest ever and I have no idea how to loose it. When I was almost due with my first son I weighed about 72 so you can imagine how much I have added. I thought I was ok and just needed to loose my tummy..until I climbed my scale,,,Now I know it just aint a tummy matter..help?
I watched living in bondage yesterday. It was interesting to watch the first naija home movie. It was funny to see how archaic outfits from the early 90’s looked. Also, it interesting how the actors have all added a little weight and changed over the years. I also find it a bit sad that there are hardly any movies acted in Igbo anymore. You see the marketers of most Nigerian Movies(who are mostly Igbo traders) decided that acting films in English would be more profitable as it would appeal to a wider audience. Now though I understand that but why can’t there be some films in Igbo. A lot of Yoruba and Hausa films are still produced and are doing really well.
I just think my people (Ibo) have a complex; I mean we would rather speak English than our mother tongue. Its almost like we are ashamed of our origin. A Yoruba person will toast a babe in Yoruba but ndi igbo will say its razz. You can see a pure aje butter Yoruba person speaking fluently but my people ? even the one that can speak will form oyibo..My aunt was telling me how she saw a young ibo boy with his parents. She greeted the boy saying “kedu” (how are you) and the boy answered her saying my name is not kedu? This is a child born and raised in Nigeria.
Please Ndi Igbo lets be proud of our heritage. The other day a comedian was saying that Igbo people can’t say a sentence without putting a English word. Sad but true. Its only in Igbo land that you will see people greeting each other saying Good morn, Good aft or Good Efenin… (I just found out that good afternoon is osisioma; but who says that?). .
This is a wake up call .Igbo people; our language is dying; don’t allow anyone make you feel your language is inferior. I speak my language wherever its appropriate; and if people harass me I tell them to speak their own. I however think it is wrong when people start speaking one language when not everyone in the gathering understands it…as it could be rude. All Nigerians wake up too, it could happen to your language I have friends from Akwa Ibom who are purposely not speaking Ibibio to their kids; reason being that “I don’t want her to have an Ibibio accent’; hogwash ..My mum speaks fluent Igbo and Yoruba .and when you hear her speak English their not a drop of any ethnicity in it. I have friends from plateau who speak hausa but have no interest in their own language (Hausa is spoken generally in the North but only a small percentage of Northerners are actually hausa). Personally I think every Nigerian should speak their tribal language and have a little knowledge of others (at least be able to respond to how are you or say thank you in several Nigerian languages)
When I think of Welsh, Irish, Scottish and Latin; I think of dead languages don’t let the same happen to our beautiful mother tongues.
How many of us or/and our children can fluently speak our mother tongue?pls respond