A lady identified as Miss Chioma has amazed social media users with her international promotion of the indigenous Nigerian language.
The young woman shared a video of herself teaching Igbo language at Southwest University, Chongqing, China.
Chioma, who is a lecturer at the institution was taking a class of primary school kids who visited the university as part of their intercultural programme.
She was speaking Mandarin – which is the lingua franca in China – and particularly taught Chinese students how to greet, show appreciation and sing in Igbo.
The educationist gave brief background details of what the Igbo people are notable for back in Nigeria and said that when next they meet, she will tell them more about the Igbo culture and her homeland.
She concluded by singing a popular Igbo song and rhyme while trying to get the kids to join her.
Chioma shared the clip with the caption; “See how I teach Chinese kids Igbo on Southwest University intercultural program.”
Watch the clip below:
Meanwhile, a Yoruba man known as Komolafe has recounted how his plans to marry an Igbo girl was shattered due to tribal differences.
He said they were barred from getting married to each other by his lover’s parents after learning of his tribe.
According to the young man, his fiancee was flogged and harrassed because she insisted on going ahead with the marriage.
Komolafe who shared his story on Twitter said that his babe’s mother even called him several times to issue him warning to leave their daughter alone.
He said that after everything that happened, he and his girlfriend came to the conclusion that they cannot work so they decided to go their separate ways.
Komolafe also shared screenshots of a conversation on WhatsApp to backup his claim.
He wrote; “I was supposed to Marry an Igbo Lady, at d Mention of my tribe to her Dad, He vehemently refused. She did all she could, she was flogged, Harassed & ostracized by her fam. Her mum called several times to warn me, based on the fuss at home. We held on together amidst all d uproar.
But at a point, we both knew we can’t work & had to let go. Those were d worst time of my life as I couldn’t imagine letting go a woman I was sure I loved after my Grandma. In all of this, i wondered why d man hated my tribe so much. Now i know better & i am not angry anymore.”