White Guy Shocks Nigerians by Speaking African Language

So this month I’ve been spending some time learning Yoruba, just one of the over 500 languages spoken in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country. I was interested in Yoruba because as a strictly tonal language, Yoruba being pronounced Yorùbá, it’s an amazing challenge to learn to speak and it reminds me a lot of Mandarin Chinese.

Then I decided to go and find some Nigerians to practice with and…we had a good time! People were really surprised when I started speaking Yoruba, one of the biggest African languages, with them. Finally I tried Nigerian food for the first time and it was incredible.

Next time, we’ll do this in Nigeria!

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