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Igbo Comics and Art

The purpose of the page Nkaigbo is to showcase artwork that encompasses Igbo culture and people. Below is a collection of some of the work featured on the page. Full credit is given to the artist. We’re currently looking to create more content regarding Igbo literature in the form of comics, illustrated stories, and infographics. If you’d like to learn how you could take part contact: ndiibotv@outlook.com

Comic strips by OKWUID

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LEARN IGBO: Daily Routine #5

 

Tips for learning:

Sụọ Igbo

  1. Listen to the audio
  2. Listen to the audio again whilst following the Igbo text
  3. Once you think you’ve grasped the script, read the Igbo text aloud
  4. Interpret the text with the translation and keywords

DAILY ROUTINE

 

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Ụtụtụ ọma Good morning
Ibolachi Good morning
Ehihe ọma Good afternoon
Mgbede ọma Good evening
Abali ọma Good night
Ka chi fo Bye
Kọ di Bye
Kọ di echi Till tomorrow

WELCOME

 

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Ọlịaa Hello
Ibiago Welcome
Nnọọ Welcome

ASKING HOW ARE YOU

 

 

Kedu k’i mere (Kedu ka i mere)

Also (kedu k’i di)

How are you?
A di mma I’m fine
Ọdi mma It’s fine
Obi di m ụtọ i hu gi It’s nice to meet you
A hu be hu m gi ọtụtụ oge Long-time no see

PLEASE AND THANKS

 

 

Ịmeela Thank you
Daalụ Thank you
Ndo Sorry
Mba No
Ee/Oo Yes
Biko Please
Jis ike keep it up/stay well
Ngwanu OK

EXPRESSING UNDERSTANDING

 

 

Ị aghotara ihe m kwuru? Did you understand what I said?
Mba, aghotaghi m (ihe i kwuru) No I don’t understand wat you said
Ee, aghotara m (ihe i kwuru) Yes I understood what you said
Nyere m aka! Help me!

Paschal, imeela nke ukwu!

More content to be added soon. If there are any questions or issues see contact.

©Free online Igbo learning transcripts, with audio and Igbo to English translations. Do not attempt to sell.

BACK TO MAIN PAGE: https://okwuid.com/learnigboonline/ 

LEARN IGBO BASICS ONLINE: AUDIO TRANSCRIPTS #1 (INTRODUCTION)

To learn more visit: LEARN IGBO ONLINE

Below are aids for those who wish to practice and learn basic Igbo.

The best way to learn is to;

  1. Listen to the audio
  2. Listen to the audio again whilst following the Igbo text
  3. Once you think you’ve grasped the script,  read the Igbo text aloud
  4. Interpret the text with the translation and key words

More content to be added soon. If there are any issues see contact.

INTRODUCTIONS AND GREETINGS

#1 CHISOM – TYPICAL INTRO

Ndi banyi, ndeewo nu. Aha m bu Chisom.

A bu m onye Owerri na Imo steeti, mana ebi m na London.

A di m afo iri abuo.

Anọ m na Mahadum, a na m a gụọ asụsu Igbo.

A na m a ru oru ebe ha na ire ahịa

A na m a gụọ egwu/ A na m eme ihe egwuregwu

Ana m anụ mana asụkwa asụsu Igbo obere.

Hello everyone, my name is Chisom.

I am from Owerri, in Imo state, but I live in London.

I am twenty years old, I’m at university studying the Igbo language.

I work in a shop (direct: I work where they sell market)

I’m a singer/I’m an athlete

I can understand and speak a little Igbo.

Onye Person/who
Mana But
Ebi m na… I live in…
A di m afo …. I am … years old
Anọ m I am (location)
Mahadum University
Gụọ asụsu Igbo To study Igbo
Oru Work
Ebe Where/place
Ire Sell
Ahịa Market
Gụọ egwu Study/play music
Ihe Thing
Eme Do/make
Asụsu Language
Obere Small

#2 SHORT SPORTS DESCRIPTION

Ano m nihe gbasara egwuruegwu di iche iche (ndi beke nakpo sports) dika igwu mmiri, igba oso na egwuruegwu ukwu.

I’m into different activities (English people call sports) like swimming, running and football.

Na In
Gbasara About/Concerning
Egwuruegwu Activities
Di iche iche Different
Ndi Beke Foreigners/British
Nakpo Call(ed)
Dika Like/Similar to
Igwu Mmiri Swimming
Igba Oso Running
Egwuruegwu Ukwu Football

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WHERE TO LEARN IGBO IN LONDON??

K’anyi suo Igbo…

Let’s speak Igbo

Many Igbos, particularly within the diaspora, struggle to speak Igbo. This can be attributed to several factors, some of which were highlighted on the 1st episode of OkwuID’s discussion panel; Is the Igbo Language Dying

Language is a pivotal part of any culture or ethnic group. For us to ensure the survival of “Igboness” itself we must not let our language die out.

For those who are based within the London area, below are a list of Igbo learning resources to aid in your quest to learn, improve and/or practice your Igbo.

For free online Igbo lessons by Okwu ID click here

To Enrol on OKWU ID’s personalised Igbo Language and History Course
Click link: Online Igbo language, history and culture course
The course will be a pilot with a maximum capacity of 10 students, first come first serve.
Course outline: The draft course currently includes
  • Igbo history/cultural lessons – live-streamed (ability to ask questions) and download 
  • Igbo language lessons – live streamed and downloadable 
  • Lesson plan (workbook) –  Online/Printable  
  • Weekly call sessions with teacher (max 30 mins)
  • Exam
To register interest please contact: okwuid@outlook.com

IGBO SCHOOLS:

Classes Hosted by Next Generation Naijas

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https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/next-generation-naijas-17676190219 (Eventbrite page)

https://www.facebook.com/nextgen9ja/ 

 

 

 

Classes Hosted by ICSN

http://icsn.co.uk/about-us/our-work/language-school/

For more details or to register contact. school@icsn.co.uk

 

 

Classes Hosted by YIWA
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Visit www.yiwa.co.uk for more information on how to apply.

 

 

 

Classes Hosted by SOAS
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Not currently running. Please contact godsonbima@yahoo.co.uk for more details.

https://www.soas.ac.uk/lwwcetl/materials/africa/colloquial-igbo.html

 

IGBO LESSONS ONLINE:
Lessons Hosted by ILC igbo1logo[1]
https://www.igboteacher.com

 

ONLINE IGBO LANGUAGE RESOURCES (FREE):

 

USEFUL IGBO WEBSITES/ SOURCES

EZINAULO.COM – Focused on adults teaching themselves Igbo

IGBOPODCAST  – Ọjị Abịala: An Igbo Podcast takes a revamped an innovative approach towards learning to speak the Igbo language guaranteed to make you at least conversant.

NWA ADA IGBO – Igbo language and cultural Instagram

IGBO FOCUS  – Learn Igbo basics online

AKWUKWO – Teaching children Igbo

 

IGBO LANGUAGE MUSICIANS

Igbo Gospel:

Igbo Entrepreneurship: Sophia Enyi – Essysevents.com

sophia (2)Sophia Enyi, OkwuID panel member and young Igbo entrepreneur launches Essy Events, an events management company in London. Essysevents.com

Igbos are known for being enterprising and being born in the UK hasn’t seemed to stop that. Sophia has taken a dive into a non-traditional career path to pursue what she truly enjoys.

Essy Events provides events planning services including: birthdays, wedding receptions and corporate dinner parties.

 

The company launch is to take place on the 11th November 2017.

Tickets to the launch show are £5 and are available online at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/essys-showcase-x-launch-tickets-38441206684?ref=eios&aff=eios

Proceeds from the event will go to the Grenfell Tower victims.