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 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

IGBO SCHOOLS:

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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
  1. Igbo history/cultural lessons – live-streamed (ability to ask questions) and download 
  2. Igbo language lessons – live streamed and downloadable 
  3. Lesson plan (workbook) –  Online/Printable  
  4. Weekly call sessions with teacher (max 30 mins)
  5. Exam

To register interest please contact: okwuid@outlook.com (6 spaces left)

Classes Hosted by ICSN

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

 

Classes Hosted by SOAS
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Unknown if currently running. Please contact godsonbima@yahoo.co.uk for more details. Material can be found here: https://www.soas.ac.uk/lwwcetl/materials/africa/colloquial-igbo.html

IGBO LESSONS ONLINE:
Lessons Hosted by ILC igbo1logo[1]
https://www.igboteacher.com/index.php/courses/igbo-course-1
Lessons Hosted by REMEC
http://www.remec.org/igbo-language-culture-classes/#comment-7553 

ONLINE IGBO LANGUAGE RESOURCES (FREE):

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.

Bobrisky vs Okwu ID

 

Gossip Nigeria and many other online blogging streams have reported the response of the Snapchat personality Bobrisky (Okuneye Idris Olarenwaju) who was briefly mentioned in episode 3 of OkwuID discussion on colourism.gosspip

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

In the snapchat rant Bobrisky proceeded in making homophobic comments directed at one of the OkwuID cast members. He also attacked another cast member who made no adverse comments directly towards the skin bleaching advocate.

OkwuID is a UK based platform where we as Nigerians exercise our right to discuss issues that we deem important. With reports suggesting that close to 80% of Nigerian women bleach using cancer-causing agents that can damage organs and can negatively affect foetal development, we wholeheartedly condemn the use of skin bleaching and skin bleaching advocacy/promotion.
We also condemn the homophobic remarks made by Bobrisky.

As youth of the Nigerian diaspora, we recognise the negative connotations that many western media outlets have historically and currently given black skin. It is essential for the African psyche to move past the colonial dogma that “lighter is better”. We realise that personalities like Bobrisky use bleaching promotion as a means to gain wealth, however this often comes with a lack of regard for those (particularly young women) that may be influenced by him.
We understand that there are many other notable Nigerians who bleach and we extend our condemnation to their bleaching promotion too.
Ultimately, part of OkwuID’s aim is to build the self-esteem of particularly young Nigerians. We want to encourage our people to see the beauty in their black skin and to truly learn to love, nurture and appreciate it the way it is.