Dec 2017 – Okwu ID hosted the 1st Young Igbo Forum (London UK) the question elaborated in this video: Has the rise of Christianity amongst the Igbos come at the expense of Igbo (Nigerian) culture? Audience discussion.
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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
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)
To register interest please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes Hosted by Next Generation Naijas
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/next-generation-naijas-17676190219 (Eventbrite page)
Classes Hosted by ICSN
For more details or to register contact. email@example.com
Classes Hosted by YIWA
Visit www.yiwa.co.uk for more information on how to apply.
Classes Hosted by SOAS
Not currently running. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
IGBO LESSONS ONLINE:
Lessons Hosted by ILC
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
(Onye Ozi = the Messenger)
A naive Nigerian man excitedly joins his fiancee in the UK after years of being apart, believing that formidable success awaits him in London. When his
IKO NSO is a comedy movie filled with so many funny scenes. Watch as Imo the holy boy tries to fight different types of temptation that comes his way.
Ibezim brought his elder brother (Ezennunu) from the village to help him succeed but instead he brought havoc into his brother’s marriage and caused their separation
More to be added soon.