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#OKWUFEST – Vocal Performances

OkwuFest Performances

Vocal Performances feat: Ik, Chichi (https://twitter.com/IBeChichi), Ruchi (https://twitter.com/RuchiUniverse) and Ijeoma (https://twitter.com/cocoabelow)

PREVIEW:

 

 

OKWU ID ORIGINAL SONG NTUALA M (Writers Ik, Chinye and Joel)
Performed by (Ik, Chichi, Ruchi and Joel* Guitarist)

 

Lyrics:

Ntuala m
Ntuala m
Ntuala m x 3
M jere ije na ájá,
Ana m achọ
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Where to Learn Igbo, Twi, Yoruba and Swahili In London

WHERE TO LEARN AFRICAN LANGUAGES IN LONDON

It’s often said that “Language is the road map of a culture”.
When you learn a language, you learn the essence of a people. Tonal languages in particular (which many African languages are) require you to have a nuanced and astute approach to receiving and sharing sounds.

As the world continues to globalise, in the coming decades many of the over 6000 languages currently spoken will be rendered extinct. As a language enthusiast and a lover of cultures I find this terrifying. Language is not only a person’s tool to communicate, it’s the code to a long history of a people’s experiences, emotions and understandings, which holds in it an abundance of knowledge and a unique interpretation of the world.

With that said, below is a short directory of establishments that offer different African language courses in London.

IGBO SCHOOLS:

For free online Igbo lessons by Okwu ID click here

LEARN IGBO IN LONDON

See our Article

OKWU ID directory: https://okwuid.com/2017/10/23/where-to-learn-igbo-in-london/


YORUBA SCHOOLS:

LEARN YORUBA IN LONDON:

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/nextgennaijas/

Courses on Meet UP: https://www.meetup.com/Yoruba-Lesons/


SWAHILI SCHOOLS:

LEARN SWAHILI IN LONDON:

Courses by: CITY LIT

https://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/languages/african-and-middle-east/swahili

Courses by: FloodLight

https://www.floodlight.co.uk/london/courses/swahili-courses/

Classes Hosted by SOAS
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https://www.soas.ac.uk/languagecentre/languages/swahili/


TWI SCHOOLS:

LEARN TWI IN LONDON

Courses by: 1957 Twi Club

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/project-1957-twi-club-tickets-55109373620?aff=erellivmlt

Courses by: The Ghanaian Language School

http://theghanaianlanguageschool.com/the-team/meet-us/

Others:

Others:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ga-twi-language-courses-2019-tickets-54447055609?ref=ecal

https://learngatwi.co.uk/

 

LEARN IGBO: Simple sentences and verb conjugation #9

FORMING SIMPLE SENTENCES IN IGBO

Similar to English, Igbo present tense word order is typically:

verbs

SVO

  • SUBJECT (I/He/They…etc)
  • VERB (to go/to be/…etc)
  • OBJECT (happiness(adjective)/park…etc)

 

So if I wanted to say I am a nice person. I would say:

A(I) bu m(am) ezigbo(a good) mmadu(person).

Below are some examples of Igbo verb conjugation using the verb (to be)

IGBO ENGLISH
ỊMARA MMA – TO BE GOOD LOOKING
Amara m mma I am good looking
Ị mara mma You are good looking
Ọ mara mma He/she/it is good looking
Anyị mara mma We are (group) good looking
Anyị machara mma We are (individually) good looking

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