Why I Hate Speaking Yoruba – Actress Adunni Ade


Renowned Nollywood actress, Adunni Ade, has opened up about her struggles with speaking the Yoruba language.

She cited it as draining and occasionally nerve-wracking.

In an appearance on Channels Television’s Morning Brief, the actress, born to a German-American mother and a Nigerian father of Yoruba descent, expressed a preference for English, Nigeria’s lingua franca.

Ade emphasized the dominance of English in Nigeria, suggesting that other languages should take a back seat.

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Despite her challenges with Yoruba, she acknowledged her father’s efforts in exposing her to Nigerian culture and language.

She said, “Speaking Yoruba is draining, sometimes it hurts my nerves. The first language that we know in Nigeria is English. Let’s put all the other languages aside.”

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