- A Nigerian man and his white friend have both made people laugh as the former tried to teach the foreigner Yoruba
- In a video that has gone viral, the white man repeated everything the Nigerian said in a funnily pronounced way
- Bukky Wright who shared the video said that Nigerians ought to be proud of their languages as the white man could not even speak their language correctly
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The video of a white man trying hard to speak the Yoruba language has stirred massive reactions on social media.
In a clip shared by Nigerian Actress Bukky Wright, a Nigerian man stood behind a white man as he reeled out Yoruba expressions.
They both laughed
The white man repeated every phrase the Nigerian man said. Hard as he tried, his pronunciation still came out funnily.
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During the short video, the Nigerian man recited a known Nigerian didactic poem that emphasised the need to be hardworking.
After their performance, the two laughed hard. Nigerians took to the comment section to say they really found the man's attempt at the language hilarious.
Watch the video below:
Social media users react
At the time of writing this report, the video has generated close to 300 comments with thousands of views.
We compiled some of the reactions below:
"Be proud of yourself. Language is power."
"This completed my day. Thanks for sharing ma'am."
"Theirs is even worst, he couldn’t say a word correctly."
"Will you be happy if one of your children can't speak English?"
Oyinbo lady wows many with her Yoruba proficiency
Meanwhile, we earlier reported that a video of an Oyinbo professor speaking Yoruba as she conversed with the Ooni of Ife sparked debate on social media.
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The female academic showed no shyness as she did her best to keep up with the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi; (Ọjájá II) as they discussed the Yoruba culture. People around them stared with interest as the two conversed uninterrupted.
The Oyinbo lady was identified as Professor Dame Karin Barber, a lecturer of the Department of African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham, UK.