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“Speaking Yoruba is draining, sometimes it irks my nerves” — Adunni Ade says as she urges Nigerians to speak only English

Yoruba actress Adunni Ade recently stirred controversy when she expressed her discomfort with speaking the Yoruba language during an interview with Channels Television. Born to a German-American mother and a Nigerian father, Adunni politely declined the host’s request to speak her native language and explained her reasons for doing so.

In her explanation, Adunni Ade pointed out that English is the recognized language in Nigeria, urging everyone to communicate in English. She admitted that speaking Yoruba irks her nerves and shared her experience of encountering rude demands from people insisting that she speak her native language.

Despite her appearance, Adunni Ade acknowledged her ability to speak Yoruba and expressed gratitude to her father for introducing her to Nigerian culture and traditions. However, she emphasized her preference for English as the primary language of communication.

Adunni Ade’s comments have generated mixed reactions, with some individuals expressing understanding of her perspective, while others criticize her for not embracing her cultural heritage fully. This incident highlights the complexities of identity and language in Nigeria, where multiple languages and cultural backgrounds coexist.

See some reactions to her statement below

@A_RWAC said: “Why do I feel she’s trying to distance herself from being Yoruba? Or am I just getting the entire convo wrong? When she said “my father brought me to Nigeria to learn the Nigerian culture” I was like are you joking, your YouTube father brought you home to learn his culture no to learn Nigerian culture like you’re some tourist.”

@drakson_MCI wrote: “Such iconic name shouldn’t have been given to this person”

@Wesleydeycook added: “Be like sey she dey cr*ze, if no be Yoruba movies who go sabi her”

@RadicalYouthMan commented: “Nothing wokeness will not cause in Nigeria… Speaking your native language hurts your nerves ???”

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