LEARN IGBO BASICS ONLINE: AUDIO TRANSCRIPTS #1 (INTRODUCTION)

Below are aids for those who wish to practice and learn basic Igbo.

The best way to learn is to;

  1. Listen to the audio
  2. Listen to the audio again whilst following the Igbo text
  3. Once you think you’ve grasped the script,  read the Igbo text aloud
  4. Interpret the text with the translation and key words

More content to be added soon. If there are any issues see contact.

INTRODUCTIONS AND GREETINGS

#1 CHISOM – TYPICAL INTRO

Ndi banyi, ndeewo nu. Aha m bu Chisom.
A bu m onye Owerri na Imo steeti, mana ebi m na London.
A di m afo iri abuo.
Anọ m na Mahadum, a na m a gụọ asụsu Igbo.
A na m a ru oru ebe ha na ire ahịa
A na m a gụọ egwu/ A na m eme ihe egwuregwu
Ana m anụ mana asụkwa asụsu Igbo obere.

Hello everyone, my name is Chisom.
I am from Owerri, in Imo state, but I live in London.
I am twenty years old, I’m at university studying the Igbo language.
I work in a shop (direct: I work where they sell market)
I’m a singer/I’m an athlete
I can understand and speak a little Igbo.

Onye Person/who
Mana But
Ebi m na… I live in…
A di m afo …. I am … years old
Anọ m I am (location)
Mahadum University
Gụọ asụsu Igbo To study Igbo
Oru Work
Ebe Where/place
Ire Sell
Ahịa Market
Gụọ egwu Study/play music
Ihe Thing
Eme Do/make
Asụsu Language
Obere Small

#2 SHORT SPORTS DESCRIPTION

Ano m nihe gbasara egwuruegwu di iche iche (ndi beke nakpo sports) dika igwu mmiri, igba oso na egwuruegwu ukwu.

I’m into different activities (english people call sports) like swimming, running and football.

Na In
Gbasara About/Concerning
Egwuruegwu Activities
Di iche iche Different
Ndi Beke Foreigners/British
Nakpo Call(ed)
Dika Like/Similar to
Igwu Mmiri Swimming
Igba Oso Running
Egwuruegwu Ukwu Football

WHERE TO LEARN IGBO IN LONDON??

K’anyi suo Igbo…for

Let’s speak Igbo

Many Igbos particularly within the diaspora struggle to speak Igbo. This can be attributed to several factors, some 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.

IGBO SCHOOLS:

(At present OkwuID doesn’t offer any in class Igbo learning programmes. We are currently investigating how we can offer a cost-effective and affordable classes to add to those listed below. A two-week free taster class is scheduled in the new year, to register interest please email: ndiibotv@outlook.com).

Classes Hosted by ICSN

IMG-20171023-WA0004 Autumn 2017 Classes began on the 19th October. For more details or to register contact. school@icsn.co.uk

 

 

Classes Hosted by YIWA
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https://www.instagram.com/youngigbowomenassociation/

Info@youngigbowomenassociation.com to apply or for more info.

 

Classes Hosted by SOAS
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Unknown if currently running. Please contact godsonbima@yahoo.co.uk for more details. Material can be found here: https://www.soas.ac.uk/lwwcetl/materials/africa/colloquial-igbo.html

 

Classes Hosted by Umuada Igbo
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Unknown if currently running. Please contact http://www.umuadaigbolondon.com/contact/ for more details. http://www.umuadaigbolondon.com/igbo-school/

IGBO LESSONS ONLINE:
Lessons Hosted by ILC igbo1logo[1]
https://www.igboteacher.com/index.php/courses/igbo-course-1
Lessons Hosted by REMEC
http://www.remec.org/igbo-language-culture-classes/#comment-7553 

ONLINE IGBO LANGUAGE RESOURCES (FREE):

IGBO LANGUAGE MUSICIANS

Igbo Gospel:

Igbo Entrepreneurship: Sophia Enyi – Essysevents.com

sophia (2)Sophia Enyi, OkwuID panel member and young Igbo entrepreneur launches Essy Events, an events management company in London. Essysevents.com

Igbos are known for being enterprising and being born in the UK hasn’t seemed to stop that. Sophia has taken a dive into a non-traditional career path to pursue what she truly enjoys.

Essy Events provides events planning services including: birthdays, wedding receptions and corporate dinner parties.

 

The company launch is to take place on the 11th November 2017.

Tickets to the launch show are £5 and are available online at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/essys-showcase-x-launch-tickets-38441206684?ref=eios&aff=eios

Proceeds from the event will go to the Grenfell Tower victims.

Bobrisky vs Okwu ID

 

Gossip Nigeria and many other online blogging streams have reported the response of the Snapchat personality Bobrisky (Okuneye Idris Olarenwaju) who was briefly mentioned in episode 3 of OkwuID discussion on colourism.gosspip

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

In the snapchat rant Bobrisky proceeded in making homophobic comments directed at one of the OkwuID cast members. He also attacked another cast member who made no adverse comments directly towards the skin bleaching advocate.

OkwuID is a UK based platform where we as Nigerians exercise our right to discuss issues that we deem important. With reports suggesting that close to 80% of Nigerian women bleach using cancer-causing agents that can damage organs and can negatively affect foetal development, we wholeheartedly condemn the use of skin bleaching and skin bleaching advocacy/promotion.
We also condemn the homophobic remarks made by Bobrisky.

As youth of the Nigerian diaspora, we recognise the negative connotations that many western media outlets have historically and currently given black skin. It is essential for the African psyche to move past the colonial dogma that “lighter is better”. We realise that personalities like Bobrisky use bleaching promotion as a means to gain wealth, however this often comes with a lack of regard for those (particularly young women) that may be influenced by him.
We understand that there are many other notable Nigerians who bleach and we extend our condemnation to their bleaching promotion too.
Ultimately, part of OkwuID’s aim is to build the self-esteem of particularly young Nigerians. We want to encourage our people to see the beauty in their black skin and to truly learn to love, nurture and appreciate it the way it is.