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May 21, 2018

Suwakwa Igbo, Biko – It’s ‘Chioma’ not ‘Chaaoma’

Since I attended Odenigbo and heard those shocking revelations about how Igbo people are unwittingly destroying their language, I have been acting like a badly-trained policeman and forcing everyone around me to speak Igbo, especially if they are Igbo in the first place. I’m now more protective of our mother tongue and have no patience with anyone doing anything contrary. That’s why I’m sharing this experience I had in London, recently, at a naming ceremony organized by an Igbo family and attended by 99 per cent Igbos. I will compare it with a similar ceremony in the Caribbean held by…