Nollywood actor Lateef Adedimeji showcases a heartwarming and culturally enriching moment as he shares a video of himself teaching his sister’s baby how to speak Yoruba, specifically the Egba dialect spoken by the people of Abeokuta. The video, shared online, captures the actor’s dedication to imparting the Yoruba language to the younger generation, even in the United States, away from the cultural hub of Nigeria.
In the footage, Adedimeji patiently engages with the little ones, attempting to teach them the intricacies of pronouncing words in the Egba dialect. The children, being in a different cultural environment, seem to find it challenging to articulate the Yoruba sounds, and their adorable attempts to mimic the language unfold in a playful and endearing manner.
The actor’s effort to instill a sense of cultural identity and linguistic connection in the younger generation, even when miles away from their homeland, reflects a commitment to preserving and passing down the rich heritage of the Yoruba language. The video not only captures a moment of linguistic education but also radiates a sense of familial warmth and unity as Lateef Adedimeji bridges the cultural gap through language.
As the children grapple with the unfamiliar sounds of Egba Yoruba, the video highlights the universality of the challenges faced by diaspora communities in maintaining cultural ties. Lateef Adedimeji’s initiative to teach Yoruba in this endearing manner resonates with viewers, showcasing the importance of cultural preservation and the enduring bonds that language creates within families, even across borders.
Lateef took to Instagram to reveal that his baby are learning very fast.
Alajo_adugbo wrote: 😂😂😂😂😂 Long stick no chook my eye, na from far we dey look ahm
Amokeade01 wrote: I’m not laughing 😂😂😂 You didn’t even teach them normal Yoruba u went to Egba Yoruba😂😂😂😂😂
Adeoba299 wrote:They looks like metro too much😍😍😮 especially that white African 😂❤️❤️❤️
Might_johnson wrote: The dark one seems smarter and would learn faster
Mustapha_hammed22 wrote: Na who know fit speak you dey tell make e complete the proverb😂😂😂
Dolapoolasojiajayi wrote: Nice one keep teaching them …small small…but this one is too hard now…baisi….igigogoro..iyen le die
Watch the video below;