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Fathia Balogun Williams In New BBC Yoruba Interview

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Feb 21, 2018 – Faithia Balogun Williams In BBC Yoruba Interview Video

Check out Nollywood actress Fathia Balogun Williams’s first Interview with BBC News Yoruba.

Days after the media giant launched Igbo and Yoruba service, Fathia was one of the Nollywood stars to be invited for an interview at BBC office in Lagos.

Hear her speak Yoruba language fluently in the interview video below.



  1. Julie Igwenor

    February 21, 2018 at 1:14 AM

    I don’t like BBC Yoruba or Igbo. The concept is too local. LEt them mix a bit of English to make it easy to under. Dis interview is boring

    • Jilo

      February 22, 2018 at 5:34 PM

      The fact that you want that interview to be conducted in English simply implies that you have chosen and placed foreign language over your own language which is bad. I have lived in Whiteman’s Country going to three decades now. I never appreciated my language until when I saw people from other culture trying to learn my language. When you come across some people asking you whether you are an Ibo or Yoruba then, you will look back that you’ve left something behind which is yours culture.

      One of my College Professor once told me, if you are a black man try to feel good about yourself, your culture and your language. That is the only way of your identity. We cannot just throw away our language just because we have been brainwatch by white men to choose English language as a medium of communication. Julie, let me tell you this, proofing yourself to be the best in English Language does not change anything about you. It is just a way of White people trying to enslave you. If any man can take your language and your culture, that is it, you are no more than a Slave. White people only respect brain. They respect you based on what you can offer. There are lot of Americans now going to Chinese School trying to learn Chinese language. Do you know why? because the China has been foreseen as the leading economy in the next decades. The Americans are learning their language to have better trade relations with them.

      I was once like you by not appreciating my culture until when I travelled to Oyinbo Country. Now, I love watching traditional movies more because it makes me feel connected to my homeland. Sister Julie try to go by your language first. Although there is nothing wrong being bi-lingual but your language should come first. There are some world leaders who never communicate in English yet they have a strong tie with the English. Russian President addresses his people in Russian language, so also French President, German President and Chinese President. They hire English translator if they want the information to be aired in English. We Nigerians are one of the few Countries who still feels strongly connected with colonial master’s language. Chinese people also use their language as method of instruction in their school and they are doing just great.

  2. fifelomo

    February 21, 2018 at 6:44 AM

    That’s nice.

  3. paul olabisi

    February 21, 2018 at 8:05 AM

    THIS MESSAGE IS FOR JULIE IGWENOR why is you nigerian you don’t respect you own things is only things that come for ILU OYINBO you like WHY?. Iam staying in LONDON now. if come you will see alot of OYINBO PEOPLE sleep on the street.Pleased don’t think they are better than you.OK

  4. Junaid

    February 21, 2018 at 8:34 PM

    Bbc yoruba project, what is it about.

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