IGBO PROBLEMS ARE IGBO MADE
Igbo Traditional Religion replaced,
By Christianity and Islam.
Dashiki and baba riga replaced ogodu.
Okporoko, stockfish, became panla.
Nwanne na nwanne became aso ebi.
Ogba tim tim, now okada.
Why not adaka, since the rider,
And passenger is holding onto,
Each other, like primates?
Igbo problems created by Igbos.
Say kedu in Abuja to an Igbo brother,
He responds, “I am well men.”
Say kedu in New York to an Igbo brother,
He responds, “I am blessed.”
Say kedu to an Igbo sister in Paris,
She replies, “Je vais bien.”
Say kedu, to an Igbo in London,
“Please, I don’t understand Igbo.”
“Don’t you speak English?”
Igbo problems are Igbo made.
Igbos gave up their religion.
Igbos gave up their mode of dressing.
Igbos replaced Igbo words with foreign words.
Igbos stopped speaking Igbo to their children.
Now, Igbo Children cannot speak Igbo.
Why wouldn’t the Hausa-Fulanis think?
That Igbos will also give up their land,
To be turned into cattle colonies,
Or worse still cattle ranches,
If Igbos gave up their language and culture.
It is never too late for Igbos,
To reclaim their cultural heritage.
Igbo Schools in New York, London, Abuja, and Lagos,
Will never accomplish as much as,
Speaking Igbo to your children,
From birth, at home, in public places,
And exposing them to Igbo Culture,
History, traditions, and other Igbos.
If you don’t speak Igbo to your children,
Igbo language will become extinct.