“It is draining, sometimes it hurts my nerves” – Actress, Adunni Ade responds to people asking her to speak Yoruba (WATCH)


Nigerian-American actress and model Adunni Ade shares the kind of impression she gets when people ask her to speak the Yoruba language in public.

Discussing in an interview with Channels Television, the actress stated that she feels upset and embarrassed when she speaks English and people ask her to speak Yoruba instead. It is draining when people demands she interacts to them in Yoruba.

Adunni Ade

She noted that English is the first language known in Nigeria, thus, the local languages should be kept for reserve. According to her, some speak rudely to her when they want her to speak Yoruba.

Adunni explained that she gets compliments like she doesn’t resembles what she sounds like on many occasions.

Adunni Ade

She acknowledged her father for bringing her to Nigeria to learn the culture, language and the people’s lifestyle in general.

The actress’ response about people demanding she speaks Yoruba forcefully has ignited lot of speculations online. Many netizens opined she speaks Yoruba in movies but why is it an issue for her to communicate with people in Yoruba.

See comments below,

@osaahon She speaks good Yoruba language in those yeye YouTube movies.

@priscastyling But I thought she speaks Yoruba well, for someone that’s mixed, I think she’s trying

@ololade_schokolade Shes saying its draining when people demand it of her, I totally get it, it’s like people want you to do exam for them, and it happens over and over again it is definitely draining

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