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Pix Stories from the Motherland: N’agbanyeghi nsogbu

Pix Stories from the Motherland: N’agbanyeghi nsogbu

“The song you just heard was taught to us as little girls. Our grandparents say their grandparents taught them too. We are teaching our children as well. “We look after each other like sisters. N’agbanyeghi nsogbu obula anyi n’enwe, this ...

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Pix Stories from the Motherland: Ike agwugo’m

Pix Stories from the Motherland: Ike agwugo’m

“They should not be treating us this way. Is it because we are older? “We have been waiting all day. Ike agwugo’m”   Lexicon Analysis: “Ike agwugo’m” translates to “I am exhausted”. It is transcribed from Igbo- a major African ...

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Pix Stories from the Motherland: Ogene

Pix Stories from the Motherland: Ogene

“I just released a song called ‘Ogene’ with one of our greatest artistes- Flavor. It’s going to be a big hit”   Lexicon Analysis:  Ogene is a style of music unique to the Igbo tribe. It takes its name from the ogene instrument ...

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Pix Stories from the Motherland: I no go Lie

Pix Stories from the Motherland: I no go Lie

“I got the new ‘Ghetto University’ album by Runtown​ “It’s just 90 bucks (45 cents). But my brother, I no go lie; all this new technology is making business harder. People prefer other forms like their phones. But thank God, I ...

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Pix Stories from the Motherland: No Stories

Pix Stories from the Motherland: No Stories

“Unless you’re buying something; achoro’m iko akuko obuna “As you can see; I’ve sold nothing.”   Lexicon Analysis:  “Achoro’m iko akuko obuna” translates to “I don’t want to tell any stories”. It is translated from Igbo- a major African language ...

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Pix Stories from the Motherland: Ha na-asi asi

Pix Stories from the Motherland: Ha na-asi asi

“I drive tipper trucks for a living “They keep saying the economy is bad. Ha na-asi asi. If it’s so bad, why do they keep building houses? I get calls every day to deliver sand and gravel to their sites. If ...

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