“May we take your picture?”
“Ego one k’iga akwu?”
“Can’t we take it for free?”
“What do you mean, free? Well, let’s pity them. Today it’s free. But when we become popular, you won’t have it so easy”
Lexicon Analysis: “Ego one k’iga akwu?”translates to “How much would you pay?”. It is translated from Igbo- a major African language which has roughly 30 dialects and is spoken by over 24m people.
Legendary writer Chimamanda Adichie once said, “…the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue; but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story”.
NoCoolStory is in existence for the purpose of creatively correcting the many unfair and incomplete African stereotypes through the lips of Africans.
It is important to note that some of the stories on these series have been translated from different local languages to English. And while the contents are totally original to the individual(s) pictured; some of the wordings and sentence constructions may have been modified for easier reading.
By Obi Odenigbo