Pix Stories from the Motherland: Ihe di mkpa

“Music saved me from depression- saves me from depression. When that feeling hits, I plug in my earphones.
“I also sing and write songs. Been writing since 2007, but I don’t consider myself a musician. It’s hard to break even with music these days. So now, ihe di mu mkpa bu igucha akwukwo. In two years, I’ll have my degree in Microbiology and Brewery. Being successful in my field is my first goal. Music is second for now.”
Lexicon Analysis: “Ihe di mu mkpa bu igucha akwukwo” translates to “My priority is to graduate from college/school”. It is translated from Igbo- a language spoken by over 32m people in Nigeria.

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 comprehension and consumption.

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