Pix Stories from the Motherland: Kudi

“Ina samun Kudi. Yes, yes yo!”

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Lexicon Analysis: ““Ina samun Kudi” translates to “I’m getting paid”. It is translated from Hausa- a major African language. It is spoken as a first language by 32 million and as a second language by 15 million more.

Background info:

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 comprehension and consumption.

By Obi Odenigbo

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