Pix Stories from the Motherland: Mixtape

“I’ve been working on my mix-tape. Nwanne, e no easy, but I hope 2016 will be my year.”
IMG-20151121-WA0015“Could you freestyle for us?”
“Sure. Yo, Yo…
It’s really, really sunny and I’m trying to stay hydrated/
I’m all about my money, front on me and get castrated/
Don’t get it twisted, I’m never overrated/
Hip-hop arrested, I will be celebrated/”
Lexicon Analysis: “Nwanne, e no easy” translates to “It’s not easy, bro”. It is translated from both Igbo and Nigerian Creole.

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

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