Media personality KieKie addresses people who are ashamed of speaking their local language to avoid being called razz
Popular Nigerian media personality and actress Bukunmi Adeaga-Ilori also known as KieKie, has addressed people who are ashamed to speak their local language for fear of being called razz.
Taking to social media, Kiekie wrote a long note to people who don’t speak her native language.
Kiekie says that the fact that some people don’t embrace their native dialects because they don’t want to be called razz or local really breaks her heart.
Before urging people to be proud of where they come from, she went on to say that she cannot comprehend how some Nigerians came up with the definition of razz or local. Additionally, Kiekie demanded an end to the stigmatization that exists while the outside world learns our language and sells it to us. Kiekie claims that our local language is even more beautiful than the English language.
She concluded by stating that speaking with an indigenous accent in one’s native tongue is actually a significant flexibility.
According to her:
Speaking your local language with your indigenous accent and tone is major flex.
Check out her posts below:
Netizens react as Kiekie addresses people who are embarrassed about their local language
stannze: “I kuku carry Igbo language for head.”
misshembe: “True!! I’m a Tiv girl and I am so proud of my heritage, so much so that I don’t have an English name. I can speak Tiv and rap it in anyway.”
veevyane__: “It’s the whitewashed ones that refer to their local language as razz.”
sir_duwa: “One id!ot said my Benin accent is too obvious , I no understand, I supposed de sound like Chinese man ? …. abi u never hear when them Ronaldo de speak English with their local language, Abeg may nobody stress me.”
sauceprince1: “Sincerely speaking, your local language is a big flex, speak it with joy. But also understand ENGLISH to save other tribe the stress of trying to understand your language. She’s making SENSE abeg.”
marybakes_ph_lagos: “Most parents in Lagos should do better, their children can’t speak their local languages.”
lifeoflagos_: “Nigeria is the only country that see you as local for having a Nigeria accent or when you speak your language. Yet you’ll see them speaking French with so much joy, learning Spanish and other languages with so much glee , but our own language and accent “Oh he’s local , she’s razz. You’re not intelligent “ but just speak any foreign language or queens English, you automatically become the most smart and exposed.”