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Are Igbos Allowed To Speak Their Language Publicly In Lagos? by Labelle(f): 5:26pm On Jan 07
I just left a supermarket somewhere in Lagos now and I cannot believe what happened.

The madam (of Yoruba tribe) was warning her staff at the counter not to speak Igbo with anyone including the customer she was conversing with. I was stunned at how irate she was, almost yelling that “she would not tolerate it”.

I then asked her why it was a problem since Yorubas spoke Yoruba all the time even within the office environment. This was her reply-

“No that is wrong, it is not SOCIALLY acceptable for both of them to speak Igbo publicly”, I then asked again why not, she was so furious…saying it may make a customer think they are gossiping… Each time she gave a response, she got even more angry. At this point the girl stopped and the customer walked away.

My question to Igbos in Lagos, is this a common occurrence where you live? Have you ever been berated for speaking your language in public?
Re: Are Igbos Allowed To Speak Their Language Publicly In Lagos? by NwaNimo1(m): 5:28pm On Jan 07
Shocking....
Re: Are Igbos Allowed To Speak Their Language Publicly In Lagos? by ajailer(m): 5:34pm On Jan 07
if u no like wetin d madam talk, nah ur problem b dat.... Lagos nah Yoruba land....make una all go where una come from if u are not okay with that......silly talk.

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Re: Are Igbos Allowed To Speak Their Language Publicly In Lagos? by illicit(m): 5:34pm On Jan 07
U wan make dem negotiate ur price in ur presence and u no go get clue



Experience is d best teacher.... Most ordinary lagosians speak pidgin and Yoruba....

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Re: Are Igbos Allowed To Speak Their Language Publicly In Lagos? by jerseyboy: 5:36pm On Jan 07
Lagos is a Yoruba territory. Yoruba language is the ligua-franca along side English. It is generally considered rude to speak any far off language on foreign soil. A problem that many find irritating about Nigerians abroad.

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Re: Are Igbos Allowed To Speak Their Language Publicly In Lagos? by wakaman: 5:52pm On Jan 07
Yamree wan scrap the woman head behind him back.
Nigbati nigbati!

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Re: Are Igbos Allowed To Speak Their Language Publicly In Lagos? by simplePOS: 6:19pm On Jan 07
As a business inclined person, if your staff speaks a language you don't understand with a customer, will you allow that? They will just negotiate and sell you join. It's not proper except the language is understood by both the business owner and the customer. That's why I am here for business owners. Business must be well managed! Try my free inventory app and see how beneficial it is to your business.

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Re: Are Igbos Allowed To Speak Their Language Publicly In Lagos? by oluwaseyi0: 7:21pm On Jan 07
Labelle:
I just left a supermarket somewhere in Lagos now and I cannot believe what happened.

The madam (of Yoruba tribe) was warning her staff at the counter not to speak Igbo with anyone including the customer she was conversing with. I was stunned at how irate she was, almost yelling that “she would not tolerate it”.

I then asked her why it was a problem since Yorubas spoke Yoruba all the time even within the office environment. This was her reply-

“No that is wrong, it is not SOCIALLY acceptable for both of them to speak Igbo publicly”, I then asked again why not, she was so furious…saying it may make a customer think they are gossiping… Each time she gave a response, she got even more angry. At this point the girl stopped and the customer walked away.

My question to Igbos in Lagos, is this a common occurrence where you live? Have you ever been berated for speaking your language in public?
Don't look at it from a tribalistic point of view but from communication, danger of language barrier and business view

Communicating with a customer in language your boss do not understand may trigger fear of you conniving with the customer to cheat the business hence the boss is been careful

In computer village most fraud are as a result of language barrier, this computer village guys will communicate in igbo, duped you in igbo, and collect change in Igbo while you sheepilie smile and nod your head


Same thing for hausa soldier, if you are fighting with an hausa and an hausa soldier intervene if you don't understand their language you are done for

Yoruba too have a way of scheming out non Yoruba speakers

In most cooperate establishment you are not expect to communicate in vernacular

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Re: Are Igbos Allowed To Speak Their Language Publicly In Lagos? by IamAtikulate: 7:36pm On Jan 07
Yorubas naturally have low self esteem.

I noticed that they always become paranoid when two Igbos are conversing in their language. I thought this only happens in the East and SW but I was shocked to notice the same thing in the North.

They always think others are back stabbers like them.

If you think I am lying, if you are Igbo, go with another Igbo person to where Yorubas are.

Start a conversation with them and flow with them in Yoruba. Now ask your Igbo friend about his friend in Igbo and speak Igbo with him for about 1 minute without minding your Yoruba friends.

Have a hearty laughter with your Igbo friend.

Watch the yorubas there carefully. You will notice them having paranaoia

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Re: Are Igbos Allowed To Speak Their Language Publicly In Lagos? by oluyomi71935: 10:01pm On Jan 07
U wan make dem negotiate ur price in ur presence and u no go get clue Experience is d best teacher.... Most ordinary lagosians speak pidgin and Yoruba....
Re: Are Igbos Allowed To Speak Their Language Publicly In Lagos? by parkervero(m): 10:54pm On Jan 07
Labelle:
I just left a supermarket somewhere in Lagos now and I cannot believe what happened.

The madam (of Yoruba tribe) was warning her staff at the counter not to speak Igbo with anyone including the customer she was conversing with. I was stunned at how irate she was, almost yelling that “she would not tolerate it”.

I then asked her why it was a problem since Yorubas spoke Yoruba all the time even within the office environment. This was her reply-

“No that is wrong, it is not SOCIALLY acceptable for both of them to speak Igbo publicly”, I then asked again why not, she was so furious…saying it may make a customer think they are gossiping… Each time she gave a response, she got even more angry. At this point the girl stopped and the customer walked away.

My question to Igbos in Lagos, is this a common occurrence where you live? Have you ever been berated for speaking your language in public?

@bold I think she is correct for that, perfectly.
Re: Are Igbos Allowed To Speak Their Language Publicly In Lagos? by Cashsteady(m): 10:56pm On Jan 07
Same way igbos feel uncomfortable when they hear a Yoruba speak in igboland it's a common thing if u no like am leave lagos we no force una

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Re: Are Igbos Allowed To Speak Their Language Publicly In Lagos? by Nobody: 11:22pm On Jan 07
I never see that Yoruba woman that will tell me not to speak my language in public.
Re: Are Igbos Allowed To Speak Their Language Publicly In Lagos? by BlackfireX: 2:08am On Jan 08
All this iragbijis claiming Lagos, I hope you know Eko belongs to the binis...



Not everyone is a backstabbing bittttccchhh like you lots



But you people speak Yoruba in UK, US and other places



Bumi ko ya were

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Re: Are Igbos Allowed To Speak Their Language Publicly In Lagos? by tit(f): 2:40am On Jan 08
Goods in her shop should have a minimum price.
If the sales girl sells at that minimum to a friend, occasionally, it should not a problem
Re: Are Igbos Allowed To Speak Their Language Publicly In Lagos? by kalu61(m): 6:52pm On Jan 08
oluwaseyi0:

Don't look at it from a tribalistic point of view but from communication, danger of language barrier and business view

Communicating with a customer in language your boss do not understand may trigger fear of you conniving with the customer to cheat the business hence the boss is been careful

In computer village most fraud are as a result of language barrier, this computer village guys will communicate in igbo, duped you in igbo, and collect change in Igbo while you sheepilie smile and nod your head


Same thing for hausa soldier, if you are fighting with an hausa and an hausa soldier intervene if you don't understand their language you are done for

Yoruba too have a way of scheming out non Yoruba speakers

In most cooperate establishment you are not expect to communicate in vernacular
I can't agree less from a business perspective owned by Yoruba person or any tribe for your employee to converse in language you know not.

However, it's a matter of trust and backstabbing

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Re: Are Igbos Allowed To Speak Their Language Publicly In Lagos? by Karleb(m): 6:58pm On Jan 08
IamAtikulate:
Yorubas naturally have low self esteem.

I noticed that they always become paranoid when two Igbos are conversing in their language. I thought this only happens in the East and SW but I was shocked to notice the same thing in the North.

They always think others are back stabbers like them.

If you think I am lying, if you are Igbo, go with another Igbo person to where Yorubas are.

Start a conversation with them and flow with them in Yoruba. Now ask your Igbo friend about his friend in Igbo and speak Igbo with him for about 1 minute without minding your Yoruba friends.

Have a hearty laughter with your Igbo friend.

Watch the yorubas there carefully. You will notice them having paranaoia

Oga, you talking nonsense. Yoruba in Igbo land experience what you just described.

There is nothing tribalistic about what the OP narrated. Has anyone ever stopped an Igbo person from speaking their language in their shop?

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