IPNN ::Intro to Pronouncing Nigerian Names::

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What is going in on in your mind when you see this name? Especially if you’re non-Nigerian, it’ll be like 1) how do I pronounce this monstrosity?  2) I don’t even want to try it, I don’t want to mess it up 3) who would name their child this? 4) what does it mean? 5 how will this child spell this name in kindergarten, the test will be over by the time he finishes writing his name 6) I wish I had a crash course on how to pronounce Nigerian names men.  Well, Laraddiji has heard your thoughts and has decided it’s about time to teach y’all about Nigerian Yoruba names and how to pronounce them.

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– So in this video, I’ll be giving you guys a little nameducation on pronouncing Nigerian names, especially names from the Yoruba tribe which is one of the three main tribes in Nigeria.

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– Watch out for next month’s episode on my joke of a skincare routine. Let’s get into today’s topic, learning the pronunciation of Nigerian names, Yoruba tribe.

We’ll start with syllables, this is how words are broken down and this is what will help you in your journey to pronouncing these African names.

I feel Americans aren’t taught how to break down words so in pronouncing names, they run into trouble, they want to rush it without breaking them down like in English. The trick to pronouncing a Yoruba name is in knowing the placement of the vowels.

If you’re Igbo or Hausa, or if you’re from other African countries, we need help from you with some tips on how to pronounce names from your tribe so that we can avoid stories that touch.

Like in that new Nigerian show Abishola, names was the starting point of their friendship, that’s usually what sparks a light between two people. And if you’ve been taught well by me, then you can start having and building some new relationships with all these yoruba girls and guys If you’re looking, all this depends io getting their names right, let them know you’ve done your homework just like Bob did in Abishola. .

In English language, we have 5 vowels. A E I O U

In Yoruba language, we have 7 of them A E Ę I O Ö U


Bob. Why is the O in this name not O but O.



Dave. Silent E noted at the end, you don’t pronounce that right?

Da.vid If a true Yoruba person wanted to say this word, they would say Da.vid










O lu wa da ra si mi

John 1 syllable

John-son 2 syllables

John-son-ton 3 syllables

2 -O lu

3 – O lu wa

5 – O lu wa da ra

7 – O lu wa da ra si mi

We can’t learn about Nigerian names without learning about this name Tunde, Tun.de which means back again. Basically, this name is usually given to a boy or girl whose grandfather or grandmother passed away before he or she was born, and because we believe in reincarnation I believe, we believe that either

Instead of getting upset, when people pronounce your name, teach them how to use English to assist or give them a nickname of your name to prevent you from getting your blood pressure up. My name is Omolara and when I realize after teaching others and they still don’t get it, or if the individual sincerely just doesn’t get my name, I’ll say call me Lara and keep it moving.

Thank you very much for staying with me until this part of the video. Living in Peace is the main section of my channel so do check out the other sections.  I’m a lover of peace and I love talking about situations we might find ourselves in that need peaceful endings. Let’s stop giving ourselves high blood pressure for no reason as we live our lives. God willing, we are on this earth for an average of 75-80yrs. Let’s not waste any of that precious time on matters that don’t help us positively in some way. You have a decision to make, if not now, maybe later, the ball of your name is in your court. Ask questions if you have any, don’t hesitate to leave a comment as well. Like this video by giving it a thumbs up so that I can make more of them and also you can follow me on Facebook & Instagram @Laraddiji and subscribe to my channel so you don’t miss the many more sizzling topics to come, hover on the red hearts on the right lower corner and subscribe, why wait, its free and make sure your notification bell is activated. Please, let’s love our neighbors as ourselves and remember, to Rest.In.Peace, we all need to be Living.In.Peace, Stay blessed. Bye bye. You’ll see me in my next one.

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