by Linda Ikeji
ason Njoku, 38, has been called out by Twitter users after he revealed that he and his kids cannot speak his native language but he’s ensuring they learn French and then Mandarin.
The iROKO TV founder tweeted: “My children are currently learning French. Mandarin will be up next. I intend for them to develop this over the next 10 years. They can’t speak Igbo (neither can I). Its okay. The world won’t shake from its foundations.”
His tweet began a conversation about appreciating our native language and heritage and ensuring that it doesn’t go extint. Some Twitter users called him out for saying it’s OK that his kids can’t speak his native language yet he’s making it compulsory for them to learn other people’s languages. But some said they are his kids and he can raise them as he wants.
Below are some reactions to his tweets.