Teachers who flog kids for speaking local languages should be ashamed of themselves – Yul Edochie

Nollywood actor Yul Edochie

Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has stated that teachers who flog children for speaking their local languages should be ashamed of themselves.

The 38-year-old criticised the practice of forcing school children to speak foreign languages in a post he shared across social media on Monday.

“To think that some of our teachers flogged us back then in school for speaking our language. calling it vernacular. Can you imagine? You speak your own language you get flogged. All those teachers should be ashamed of themselves. Oyibo people really messed up our brains,” he wrote.

On May 8, Yul defended the winner of the fourth season of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show, Mercy Eke, after she was branded ‘local’ by a critic.

He wrote, “White people messed up our brains making us see our own ways as local. C. Ronaldo speaks English with a Portuguese accent, have you called him local? Many brains need to be formatted in this country. We no be Oyibo. Mercy Eke is not local, she is simply Nigerian or Biafran.”