Actress Jennifer Eliogu has shared a video of herself teaching a Chinese man the Igbo language.
The movie star who is currently in Toronto, posted the video in the early hours of Wednesday, saying that the man tried to make conversations with her in Igbo as they took a ride in an elevator.
In the video, the actress cum singer could be seen asking the Chinese “Kee kwanu?” which means “How are you?” in Igbo to which the man responded. The actress and others in the elevator laughed as the man attempted to speak Igbo.
“My Igbo is not very good,” he said while others laughed.
She wrote: “So I met a Chinese man, he was like a tour guide at the CN tower in Toronto, he asked where I was from seeing we were just two blacks in their mist(my cousin and ), I told him, he asked which part, I told him and in excitement he tried to make conversation in Igbo language. He said he picked up a few lines back home from Igbo guys who used to come to China to buy goods, much as his Igbo wasn’t good, I was quite impressed ….And yet some Igbo people living in Nigeria can’t speak their language…Mtseeeeeew(Long hiss).”
Jennifer Eliogu alongside her colleague Genevieve Nnaji recently attended the premiere of the latter’s latest film I Do Not Come To You By Chance at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
The film is an adaptation of Adaobi Nwaubani‘s award-winning 2009 novel with the same title.
The movie was directed by Ishaya Bako, the director of The Royal Hibiscus Hotel and Road To Yesterday.
The new movie is co-produced by Chinny Carter and Chioma Onyenwe, while scripting was done by Chika Anadu and Bako.
It stars Paul Nnadiekwe, who makes his debut appearance on the big screen, alongside Blossom Chukwujekwu. Joining them are Jennifer Eliogu, Sambasa Nberibe, and Beverly Osu. It follows a struggling Nigerian graduate whose seemingly sole option involves assisting his dubious uncle’s fraudulent email scam. The film presents its story in both English and Igbo.