Stella Dimoko BBC Launches Igbo and Yoruba Channel Services In Nigeria


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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

BBC Launches Igbo and Yoruba Channel Services In Nigeria

Two new language services have been launched by the BBC World Service for Igbo and Yoruba speakers in Nigeria and West and Central Africa. Their digital content is mainly aimed at audiences who use mobile phones.

Igbo is primarily spoken in south-east Nigeria and Yoruba in the south-west, as well as in Benin and Togo.

The BBC's expansion in Nigeria - Africa's most populous country where more than 200 languages are spoken - began last year with BBC Pidgin, which targets those who use the regional English-based lingua franca. It is primarily an oral language, without a standard agreed written form.

The BBC Igbo and Yoruba teams have also faced challenges to standardise their written languages for modern audiences - and have sought advice from academics.

From BBC news


  1. Yes oh!. I watched it last night and they were asking some people to sing the national anthem in Igbo and what some sang eeh...LMAO 😁
    This is good news for our native languages

    1. Hahahahaha, where we no learn am for Igbo. E go hard some how sha.

  2. I watched it last night and some people were interviewed to sing the national anthem in Igbo language. What some people sang eeh...LMAO 😁.

  3. A good one, but where is Hausa own o. Make dem no send us Herdsmen o.

    1. Lol 😁 @ sending herdsmen
      Hausa's have gotten theirs since


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