“Until Africans, like the Chinese, the Koreans, the Japanese, the Russians, the French, the Singaporeans, etc start teaching their children in their own native language; until we Africans start directing the minds of our fellow Africans in their own language, until we Africans start affirming our pride, our self hood, our history, our talents, our culture and our identity solely in our own language – the language our people truly breath, eat and understand, we shall never see real progressive development.
After all, your real identity is your language, and how you effectively communicate and impact ideas and knowledge in your own language. WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR LANGUAGE, YOU LOSE NOT ONLY YOUR IDENTITY, YOU LOSE EVERYTHING.”
(The African Language and the African Identity)
Prince Dayo Fadina.