Why is it important to speak my African Language, (Yoruba)? (In Diaspora Part 1)

Ever since my online language tutoring website, www.laswel.com was made public, I have been asked many questions, directly and indirectly.

Some out of curiosity, others out of shock as if to say “What? Are you serious? Yoruba?”, “How come? “, “Of all the things you can do in the UK, why Yoruba?”, “you must be joking” while others out of admiration and pride, their response could be interpreted to say “well done girl! You’ve got guts! Kudos!”)

I would however summarise these questions as these “why teach Yoruba language?”, “How did you come about this idea?” and “what stirs your passion to start this?” All these questions and much more are legit questions. I have answered some directly, others I have not had the opportunity until now. I have decided therefore, to openly address and answer these questions here and why it is important to speak my African language, which in my case is Yoruba.
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