For a lot of people, learning another language is a herculean task. A lot of Nigerian students struggled with the French classes offered in secondary school and couldn’t wait to let go of the struggle as soon as they could.
A Nigerian born Favour Chisimdi Nwobodo has successfully achieved the feat of learning and speaking nine foreign languages which includes Korean, Swahili, Shona, Indonesian, Filipino, Spanish, German, French and Chinese (Mandarin), all without leaving the shores of Nigeria. She also speaks English and Igbo and currently learning Yoruba.
Mind blowing right? Yes!
You know what else is mind blowing? She is not a student of humanities. Favour Chisimdi is an undergraduate of medicine and surgery.
This is proof that you can do and be whatever you set your heart to do.
Learning a language that isn’t yours is a struggle but Favour endured and persevered through all the hurdles, nine times and that is why this is a great feat.
She is a genius, a cultural genius.
Cultural genius because a person’s language is an essential, inseparable part of their culture. So by learning their language, she has incorporated certain aspects of their culture.
Favour Chisimdi is the founder and CEO of Empress Linguistics Services, a language service provider aimed at providing linguistic solutions to Businesses, Brands, Entrepreneurs, Engineers and everyone at large.
Her services includes – Language Translation, Interpretation, Proofreading and Brand Translations Services, Advertisement in various languages, Language Tutorials and many more.
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