Learning my mother tongue

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Born and raised in Birmingham, Lola is both British and Nigerian. As the oldest daughter, she started the first generation of British-Nigerian in her family. But to what extent can she lay claim to being Nigerian when she cannot speak her mother tongue? Published on BBC on October 20, 2018.

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This black history month (an annual commemoration of the history, achievements and contributions of black people in the UK) Lola and her mum Habiba have a candid conversation about why Lola never learnt Yoruba and what it means to be both black, and British, when you automatically inherit a dual heritage.

This film is part of BBC Stories stories 1 Culture 2 Generations

Produced and edited by Lola Mosanya
Filmed by Cebo Luthuli and Lara Ingram



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