Why did Mr. Makinde insist on having Kim pay a two-year rent in advance? (Dialogue 1 – Unit 4) In Nigeria, because it is common thing for tenants to refuse to pay their monthly rent after the expiration of their initial payment, landlords or realtors usually charge a one- to two-year rent in advance. The hope is … More Languages and culture points – A two years rent!
Ó péjó méta is used for someone you have not seen for a long time. It literally means “it is up to three days (that we have not meet)”. In traditional Yoruba life, three days is a long time for Yoruba people not to see one another. The response ojó kan pèlú, literally means “one day … More Language and culture points – Using Ó péjó méta/ojó kan pèlú
Greetings are a mayor aspect of Yoruba culture. It is extremely important that you know how to greet people in order to fit in with Yoruba society. People who do not know how to greet in Yorubaland are regarded as rude, lacking proper manners. Young men prostrate themselves (i.e. lie flat on the floor with … More Language and culture notes – greetings