Language is a key aspect of the culture of a group of people.
In many ways, when a language goes extinct, then the people and their culture as it was passed down to them by their ancestors no longer exists.
It is in the preservation of culture that we pass down our way of life, including the language we speak to the young ones coming after us.
However, in today’s world when we are marrying into other cultures with more dominant languages such as English, French and others, which one do we pass down to our children?
Ghanaian Olympian, Akwasi Frimpong who is married to American Erica Shields Frimpong have obviously raised his daughter, Ashanti Adwoa Shields Frimpong with the English Language.
However, he is making sure that Ashanti knows her roots.
They have visited Ghana and now she is learning how to speak Twi.
As a native of the Ashanti Kingdom, Akwasi is teaching her how to speak the Asante Twi.
He shared a video of the beautiful daddy and daughter moment – or should we say – teacher and student moment online.
Since he shared the video, many have highlighted the need for children born in the diaspora to connect to Africa by learning their respective African language.
This will ensure the preservation of our dear languages.
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