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It is only in Black Africa that a person who can’t speak his own native language will look down on a fellow Black African who does, simply because that person cannot speak English. Go to England and America. The average White European has little respect for a Black African who cannot speak their own language and bears a White European name over native Black African name. But they hide it with diplomacy. 

However, look at the world of music. For years, Africans have been trying to make it globally by singing Western styles of music. And they failed woefully. But when Yorubas started singling Afrobeats in Yoruba, Fela, Angelique Kidjo, D’Banj, Wizkid, Davido, Asake, Tiwa Savage, Adekunle Gold, and others blew up. Today, the hottest music on planet Earth is Afrobeats from Nigeria. Who is listening to this music? Mostly White Westerners. Their money is going to what they appreciate. If you like go and rap in American street slangs, or sing opera for them, and see whether they will buy your music. 

Even in politics, the top Black Africans in the Western world, whether Wale Adeyemo (US Deputy Treasury Secretary), Kemi Badenoch (UK Cabinet Secretary), or Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (DG WTO), got to the top with their native African names. 

Look at the wealthiest Africans on planet Earth, Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Tope Awotona, Bayo Ogunlesi, etc., but you, you go for a two-week holiday to England and return with a funky name and an unusual American accent and think you are better than your fellow Africans!

It does not matter where you come from. If you are Black, you are an African. Even if you don’t think so, those you are trying to impress know so!