ICYMI: 20-year-old Nigerian Lady wins global award for being able to speak 11 foreign languages fluently, celebrates achievement


An exceptional 20-year-old Nigerian Lady named Favour Chisimdi Nwobodo has made history after being able to speak 11 foreign languages fluently without leaving Nigeria.

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Favour Chisimidi who is a language prodigy can speak fluently in Korean, Swahili, Shona, Indonesian, Filipino, Spanish, German, French, Chinese, English and Igbo Language. She learned to speak all the languages without leaving the shores of Nigeria.

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According to reports, the 20-year-old prodigy is currently learning to speak the Yoruba Language which is well spoken in South-West Nigeria and some other parts of Africa.

Favour Chisimidi is not only exceptional in languages, she is currently pursuing her dream of becoming a Medical Doctor. She is enrolled to earn a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree at the University of Nigeria.

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Favour Chisimidi narrated that her journey to achieving her language proficiency was full of tears, worries and doubts but it is worth the struggle.

She marvelled at how she was able to impact the Linguistics sector. “Wrote my first research article on Linguistics in Business (how Linguistics helps in making businesses thrive) which was submitted to Harvard Business Review,” she wrote on LinkedIn.