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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.

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.

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.


She also received a global nomination for her work on Linguistics. “On the 28th of September 2022, I received a global nomination under business. It looked so surreal but then, it was glaring because it beared my full name ” Favour Chisimdi Emerald Nwobodo,” she said.

She now runs her company where she utilises her knowledge of languages to help businesses across various sectors thrive in new communities. According to her, her work has strengthened international trade in Africa.

She advised everyone to be the best of themselves. “I grew from almost nothing to being among the individuals strengthening business and trade in Africa.”

“I don’t know who I might be speaking to right now but in all you do, please be the BEST of yourself,” she added.

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