Patois Is A Gift; You Cannot Take It Away From Me – Cynthia Morgan
With hit songs like German Juice and Lead me on under her belt, Cynthia Morgan is fast becoming Nigeria’s leading dancehall act. In recent times, she has been criticized for adopting patois in her music, her patois as been said to be unreal. In a recent interview, the Edo state born singer addresses the issue.
“I don’t think I have heard that my Patois isn’t real. I am not Jamaican; I just happen to love the Jamaican culture and am someone that likes to practice something different. I am not saying I am 100 percent perfect in speaking Patois, even Jamaicans listen to my songs and ask: Is she Jamaican? Anybody that says my Patois is fake is a total hater .I picked it up when I was growing up; I even had to get a Jamaican dictionary which I didn’t even read. Patois is a gift and you can’t take it away from it.
By Ayo Onikoyi