Rose May, Nigerian-Austrian singer and sister of Real Madrid star, David Alaba, has said that she is heartbroken about not being able to speak Yoruba, her dad’s native language.
The ‘Ibadi’ crooner said she really wish she could speak the language.
She disclosed this in a recent interview with Turntable.
She said she wasn’t able to learn Yoruba because her Nigerian father and Filipino mother always communicate in English.
Rose May said, “It breaks my heart that I can’t speak Yoruba because I really wish I can.
“I grew up in Austria, and my parents communicated in English, so that was how I was able to speak English. I learned how to speak German in school.
“Growing up in Austria, I was exposed to the cultures of my country of birth while also interacting with the Yoruba cultures of my father and the Filipino cultures of my mother.
“The result is a cultural hybrid that combines with my parent’s musical backgrounds to make me an artist whose music carries intercontinental markers.”