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General News of Sunday, 7 May 2023


'God don butta my bread' - Old video of King Charles III speaking Pidgin resurfaces; Nigerians react

King Charles III and President Muhmmadu Buhari play videoKing Charles III and President Muhmmadu Buhari

An old video of King Charles III speaking Nigerian Pidgin English has resurfaced.

In 2019, the new King of United Kingdom, King Charles paid a visit to Lagos, Nigeria's mega city.

During his visit, he was heard speaking pidgin as he exchanged pleasantries with the dignitaries which included, ex-heads of state, leading politicians, then-presidential candidates and professionals from the world of music, arts and fashion.

In his greetings he said; “How you dey? (How are you?)” to the amazement of people present.

The new monarch, now 74, was on tour to Nigeria, The Gambia and Ghana when he shared his optimism to visit "Lasgidi" (Lagos).

At the time, he was the then Prince of Wales at the residence of the British Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos.

Delivering his speech, he said; “I find it hard to believe that nearly 30 years have passed since I first came to this city,”

While praising Lagos for its dynamism and energy, the King said:

“As they say, ‘God don butta my bread’ (God has blessed me).”

The now monarch also said, “If life dey show you pepper, make pepper soup,” this means that "life is what you make it”.

It is reported that King Charles III owned the Prince's Trust, which has helped launch the career of several young entrepreneurs.

Reacting to the resurfaced video, some Nigerians have shared their thoughts on the new monarch speaking Pidgin.

delightpedro7: God don butter your bread my brother enjoy yourself

user8808527839229: owanbe, Yoruba party was written boldly so his new name is oluwafemi,

PEACE: let's give him a yoruba name jare, Temitope

Anonymous: We have officially carried him to Yorubaland his name is now Demilade

See the video here: