20-Yr-Old Nigerian Lady Wins Global Award For Speaking 11 Foreign Languages Fluently

Favour Chisimdi Nwobodo, a remarkable 20-year-old Nigerian woman, achieved history by becoming fluent in 11 foreign languages without ever leaving her country.

Fluent speakers in Korean, Swahili, Shona, Indonesian, Filipino, Spanish, German, French, Chinese, English, and Igbo, Favor Chisimidi is a language prodigy. Without ever leaving Nigerian soil, she acquired the ability to speak every language.

The 20-year-old prodigy is reportedly currently mastering the Yoruba language, which is widely spoken in South-West Nigeria and certain other regions of Africa.

Language prodigy Favor Chisimidi is also working toward her goal of becoming a doctor of medicine. She has enrolled in the University of Nigeria to pursue a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree.

Favour Chisimidi described how her battle to become proficient in a language was accompanied by many tears, concerns, and doubts.

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.


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