It Breaks My Heart I Can’t Speak Yoruba – David Alaba’s Sister

Rose May, the Nigerian-Austrian sister of Real Madrid footballer, David Alaba, has said it breaks her heart not being able to speak Yoruba, the native language of her dad.

The Ibadi crooner confessed that she wished she could speak the language.


She stated this in an interview with Turntable.


According to her, she wasn’t able to learn Yoruba because her Nigerian father and Filipino mother always communicated with them 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.”

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