Ok-drama: How di love of Korean drama dey change lives for Nigeria
Broadcast Journalist, BBC Information Pidgin
Nigeria don get full blown Korean neighborhood for di kontri and most of dem no even be Asian.
Di growth of Korean tradition wey embrace Kdrama and Kpop don create a set of neighborhood for Nigeria and oda components of di world wey no solely like Korean content material but additionally dey create companies dem from di mata.
From meals, to magnificence to even tips about how one can journey go di kontri, and di language, di kain market wey dey get love for Korean tradition plenti well-well.
One among di pipo wey don take beta benefit of dis new market as e dey develop na Adora Treasured.
How Adora love of Korean dramas change her life
Adora wey be entrepreneur chook hand for a lot of tins in di Korean house.
She inform BBC Pidgin say she dey promote meals, train di language and been even set up of di Korean neighborhood for Nigeria jolly wey dem name “Hallyu Korean Group Hangout”.
She say di means wey she enta inside di Korean house na wen she begin to de watch kdrama.
“After I dey secondary college, I am going come home make all of us come watch Kdrama, afta someday I come see say dis language dey good, come resolve say I wan perceive wetin dem dey tok, na how I begin to dey study di language”.
Adora reveal say she use di web to sabi a few of wetin she know in addition to some cellular apps wey join am to South Korean natives dem.
She don additionally develop into a part of di neighborhood inside Ok-culture wey dey run steady Korean content material like skits for her Tik-tok, Instagram and Youtube.
Now she don use Korean take “meet ogbonge pipo, work with di KCCN for Nigeria on one challenge in addition to be Honorary Korean reporter”.
Adora Pecious win di 2021 Kim Sae Jung speech contest for 2021 wey suppose carry her go Korea, she say, “na coronavirus no make me go ooo”.
On August 20, lots Korean fanatics gada for Lagos to jolly inside di Korean Tradition Competition wey di theme na “Seoul of Lagos”.
Na one in every of di festivals wey Korean followers dey use gbadun dia love for di Asian kontri tradition.
Oda followers dey set up wetin dem name hangout every now and then to take jolly with oda Korean followers.
Pesin from di occasion, remark say, “na one in every of di occasions wey I do enta wey dem neva name me mumu sake of say I like Korean tradition”.
All dis occasions dey separate from di ones wey di official arm of Korean cultural ministry wey dem dey name di Korean Cultural Centre of Nigeria dey deal with.
Di Korean Tradition and Info Service dey run ova 27 Cultural centres all over the world wey dey promote Kpop and Kdrama, train Korean Language, Tradition, Taekwando and dey additionally give scholarships for foreigners to return study from dem.
Wetin happun for di ‘Seoul of Lagos’?
Di occasion introduce some Korean content material creators wey don flip like celeb for di neighborhood.
Some dance teams additionally observe dance for insde di occasion for di day.
Dem embrace Michelle Okonkwo wey don develop into web celeb for di Nigeria Korean neighborhood for doing Korean dance covers.
Anoda celeb wey dey of word na Reward for BBNaija wey gbab award from di KCCN for im Korean Pop dance abilities.
Dem additionally get the merch for Kpop stans, wey be pipo wey like Kpop teams like BTS, Ladies Era, Stray Kidz amongst odas.
E additionally bin get Korean Karaoke. Karaoke dey vital within the social lifetime of Koreans sotay dem be widespread, afta college or afta work exercise wey pipo dey take blow out steam.
Some kdrama followers additionally use di alternative tok tok about dia favourite Kdramas wey don comot in latest occasions.
One among di greatest tins wey carry pipo come dis occasion na di meals, cos pipo come to cut Korean meals.
And dis na the place Adora bin present herself for di occasion as di Ibadan based mostly lady bin put together all kindof Korean meals like Kimchi (fermented cabbage in pepper), Kimbap (rice roll with vegetable and meat and egg) and Tteobokkki (wey be rice cake).
Many pipo for dis neighborhood don face backlash wen e come to weda di research of di Korean language or dia love of Korean drama or kpop.
From “wetin you wan use di language take do” to “Korean language dey sound dumb”, to “las-las afta you observe Oppa end na Nigerian you go nonetheless find yourself with”, many individuals get completely different experiences.
Adora reveal how dat one have an effect on her Korean studying journey, “in some unspecified time in the future me sef come dey ask myself say wetin I dey use dis Korean do sef, however I thank God say I push to proceed as a result of wetin Korean don assist me do for dis life ehn….I no match begin to dey tok am”.
Even with di 2021 banger wey di Korean drama sequence Squid Sport wey comot for Netflix carry for Korean leisure, howeva e no actually do a lot to spice up Korean neighborhood for Nigeria.
Dis na as di majority of followers for Nigeria nonetheless be feminine and di success of Squid Sport no circulation enta oda Kdramas.
Howeva pipo like Adora nonetheless dey look di future along with her Korean love with hope.
She wan journey go South Korea las-las. She say “I get two choices for wetin I wan do wen I am going Korea. Na both I am going Korea to additional my research or I am going go there do tourism. Go see all di locations wey we don dey see from inside our dramas”.