The Igbo Radio was founded in 2009 to be an online resource centre for text, audio, video, news, educational and cutlural contents in Igbo language.

Mission

As the first of its kind, we want to remain a pacesetter in using modern technology to promote Igbo language and culture.

Motivation

Igbo, a language of over thirty million native speakers living predominantly in South-Eastern Nigeria, and which, due to immigration, now has a significant native-speaker representation in North America, is categorized as an endangered language due to sociolinguistic factors resulting in decreasing native-speaker competence.

In North America and everywhere else where Igbo is spoken, modern professional families often have neither time nor the knowledge of the oral traditions to transfer to their children. We are stepping in to provide an avenue for the Igbo family to learn language, values, customs, ethics, etc., through media contents.

This collaborative project focuses on preserving the Igbo language, which, according to the UNESCO and endangered language scholars, will be extinct in 50 years. This website is designed to be a Learning Management System, and an online language centre where users from all parts of the world can finds news, audio and video contents for both entertainment and educational purposes.

Chidi Igwe


I was born in Nigeria and trained in Canada. With a Master of Arts in linguistics from the University of Regina, and PhD from Dalhousie University, I am currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Regina. I have taught French language and linguistics in various institutions, including the French Language Centre, Awka and Dalhousie University, Halifax.

I am the author of Taking Back Nigeria from 419, published in 2007, and many scholarly articles in reputable academic journals. I am a passionate servant of the people.

Ibe, KeleChukwu


Ibe KeleChukwu hails from Umunze in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

He obtained his first degree from the Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka in 2015. He is keen on having impact on his generation and making indelible mark in the sands of time. In line with this, he has so far had a published work in American Chemical Society Journal titled "Effects of Refining Processes in Physicochemical Properties of Some Selected Vegetable Oil".

Izunna Okafor


Izunna is a multiple award wining creative young Nigerian writer, poet, essayist, publicist, journalist and Igbo language activist. He hails from Ebenator, Nnewi South L.G.A of Anambra State, Nigeria.

He has written and published many books, including novels, short stories, poems and articles/essays both in soft and hard copies. He writes both in the Igbo and English languages and has published enormously in the both. He has in the front line of his writing, the vision and mission of promoting the Igbo language and culture, and is one of those who still say NO to the 2012 prediction by the UNESCO that Igbo language will go extinct soonest.

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